9 June 2016

A Bookshelf Tour

My bookshelf is easily my favourite thing in my room. There's just something about the combination of books and fairy lights.

My bookshelf kind of represents me and the things I like. I love being able to make my books look pretty, but also display all the lovely little things I have accumulated. I bought this bookshelf earlier in the year - it's just a cheap one from Kmart but works well for me at the moment.

The top shelf is where I put most things I'm yet to read or the books I want to get around to reading in the next couple of months. On the left you'll see I have quite a lot of books to read, as well as an abundance of magazines to the right. Somehow I never get time to read magazines (Yen and Frankie pictured), but I sense a binge read of them all after exams. I also keep my abysmal collection of vinyl tucked into the side. I tend to display 'special' books or things that mean a lot to me, so leaning on top of my magazines is Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. It's getting tiring stating my love for Richard Ayoade and Submarine, but there's yet another reference to them for you.

The shelf down from there is where serious colour coding starts. I seem to have quite a lot of white books for some reason. I used to organise my books by fantasy/science fiction and contemporary because those are the two main genres I read, but now everything is mixed together. One of my favourite books on this shelf is Who's That Girl? By Mhairi McFarlane. This is a gentle reminder to myself that I need to order her other books, stat.

The third shelf continues with the colour coding, and if I have a book to mention here it would definitely be Radio Silence by Alice Oseman - the lovely author of this book has just graduated from University and she is in the process of writing her third book, which I am really looking forward to reading once it emerges from a publisher's house somewhere, I'm sure.

I'm always displaying It by Alexa Chung somewhere in my room, so here it is in all it's glory. I'm keeping the two books I'm reading at the moment on top of the book shelf - a book proof of The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into, and Asking For It by Louise O'Neill, something I've heard a lot about.

In case you want to know, pretty much all the bits and pieces you see on my walls are from issues of Yen Magazine.




  1. That post really inspired me to read some books! I finish uni in a week so I'll have plenty of time in my hands, I'll pick up some of your suggestions! :) x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    1. I finish exams soonish so I will be reading a lot then too! Hope you like them :) x

  2. I LOVE your bookcase! I love the picture on the top!! I spotted so many of favourite books on your shelf too! Xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

  3. This is beautiful! Such a lovely space to have in your room with some great books in there :)

    Georgie xo

  4. Your shelves are so aesthetically pleasing! They put mine to shame!
    Sarah x

  5. Everything about your bookshelf is perfect - these photos were gorgeous!

    Lucy | Forever September

  6. Love love love this! I don't know about you, but I seem to go through two emotions on repeat: either super excited about books to read, or overwhelmed by all the books I haven't read to the point where I can't decide and end up reading nothing haha. It's a struggle.

    1. Thank you! Haha, yes me too. I'm super hyped to read books right now but can't because I have an exam in two days, so I will be reading lots after!

  7. Submarine would have to be one of my favourite movies of all time! I love watching it in the cooler months especially, it's best watched while being snuggled up! The print you have is amazing! x

    Lauren | Dose of Wardrobe

    1. That's so cool to hear :) I know, definitely! I really do love that print x

  8. Ok, this is so beautiful. I so love how you've displayed all of your books! Gorgeous :)

    Katie // Words By Katie

  9. I love how you organized your bookshelf! I have a bookshelf too, and once I've accumulated a little more books, I think I'm going to color code too because I just love how cohesive it looks :)

    Kathlyn | www.kathlynskorner.com


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