Bookshelf Tour

By the time you read this, my bookshelves will no longer be the same.

I’ve been thinking about rearranging my shelves for a while. Then I saw that my friend Summer recently did a bookshelf tour on her blog, and I thought — what better way to document the before and after of the Great Rearrangement?

I have more than one bookshelf, but this is the main one. It holds most of my favourite books, as well as those I want to read next (and a few I might have… *cough* abandoned halfway through).

Shelf 1: Black & Blue
This shelf houses some of my favourites, including a collection of Roald Dahl’s short stories (mystery/thriller/horrifying horror), Switched by Amanda Hocking (YA) and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel/memoir).

Amongst the trinkets is a mug of bookmarks I always forget to use, the tiniest book I own and a little motorcycle from Germany.


I stuck these stars on during a photo for Instagram and just ended up leaving them there. Luckily they don’t look too shabby, right?!

Shelf 2: Blue & Pink


This shelf has my favourite book ever: Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

As you can probably tell, I’m also quite a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s. If you like lighthearted and funny books, I recommend Confessions of a Shopaholic and Twenties Girl.


I also have a beautiful copy of Mansfield Park — even though I wasn’t a fan of the story, I couldn’t bear to part with this edition.


The little row of houses is from the Netherlands. They were originally my mom’s but I’d been coveting them for ages; I finally got my hands on them after we moved house a while ago. *evil laughter*

Shelf 3: Red & Yellow


This shelf has the oldest series I own, apart from Harry PotterThe Clique was one of my favourites when I was younger; if the shot were closer you’d see how cracked those spines are.


Two more of my favourite books ever are on this shelf: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (both historical fiction). I did a review of A Fine Balance if you want to know more about it.

Shelf 4: Green & White

4IMG_90691Finally, we have a few more Sophie Kinsella books and a title I recommend if you like historical fiction and graphic novels: Maus by Art Spiegelman.


There is also a bit of wildlife on this shelf: a white owl that I have dubbed Hedwig and a tiny-elephant-and-tape-dispenser in one.

And that’s it for this bookshelf! If you’ve stuck with me this far, let me know if you enjoyed this post and I’ll work on further parts once the Great Rearrangement is complete.

Thanks for reading, and until next time.


5 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour

  1. Summer @ Xingsings

    Your shelves look so nice, Sohini! No shame about including some of the DNF books mixed in with your faves and TBR books, haha. I don’t think I’ve ever organized my books in categories like whether I’ve read them or not, but I do like to keep my faves at reachable height, preferably eye level for display purposes. 😉 And the quasi rainbow is looking good. 😀


    • Sohini

      Thank you, Summer! That means a lot coming from you. Your shelves are pretty much goals (as kids these days would say), it sounds like a great idea to give favourites pride of place 😀


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