On The Book Lover’s Shelves: The Coffee Lover

Filed in featured , On the Book Lovers' Shelves , The Coffee Lover Posted on February 23, 2012 @ 7:00 am 13 comments

Hello my Fellow Book Lovers!

This is a very special post for me, since, as you can assume from the title, I will share my bookshelves with you! I don’t know about you, but I always felt, that sharing your books and the way you categorize them at your shelves, speaks volumes about who you are as a person. We all have a different way of shelving our books or other treasured items, and that is something that represents you, sort of!

Today, I’ll show you some pics of my bookshelves but let me share with you a little secret as well: I dream of the day I will have my own home and built a special room, or have a special place where I can store all my treasured possessions aka books! As it is, in the place I rent, all I can do is have a couple of bookshelves and try to satisfy my grand dreams with a little corner that I can call my own.

This is a photo of my two bookcases, the left one shelves all my greek books and the right one all my foreign titles. Right now, I’m in the middle of piling some of my older greek titles in order to make some more room for my foreign ones and to be prepared for the new ones that I will purchase in the future.

My favorite books are always on the top shelves and from there I may categorize them either by publisher (my greek editions mostly are shelved that way) or by height and/or genre. But mainly, my books are shelved by how much I loved them. So, the further down a book is in my shelves, the less I liked it. No wonder anything I have right now at my place from my days at the university are on the last shelf that isn’t even visible in the picture. I occasionally need them, but, they’re not something I want to display, so, down they go! No Freud or Piaget anywhere I can see them often 🙂

The same applies to the right bookshelf as well, where the titles I loved the least and try to find a way to get rid of are on the fourth shelf along with my unread books.


Those are the two top shelves of my “greek section” where I have some greek editions of well known books, such as the Harry Potter series, The Twilight Saga, the Hunger Games series, Vampire Academy and some more.


But, my most prized bookshelf is this one. It’s not a bookshelf per se, but my computer desk, that has shelves, and luckily can hold many books! And since this is the place where I spent many hours of my day, I chose to put on the two small shelves my most favorite books and on the top all my unread books. You know, so as to be able to just look up and ponder which book I will pick up next!I know, I’m geeky that way 🙂



So these are my favorite books yet! In the first shelf you’ll find Jeaniene Frost, Karen Marie Moning and Stacia Kane while on the second one, there are various authors, from Cassandra Clare and Jennifer Estep to Jennifer Armentrout and Simone Elkeles.


And before I end this post, I’ll let you have a glimpse of my shelf with my unread books and the books I didn’t like all that much…

The first two piles are all unread books, waiting for a spot to be vacated on my computer desk to take their rightful place and the last pile on the right is with books I didn’t really like. I still wonder why I did buy and read all those Kristin Cast books… I really do!


And this is the end on my shelves tour. I have more books, surely, but I had to leave them at my parents place. The fantasy collection I own along with my brother is there as well as any classic literature titles and children’s books I purchased in the past. As it is, I haven’t enough place to store the books I purchased in the last two years, so I just have to leave them behind for the time being. They’re in safe hands after all 🙂


About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • Mina February 23, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Oh, what lovely pictures to wake up to 🙂 Thanks for sharing your precious books. I hope your dream of your own house with a special book space comes true sooner than later 😀

    • Anna February 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

      I also hope, I will be able to have that space sometime 🙂 🙂

  • aurian February 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Great post and great pictures Anna! I also have a shelf above my desk, with all the new-new books, and I usually take my next read from them instead of the other shelves with unread books. I mostly go for the shiny brand new books, the newest installment in a series I love. And I also cannot get rid of the books I did not like or finish at all. Perhaps one day, when the space really gets too small to store them all.

    • Anna February 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Isn’t it really helpful to just see what you want to read right above your head?

  • pattepoilue February 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

    ohhhh I love your shelves! *g* I know all about not having enough room for all the pretty books to be displayed.
    And lol, I also put the books I want the least to read or those i didn’t like either behind a row of books I liked or at the bottom of the shelf. 😉
    Eeeeep I see a Suzanne McLeod book in your Unread shelf! That can’t be! *lets the Suzanne McLeod fangirl out*

    • Anna February 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

      I have this book so much time and I just have to get to it sometime. I only hear great things about McLeod’s books 🙂

      • pattepoilue February 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

        😉 No worries I had it on my shelf for a year before I gave it a shot. Now I’m an addict craving for the next =P

  • Diane February 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I have a room filled with shelves myself and alphabetical by author. Then in our living room I have a bookshelf full of my favorite hardcover books. I loved your pictures.

  • Draconismoi February 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Ooooo. LOVE the corner shelf. I too share your in-home library dream. My grandfather promised me that, when I settle somewhere, he’ll build bookshelves to my specifications for the whole place. I could have shelves literally lining every wall! Upside down shelves! Corner shelves! Room divider shelves!

    I have PLANS. So many plans. But first I need to try living in the same city for a year. And, you know, buy a house.

    One day I will be a little old lady in a house that could easily be mistaken for a bookstore. One day…..

    • Anna February 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Such a nice dream 🙂 I’d die for just about anything you describe!

  • Jan February 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Great computer desk.

    Sadly the house prices here make it very unlikely I’ll get my library.

  • Emily @ As the Crowe Flies and Reads February 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Lovely photos–I always enjoy it when people show pictures of their books!

  • meninaiscrazy February 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Love the pictures. It’s so awesome that you have them organized the way you want them.
    I wish I could have more book shelves but, my current room is so small. I have a lot mine in boxes in the closet or in piles in my room. LOL.

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