Book Organisation | Feature and Follow Friday

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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!

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