5 Things On Sunday | Organization

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This week’s topic is…

5 Ways I Organize My Books!

This is a difficult week. Currently, I own two shelves. In a walk-in closet, there’s only TWO shelves. Go figure, right? Well, all of my books are currently on those two shelves. Ahhh! I need more shelves!

But here is how I organize my books:

  • By height. Sometimes, I’ll start with hardcovers, then paperbacks, etc. I like seeing them all nice and neat.
  • By series. I do collect a lot of series. All of my Kinsley Malone books are together. All of my Women’s Murder Club are together. But then what do I do with the standalone books by authors who write series?
  • By authors. Right now, all of my authors are together. In this case, I sort them by author and size. But all of my Sarah Dessen are together, regardless of hardcover or paperback. My Ellen Hopkins is in one corner. James Patterson occupies the most space, right next to a stack of paperbacks where I don’t own more than one book by those authors.
  • Alphabetical by title. I used to do this when I was younger and I had a few bookcases. I remember all of my Goosebumps would be separated because they didn’t all start with the same letter. This didn’t last long.
  • Alphabetical by author. This is kind of the same as by authors, but the authors are more organized here.


  • A mess! Yep, you read that right. Becuase I only have two shelves, my 300+ pile of books is a gigantic mess! It has a type of order, mostly by authors, but it is such a mess. I have two good size piles on my desk because I haven’t found room in the closet yet. Haha. Wish me luck! I sure need it.

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Tell me. What are 5 ways you organize your books??

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  1. Avatar Donna says:

    I always go with alphabetical by author because I have spent too much time in libraries and learning to locate books in a different order seems too difficult, haha! My TBR is organized by height, though, but only because it’s not too big.

  2. That’s the EXACT reason I switched to ebooks. Not having enough room and it being a constant mess drove me bonkers. Lol

  3. My shelves look a complete mess. I applaud everyone who is able to organize in a more aesthetic manner that is functional. I have always gone by author’s last name in alphabetical order and nothing else works πŸ™

  4. Avatar Random Reads says:

    You’re so organized compared to me! I am sort of by author but otherwise it’s mess.

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Haha, thanks. I’ve seen others way more organized than I am. But I’m less of a mess than I was last year around this time. πŸ˜‰

      1. Avatar Random Reads says:

        You’re welcome! There are some super organized people! You’re very organized in my opinion πŸ™‚

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