Alright, my loves, it’s time for one of my most highly-requested posts of all time… the introduction to my SHELF TOUR series!
Before we get started, a disclaimer: I own a lot of books. Reasons:
1) We could never afford books when I was a kid, so I make up for it now. 2) I have always wanted to have a massive, full-room library, and I’m working my way up to it. 3) My MI symptoms include impulsive purchasing habits that can be difficult to control.
All of this is to say: if you plan on commenting anything rude about my collection’s size, please just close this post now. 99.9% of my friends and followers are amazing people, but I have received some very unkind remarks in the past and won’t stand for them anymore.
All of the boring bits aside… let’s jump in! Since I have several shelves, I’ve decided to break this up into a series of posts. I had a hard time deciding what to begin with, so I opted to kick this off with my new TBR cart! After wanting one for almost two years, I finally purchased one recently and have loved it. It lives right beside my desk, and at any given time, it houses:
- current reads
- ARCs I need to read ASAP
- seasonal TBR titles
- miscellaneous recent hauls I’d like to read soon
Since the cart’s shelves hide the bottom halves of the books’ spines, I’ll add a collage underneath each shelf with the books there. Let me know if this is something you’d like me to keep doing, or if you think the photos of the shelves are enough on their own!
This top shelf is all current reads and ARCs that I want to read ASAP, though I took this photo a few days ago, and have actually finished In Darkness, Delight since then. Also… I don’t even know why The Raven Boys is on here. ? I think I’d planned to reread it and didn’t get around to it, but its dust jacket is on the regular bookshelf with the rest of my Stiefvater collection.
This shelf also features a couple of freebie stickers I got for We Sold Our Souls and Vengeful. (I actually have 2 of these WSOS stickers, and the other one lives on my laptop!)
This shelf is mostly slightly-lower-but-still-high priority review copies, plus some seasonal TBR items, and Bones, which I’ve finished since taking this photo, too. Some of these are pretty overdue (whoops).
This sticker is for BodyArtForms.com, the site I used to buy all of my jewelry from. I don’t even like the sticker that much, but I’ve been shopping from the site for so long that the logo is nostalgic. ?
This is basically a continuation of the top shelf (I’m realizing as I type this that it makes no sense to have them in this order ?): mostly review copies that are high priority, though a few were gifts that don’t require reviews right away (The Grief Keeper, If I’m Being Honest, These Witches Don’t Burn, Heroine).
No stickers on this one (yet)!