Lisa from Books. Lists. Life. has challenged us all to show pictures of the books we have unread and waiting on our shelves. And here are mine. Apart from the library books that I show you all on a regular basis, here are some books in my garage. We have three large bookshelves out there, where I keep a lot of the books I haven't yet gotten around to reading. This is three shelves of such unread books. This is not my entire collection as there are others upstairs in the loft. I couldn't be bothered to go up there. I did a rough count, and these three shelves appear to be 102 books. I did spot on book that I had more than one copy of though!
There was a lot of tidying that went on before I could show you these photos. I had to weed out all the books I'd already read and then left there (I try to put read books somewhere else). Then I had to make sure you could see them all. There's not a lot of free space on my bookshelves, so I'm usually a double-stacker. This is also the reason for the piles of books. It fits more books on that second shelf.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. There isn't great lighting in the garage!
When I saw Lisa's shelves, I left a comment saying I was impressed at how organised her books are into different genres. I was surprised when I went into the garage to learn that even I separated my books into different catergories. Well, two. This shelf (above) contains the majority of my books that are on the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die list. I've had quite a few of these books for quite some time.
The other two shelves are everything else. Mostly charity shop finds and library sale purchases but also one or two that I've won on blog giveaways. I've added quite a few books over the last few months, so you've probably seen the majority of these books. Most recent acquisitions include four charity shop finds: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, which isn't my usual sort of thing, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, and Out of Africa by Karen Blixen.
Not a lot of children's or YA books. I seem to give more priority to those titles, but there still a couple waiting for me. The books I'm most looking forward to reading? The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness and One Day by David Nicholls. Any others you've spotted that I must read immediately?
What does your TBR shelves look like?