Book Organisation | Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. It’s all about increasing your followers and making new friends! If you want to take part just answer the question and add your post the link, follow the hosts and featured blogs, and hop from blog to blog!

Every week two bloggers are featured, and this week I’m lucky enough to be one!! You can only imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I woke up to find an email telling me that I was going to be one of the featured bloggers! If you want to find out my answers to the questions then head on over to Parajunkee’s View!

This Week’s Question

How do you organise your books? Either at home or on your reading-device, or on your bookish platform like Goodreads.
Well, on my bookcase I organise books alphabetically by author, I’m pretty serious about my bookcase organisation and I’ve been known to spend the better part of a day sorting it out. I put books that I need to read haphazardly on top of the beautifully placed books that I have read, that way they’re visible and easy to grab.
My Kindle has no such organisation. The books are supposedly in the order I read them, although a lot of the time I’ll click on a book to check a highlighted passage and move it up the order. The books that I haven’t read on my Kindle just float around and occasionally I’ll go through and bring them all to the front, but I hate to admit that doesn’t happen that often.
I honestly feel that my Goodreads organisation is below par. I’ve got the standard Read, TBR and Currently Reading. But then there’s the option to create lots and lots of your own custom bookshelves. At first I found this quite daunting, and I didn’t really want to sully what I thought was a perfectly okay system. Boy, was I wrong. I’ve created bookshelves for my favourite genres, New Adult, Young Adult and Dystopian, along with high school college romance, cowboys and the south, modern day fairytale and favourites. I like splitting books into these shelves because then I can use the Goodreads recommendation tool and find books similar to the ones that I’ve liked on these shelves. I break up from uni really soon and I’m probably going to end up dedicating a day to a Goodreads organisation overhaul. TBR shelf, I’m looking at you.
How do you organise your books? Let me know in the comments!


46 thoughts on “Book Organisation | Feature and Follow Friday

  1. I'd love to organize my bookshelves like you one of these days! The way I have my books strewn all over the place makes it difficult to find what I'm looking for! Happy reading! πŸ™‚

    Old Bloglovin' follower; new follower on Goodreads! πŸ™‚


  2. Congratulations on being feature πŸ˜€ New Follower XD

    I am so disorganized 😦 I used to be organized. My goodreads is probably more organized then my bookshelf etc;.

    Maura @


  3. Great answer you have here. I like to organize my shelves by author too. My goodreads and my nook are both organized by genres and tropes. That way if I am in the mood for a certain theme I just look it up and get the book and sit down and read. Have a great weekend.


  4. Congrats on the feature! You are a master of organisation! Feel like visiting and organising my shelves? πŸ˜‰ I'm terrible, books just get placed where they fit on my shelves. New follower. πŸ™‚


  5. Congrats on the feature! πŸ™‚ Followed you on bloglovin', goodreads and added you to my wordpress reader.

    Wow, I don't have any particular order in my physical shelf except for series, but I have many shelves for different genres on Goodreads.


  6. Congrats on being featured! I tend to organize my books by the author's last name. I have SO many shelves on Goodreads. It's crazy, but it helps me organize everything. New follower!

    Lizzie @


  7. Congratulations on the feature! πŸ˜€

    Spending a day sorting out your Goodreads shelves sounds like a good idea! I attempted to fix up my TBR recently… it was well worth the time it took!


  8. Congratulations on being one of the featured bloggers πŸ™‚

    I am like Jennifer I organise genre, series and size and my Authors are all right next to each other. Maybe you can do a post on your book organising system one day, it sounds very organised.

    My Book Blogger Hops


  9. My bookshelves are well organized too. I have them all by genre and then alphabetically by author. I do have my unread books mixed in though. I have way too many to leave them out. πŸ˜› My Goodreads has the same setup except I also have a TBR Don't Own shelf for stuff I want to buy later.

    MY FF!


  10. When I first got Goodreads I just spent an evening investigating the site, coming to grips with how it all works. I think I'll be reorganising Goodreads soon if I'm honest! Thanks for following! πŸ™‚ xx


  11. As long as series are together, I don't really have a specific organization method for the rest of my books! But I might start placing them alphabetically by author pretty soon!

    Old follower! πŸ™‚


  12. As long as series are together, I don't really have a specific organization method for the rest of my books! But I might start placing them alphabetically by author pretty soon!

    Old follower! πŸ™‚


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