GUYS. You may or may not have seen but I got new bookcases. And not just any bookcases — real deal, solid wood, BUILT-IN CUSTOM BOOKCASES. THEY TAKE UP THE WHOLE WALL. This alone deserves a celebration. I’ve had quite a few books that I’ve been meaning to giveaway so I thought this was the perfect occasion to do so!
Shane’s friend Ryan from RPM Custom Homes built the bookcase and he did such a FANTASTIC job!
Before we get to the giveaway, I’m going to show you guys these beautiful babies and show you how I organize my shelves… And believe me. It’s crazy.
First up, we’ve got the “Adult Side”. My bookcase is made up of MOSTLY YA, but I still have mounds and mounds of cozy mystery mass market paperbacks that I stocked up on back when I was… you know, actually reading cozy mysteries. Some are series, some are only the first in the series, some are series I haven’t even started yet… Then we’ve got the In Death series by J.D. Robb which I think I’ve made it nine books in? And the ones I own are the ones I still need to read. (I sold the ones I did read back to the used bookstore.)
Then I have a shelf full of ALL my Janet Evanovich books since I’m a big Stephanie Plum fan! I’ve got the whole series in PB (ONLY in PB) and some of her other books too, which I have yet to read.
Then I have the super sad shelf full of the rest of my adult books… Some from BEA, some previously purchased but… There’s not much there haha! YA has truly taken over.
Next up, from left to right, is my YA collection! On the top is my FAVORITE series (actually, there are some adult books there on the top left… Heather Wells, The Spellman Files, and then the various other adult books I couldn’t fit on the left hand side) and then my YA favs on the top right!
The next shelf down are the YA sci-fi/paranormal/dystopian hardcovers I’ve read (most of which are signed), then my FAV SERIES EVER (again, most of which are signed. Not CInder & Scarlet yet). Then we go to TBRs/hardcover a shelf down and then my TBRs paperback a shelf down from that!
Think I’m going overboard with the organization…?
Next up is the other side… More of my favorite series (for some reason I needed to keep the vampire books together even though it made shelving more complicated), down from there are my contemporary reads (which apparently seem to be REALLY lacking!), and then a shelf full of nice decorations 🙂
Then I’ve got my ARC side! Older ARCs that I’ve gotten from other people, YA Book Exchange, and rescued from thrift stores because they don’t belong there… Then my shelf of ARCs from BEA I still need to read. Below that, ARCs I’ve received for The Selective Collective, from Macmillan, and other books I want to read soon. Then below that, books I’ve borrowed from other people (seriously, don’t loan me books. You see my shelf now. You’ll never get them back because I don’t have time to read them haha) and the stack of books I’m GIVING AWAY!!!!
Lastly — and the least exciting — is all of my “non-reading books” all the way to the right. I’ve got my yearbooks, binders, old school stuff, and some photo albums on the top. Book related movies below it (all of my movies wouldn’t fit in the bookcase so I chose to display the book adaptations! HA!), my TV show DVDs beneath that (because you always need to display Friends! And that’s Shane’s mom’s DVDs of Downton Abbey. SERIOUSLY. DON’T LOAN THINGS TO ME), and just some more decorations on the bottom.
WELL. Those are my shelves! This is actually the first time I’ve really had a visual explanation of how I organize them and I’m actually kind of proud of them haha! I’m sure you all think I’m crazy now because my method of organization is RIDICULOUSLY specific. Oh, and in case you didn’t notice… Within those specific groups, they’re also organized by color. My bookcase has to be PRETTY, okay?
Okay, okay, I know you’re all excited for the giveaway so enough about me. Let’s give some books away! I have quite a hefty stack to give away — some old, some new, some hardback, some paperback — so I’ll pick three winners (all at the same time) and the first person will get first pick, then the second, then the third. I’m sure you’re curious what’s up for grabs, so here you go!
Fated by Alyson Noel (Paperback provided by St. Martin’s Press for giveaway!)
Tidal by Amanda Hocking (Hardcover provided by St. Martin’s Press for giveaway!)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (Paperback provided by St. Martin’s Press for giveaway!)
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (Hardcover provided by St. Martin’s Press for giveaway!)
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau (ARC)
Relic by Heather Terrell (ARC)
Inhuman by Kat Falls (ARC)
Maybe Tonight by Bridie Clark (ARC)
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (ARC)
Fractured by Sarah Fine (ARC)
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC)
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf (ARC)
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (ARC)
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (ARC)
The winners of the giveaway will also get some SWAG.
PLEASE NOTE that a lot of these are ARCs and SOME OF THESE are parts of a series. If you are the winner, please make sure you are aware of what you are selecting!
All you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter below! US & Canada only. (Sorry, no International on this one!) The giveaway will be open for one week, so have at it!