In case you didn’t know, today (February 20th) is national “clean out your bookshelf” day. (What isn’t there a national day for at this point?) I heard about it on a podcast and thought it would be a good time to at least go through the books I have and to see what I haven’t read yet. I usually keep the books I’ve read and really loved, and the rest are mostly ones that I’ve picked up at thrift stores or ordered secondhand from eBay and plan to get to eventually.
Right now, there’s no rhyme or reason to my shelves–no color coding or alphabetizing for me. Everything is just shoved in together, and while there’s something I do love about the look of a haphazard bookcase, it would be nice to know what’s actually waiting to be read.
I pulled some of the titles that I had bought, tucked away and forgotten about and took a few pictures. (Tell me if you have any thoughts on what I should read next.)
As far as the styling part goes, I’m still pretty happy with the way my shelves look and where my blue and white collection has mostly ended up. The tiny little lamp is a relatively new addition from Amazon and gives off a nice glow at night.
Do you regularly clean out your shelves? How do you decide what to keep and what to purge?