“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’ “
How convenient. I’ve actually been taking pictures of my bookshelves the last few days. I recently rearranged the furniture in my room because I got a new bed, and when I moved my book case, I decided to take pictures of the shelves because they look better than they have in months (for the most part). I’ve included pictures of all my shelves, except for the small book case with my YA books (which I’ve read most of). So there are certainly books on all of these shelves that I’ve read, with the exception of the books on my night stand. However, the majority of the books are unread.
This is my main book case- at least the top shelves of it. What you can’t see from this picture, is the bottom shelf, which is far more heavily loaded than any of the other shelves.
This picture is of the previously mentioned bottom shelf. There are a few books you can’t see, but of the ones you can see, I’ve only read six of the books. Needless to say, I’ve got my work cut out for me. Now, onward.
I’ve also included close ups of the other four shelves in this book case. Again, the vast majority of these books are unread.
These are the top two shelves of my book case, and the only ones with any attempt at organization. The top shelf is non-British European classics, and the second shelf is American classics, up until Sin in the Second City. Then we delve into my general book collection.
These are also in my general book collection. At one point earlier this year, it was all fiction, and for the most part, that’s still true. Most of my non-fiction books are boxed in the garage. But I’ve bought some more non-fiction this year, and I’m still too excited about these to box them.
The books that are actually lined up and in order are my British classics and, obviously at the end, are my Harry Potter books (the space left at the time was perfect). Stacked on top are books I’m not ready to box up, but didn’t have room for in the book case.
And finally, are the books lined up on my night stand. Most of them are 2009 releases, but all are unread books that I want to get to sooner rather than later:
Well, that’s it. Hope you’ve all enjoyed your look at my TBR. And if you’ve got suggestions for which books I should move to the top of the pile, feel free to share them!