Bookshelf Tour (#1)

Hi everybody!

I absolutely LOVE books — not only reading them, but collecting them. They’re one of my major weaknesses. I’ll already have 3 copies of one book and buy another one because it’s pretty, or vintage, or I just found it for a good deal at a thrift store. This is probably why I own hundreds and hundreds of them . . . I regret nothing. 😂

I have four different bookshelves throughout my house which hold all of my books, so I thought it would be fun to give you guys a look at some of them, how I organize my shelves, and what I have in my collection! I have too many to show all of their covers, but I’ll share some pictures of particularly cool volumes.

The first one I’ll be doing a post about it one hanging on a wall of my bedroom. This is what catches your attention when you first walk into the room, so I have mostly collectors’ volumes of books and ones that have pretty spines. 😉

An overview of the whole thing.

I’ll start with the bottom shelf first. To the far right, out of frame, there are a bunch of collectibles which are my sister’s. Then I’ve got a vintage reproduction Strawberry Shortcake doll (because why not) and a Chronicles of Narnia collectible, which is a mini replica of Susan’s bow and arrow.

The books in this picture are sort of like my “TBR pile”, although I don’t always take books from here when I’m deciding what to read next. I like keeping books I want to read soon here, though, because oftentimes “out of sight, out of mind” applies to my books!

My copy of Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys is cool because it’s signed by the author! I wasn’t there myself when it was signed, but my lovely friend went to one of her signings and got it done for me. 🙂

This is a lovely B&N collectors edition of several Agatha Christie mysteries. I love Agatha Christie, and this book was so gorgeous that when I saw it I couldn’t pass it up! The pages even have gold edges.

To the left of the bottom shelf, I have a couple boxed sets and series. From right to left: Star Spangled Summer by Janet Lambert, the Dinny Gordon series by Anne Emery, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Puffin in Bloom edition), Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Puffin in Bloom edition), the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Mitford series by Jan Karon. If you’re wondering what the heck those little stuffed animals are, they’re collectibles from a video game called Stardew Valley I really enjoy. They’re called Junimos. 😉

Here are some of the covers of the Sherlock Holmes books. These are really cool because they’re vintage copies from the 1970s.

(What is the Junimo doing there??? 🤔)

Time for the middle shelf! On the right is my Jane Austen section. I’ve got a few biographies about the author and a boxed set of all her books (purchased @ Books-A-Million). I also have some knick-knacks from thrift stores and birthdays on there too.

In the middle is my favorite part of this shelf. Starting on the right, there is my LOTR boxed set (movie covers), which I purchased slightly used for about $4.00 from Salvation Army. Then, my Juniper Books set of The Chronicles of Narnia. These were not cheap, but I don’t regret the purchase at all because I adore Narnia and the set is so pretty. 🙂 Next we have all of my Penguin Classics books: Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Emma by Jane Austen, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. My two Pops are The Ancient One from Doctor Strange and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. How do they relate to the books, you ask? They don’t. 😂

On the far left is what I think of as my bedside table. I have the top bunk of bunk beds, so this is right next to my bed and serves that purpose well. It looks pretty bare and sad, but that’s because I usually have some pictures of my friends and I here which I took off for privacy reasons. What’s left, though, is a notepad and pen, a couple reading lights, sticky notes, a devotional book, and some sand my friend got for me in Florida. 🙂

Last but not least, the very top shelf! It only has a handful of books on it, held up by these unicorn bookends. 😂 These are what I like to think of as my housekeeping books. It’s books that have recipes and decorating or organizing tips. I’ve also got a book on pricing vintage fashion and a book with some fun things about Christmas during the 50’s and 60’s.

And over on the right, some of my Star Trek collectibles. It’s my favorite show, so I’ve got to have some! 😉

There we have it! That’s the first bookshelf tour done! Phew!

Do you like reading? Have you read any of the books I showed on this shelf? Am I the only one with a book hoarding obsession? 😂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading!

Lydia

12 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour (#1)

  1. This bookshelf looks so fun! I’ve been wanting a floating bookshelf kind of like this one for my room for a while, and this post was good inspiration 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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