Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Things about My Home Library


February 13, 2020 by TinyNavajo

Hi guys! It’s another Thursday and it’s that much closer to Friday! I know that I say this every Thursday; it’s because it’s true every Thursday and I can’t help but look forward to Friday and the weekend I get to spend with my husband!

That’s not what we’re talking about today, though we may in the future. Today, we’re talking about my home library. I sadly don’t have pictures of it’s current format as I’m rearranging it and working of cleaning up my shelves of just knick-knacks and trinkets that seem to find their way to my shelves as easy resting places, but! What I can do is describe at least 3 major ways that I organize and categorize my books. And I do promise pictures of my home library someday soon! Anyway, onto my books!

  1. Organized by genre. I have specific genres that I tend to learn towards, so a lot of my shelves are organized by what genre they belong in. I have half a shelf of nonfiction for examples, and it shares its shelf with my science fiction books. I have full shelf of retellings, be them fairy tales or tall tales. I then have a shelf of my comics and graphic novels. Everything else is kind of a mishmash, but those are my main categories.
  2. Organized by author. Now this I do have to put out there, but there are a few authors that I tend to buy and read nearly all of their books. I can name three shelves that are dedicated to only one author; Anne McCaffrey, Brandon Sanderson, and Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman is only about a half/three quarter shelf at the moment, but I am working on growing my collection of his works. The other two, I’ve been working on them since I started college and realized that no one could tell me I can’t buy books. I could buy all the books I wanted, so I started doing so!
  3. Organized by size. This is one that will bother me to no end, but I do need my books all roughly the same size. So, if I have a book in the series that is really LARGE, say Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive, and then a bunch of small paperbacks, I will need to donate/sell/give away the book that is too big, and buy a smaller one to make my shelves look pretty. I do care how my books look to the world, so if there are too many mismatched sizes, I will do the best I can to get them all, if not the same size, then roughly the same size.

So, this is 3 ways that I organize my home library. They may seem weird, or strange, and I just say tough luck, these are my books, I will organize them how I wish! How do you organize your books? Is there is pattern to the madness, or can someone come in a see what you’ve done right away? Comment below and let me know! And if you have pictures, let me see! I love looking at other people’s libraries. šŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Things about My Home Library

  1. Jana T says:

    I definitely misread this at first and thought that by “home library” you meant like…the library in your hometown. So I was caught off guard when you said you’re personally rearranging šŸ˜… But I’m impressed that you’re able to keep it so organized! My books are organized by Dewey number (nonfiction), author (fiction), and when all else fails, however they best fit on the shelf.


    • TinyNavajo says:

      That would be AWESOME!!! But then the libraries would be in chaos cause I seem to be the only one who knows how my shelves are organized and I can tell when something has been moved and then put back in the wrong spot.

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