I'm afraid my to-be-read pile might be a little bit out of control.
I have a sunroom with windows from waist height up. Below that is bookshelves and I have six shelves that are mine - the rest are shared between hubby and our photo collection. Here's how my shelves are organised:
1. Keep forever - this is mainly my collection of Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jean M Auel and few of the other romances that have travelled with me since my flatting days in my late teens/early twenties. Then add in some futuristic from Susan Grant and Patti O'Shea and you see my reading evolution over time. I do like a man in a spacesuit.
2. First books of authors I know - including Rachael Bailey, Nikki Logan, Sharon Archer, Christina Brooke, Denise Rossetti, Anna Campbell. Where possible, I have them autographed. I'm yet to figure out how to do this with e-books, but I'm working on it.
3. Re-read me - Right now I have Agnes and the Hitman by Jennie Cruisie and Bob Mayer, Gone with the Wind and Scarlett (my aim is to read these two without a break between them - this might be a long service leave project), Denise Rossetti's four sided pentacle series (books 1-3 with no 4 to come - again another read without a break series) and Susan Grant's Star Prince series.
4. To-be read - which is currently taking up two shelves - because there are.... wait for it.... 97 physical tomes (which underestimates, because there are a lot of collections, anthologies etc which blows the number of stories up around 130). I thought I needed to know the full extent of the problem, so I counted my e-readers as well. Kindle has 19 books, eBooks has 34 books. Grand total: 150 books to be read. O..M..G... If anyone is faring worse than this, please comment. I feel like a failure.
5. Library shelf - currently being used for to-be-read overflow. I've just discovered our library has two week e-book loans (and music and heaps of other great stuff) so my library shelf is temporarily sitting on my iPad and its only got one book on it. Phew...
6. Rehoming shelf - is sitting at about twenty titles - anything that isn't a keeper goes for rehoming. There is a drop-in centre for new migrants a few suburbs over and they teach conversation in english and reading in english, as well as providing an area to socialise and access community services. Its a really positive place, so most of my rehoming books end up there.
I would have taken a photo but I figured I wanted to show it to you tidy, not the way it is now (adds "tidy bookshelves" to never-ending to do list).
So how many books on your to-be-read shelf?
Fiona Greene Author
"A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step."