Shelfie by Shelfie is a fun book tag created by Beth at Bibliobeth. The idea behind the tag is to share a picture of any shelf of books you would like and answer ten questions about those particular books. Check out Beth’s recent Shelfie by Shelfie!


For this shelfie, we are just looking at these two steps, which is actually way too many books to include, but I am going for it! 😂 A few people have asked to see the books currently stacked on my stairs because all my shelves are full, and there is nowhere else to put another bookshelf in this house! I haven’t forgotten about the panoramic pic, Kathy! 💗 I need some time to give some semblance of order to the stairs. 😬

A couple more pics for clarity (I had to move them around so you can see them all):



And here are the questions!:

1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?

You can probably see a large number of these are Book of the Month (BOTM) books. Unread BOTM books at that. I have more elsewhere- future shelfie material. Some of these are Book Outlet purchases and others are books I won in a mega-giveaway by  Jenny O’Regan on Instagram! Give her a follow if you haven’t already. She’s amazing!

2.) Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you i.e. how you got it/ a memory associated with it etc.

On Agate Hill by Lee Smith is a favorite book of mine. I have another copy, somewhere, and I bought a second for lending purposes and because I cannot currently find the first. I haven’t looked very hard, though. 😂

3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?

I have too many good ones and unread ones and … good ones to let any go this week. Is that cheating?!

4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?

On Agate Hill or The Heart’s Invisible Furies, which the latter I have not read yet! I know!

5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?

I’m really not sure this time. Many of these were acquired around the same time, which is the time… I ran out of bookshelf space.

6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?

The newest additions would be three BOTM selections from a previous month: The Dinner List, Spinning Silver, and Sweet Little Lies.

7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?

All.of.them. I’ve got some goodies here! I would re-read On Agate Hill, and I don’t re-read often. So many of the BOTM selections are calling to me, especially the John Boyne. I have an ARC of his newest I will be reading soon. Also, Circe!

8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.

No objects, but probably some dust and cat hair! 😂 🐱

9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?

🧐😂🤣 The obvious: I’m still out of shelf space! And it highlights my eclectic readership. I think just about every big genre is represented here.

10.) Choose other bloggers to tag or choose a free question you make up yourself.

Is anyone else out of book space? If not, how do you keep your book stash manageable? Is that even a thing? 😊

I won’t tag anyone, but Shelfie by Shelfie is so much fun to do, and Beth is one of the most supportive bloggers around, so please check out her page Bibliobeth , and also my friend, Paula’s, First Shelfie because she has a thoughtful organizational method I could learn from!

Happy Saturday, everyone, and happy reading! Jennifer THR