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As Seen on Bookstagram | Shefie Sunday

After five years of blogging, sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas. So much has changed over the years, including my blogging style, many times over, and I’ve gotten so much more into taking photos and posting on Instagram as a part of my love of books and bookish merch!

In an attempt to keep things interesting and fun, I wanted to started a little something new for me where I take a post that I had originally shared on Instagram — or “bookstagram” for those in the book community — and took it a little further in a blog post. There’s a limited  number of characters that you can share on Insta and the point of those posts is more to get to the point, rather than writing a whole narrative, but sometimes each post deserves a few extra words, and “As Seen on Instagram” is a fun way for me to do that!


Do you ever participate in #shelfiesunday?

There are many different photo prompts for the days of the week — #mapmonday, #socksunday, #stacksaturday, but one of my favorites is #shelfiesunday! I love my built-in bookcases and I’ve truly filled them to the max! (No, really. I have four other bookcases in the house and I STILL can’t fit all of my books on the shelves.)

This magical main feature is filled with all of my favorites, including favorite series, collections, and all the main books that are still on my TBR. I have some overflow shelves for ARCs, other books like my cozy mysteries, and even just other random things on my TBR but this is my pride and joy!

It’s also where a lot of my merch sits and let’s be honest, it’s mostly candles. The above photo was for a Shelfie Sunday a couple weeks ago and I tagged all of the shops I could see in the snapshot! You get a little peek at my Lunar Chronicles shelves, some contemporary favorites, and a little bit of sci-fi.

Are you on bookstagram? Do you have amazing shelves that you show off for #shelfiesunday (or any old day of the week)?

If you want to read the original post, check it out above or head to my Instagram page where you can follow for all kinds of bookish photo updates! 

#TheShelfieHop | A Bookshelf Tour

bookshelf tour

When I saw a post about a hop for bookshelf pictures… I couldn’t resist! Ever since I had my bookshelves built two years ago (was it two years already??), I’ve been kind of obsessed with them and I’m not ashamed to admit that I love showing them off! I recently rearranged everything to look a little better as far as decorations and arrangement go and I’ve been meaning to find a way to show them off somehow… so how could I pass up this opportunity?

Kristen My Friends Are Fiction,  Sarah from The YA Book Traveler Chasing Faerytales, and Crystal at Bookiemoji came together to organize #TheShelfieHop on November 16th, allowing book lovers everywhere to post pictures of their bookcases for others to ogle. I mean, admire. I personally LOVE seeing other people’s bookshelves too and I naturally had to join in as well!

Well, you didn’t come here for words so let’s get to those pictures!! 


My bookcase! 

For the sake of viewing ease, I’m separating the bookcase into six “columns”, going from bottom to top in each photo below so you can see everything else close up!


(From bottom to top)

  • YA contemporary paperbacks, unread (with exceptions of Liz Czukas books which I have read)
  • More YA contemporary paperbacks (and a couple hardcovers), unread
  • YA contemporary hardcovers, unread
  • Harry Potter foreign and special editions, incomplete series (from L to R: UK HC Goblet of Fire, Greek Deathly Hallows, Portuguese Goblet of Fire, Spanish Philosopher’s Stone, UK PB Goblet of Fire, original paperbacks 1-3, mass market paperbacks 1-2

Untitled design


(from bottom to top)

  • (Lower left) YA contemporary hardcover, read; Rainbow Rowell collection
  • (Upper left) YA contemporary hardcover, read; Stephanie Perkins collection
  • (Upper right) Gayle Forman collection; YA contemporary paperbacks, read
  • (Lower right) Harry Potter UK hardcovers, new editions

gayle forman stephanie perkins rainbow rowell


(from bottom to top)

  • (Bottom left) His Fair Assassin collection; fantasy favorites; Erica O’Rourke collection
  • (Upper left) “Tall books” (the large hardcovers): Sarah J. Maas books, The 5th Wave series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy (pardon the gap where Days of Blood and Starlight should be! I’m sharing the love and it’s out on loan!)
  • (Upper right) Lunar Chronicles collection (before WINTER arrived)
  • (Lower right) Harry Potter special paperbacks, Hogwarts Library, original US hardcovers

lunar chronicles throne of glass


(from bottom to top) 

  • (Bottom left) Adult fantasy — A Song of Ice and Fire, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Gentleman Bastard, The Princess Bride
  • (Upper left) The “Raven” shelf (happened totally accidentally like that) — Maggie Stiefvater collection, Six of Crows collection
  • (Upper right) Grisha collection (from L to R); UK PB Shadow and Bone, The Gathering Dark, B&N special edition Ruin and Rising, German PB Shadow and Bone, US HC trilogy, US PB trilogy, Shadow and Bone ARC, Siege and Storm ARC, Polish trilogy
  • (Bottom right) Harper hardcover favorites, Fierce Reads hardcover favorites

grisha stiefvater


(from bottom to top) 

  • (Bottom left) Fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal HC, unread
  • (Upper left) Brandon Sanderson collection
  • (Upper right) Sci-fi & dystopian favorites, read
  • (Bottom right) “Vampire & Zombie” shelf

twilight vampire academy


(from bottom to top)

  • (Left) Sci-fi & fantasy paperback, unread
  • (Left) Paranormal & fantasy, unread; Antigoddess series + Neil Gaiman
  • (Right) The Spellman Files; Meg Cabot
  • (Right) Sci-fi, dystopian, fantasy; unread

sci fi fantasy

So those are my shelves! I’m always rearranging one way or another but I do like how they’re set up now! Though I’m sure I’ll get one new book that causes me to rearrange the entire thing again!!

Don’t miss everyone else on #TheShelfieHop! Check out the other blogs below!

Question of the day: How do YOU organize your bookshelves? As you can see, mine are VERY specific!