100 thoughts on “BOOKSHELF TOUR! ๐Ÿ“š | More Hannah

  1. I'm sure that others will say it as well, but there is no right way to choose books to keep or get rid of. Do what makes you feel good! I personally get rid of a book once I've read it, but that isn't for everyone.

  2. LOVE the video. I'm a nerd and sort my books in alphabetical order by authors surname and then have all the ones I haven't read on a different shelf. It's a bit odd but it works. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Get thee to the charity shop now! You decluttered the book shelves and moved the clutter elsewhere.Now's the time to finish the job. Be careful, you might be turning into a horder and at 5 feet tall it doesn't take much to bury you.

  4. I have multiple bookshelves divided into 2 categories. Doctor Who and non Doctor Who. Non Doctor Who is alphabetical by author surname. Hardbacks top shelf and paperbacks 2nd two shelves. Other bookcases. Doctor Who TARGET releases of the original series from the 70, 80's, 90's and this decade (revived series). Another shelf with Doctor Who original novels from the news series. 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors. Yet to get any 13th Doctor. Missing Adventures from the 90's and New Adventures from the 90's. Must get another bookcase for all my Doctor Who coffee table books from the 90's. Doctor Who geek – yep!

  5. I organise my bookshelf in a "These books FEEL like they belong together" sort of way ๐Ÿ˜… Even when moving three different times, the same books always end up together ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  6. I don't keep many books because I already get FOMO that there are so many good books in the world and I'll never read them all so rereading is a special thing if it happens. My categories are: random notebooks, childhood yearbooks, self-helpy type books, reference (all the textbooks that I kept from uni, dictionaries etc.), fiction 1, fiction 2, to read, a specific pokemon section, cook books and more to read. This makes me want to re-examine the two to reads. Not sure how that happened.

    Edit: Upon further examination, the second re-read is miscellaneous books that like… are just a random bumble of stuff that didn't look like it belonged to any other category. Like my kindle, a fiction book I bought that had a misbinding so I couldn't read it but I also thought it was interesting so I kept it. Other whatnots.

  7. Love bookshelf tours. Nothing wrong with keeping books you have read before. I dont keep them all but if I really enjoyed a story I will keep it.

  8. I used to orginize my books by author name, but honestly my current more chaotic way of orginization is so much more enjoyable. Itโ€™s a combination of by language/genre/whereever it fits great based on size

  9. 8:53 Of course Lindsay Doe made a coloring book about masturbating monsters. ๐Ÿ˜€ Who else, what else, it makes perfect sense.
    I have a soft spot for her and for Sexplanations partially because she lead me to Hannah's channel. โค๏ธ

  10. Hannah, "The Outcast" is on my bookshelf too! I've read it a long time ago, loved it, kept it and even hauled all around Europe… and like you, don't really remember why I loved it. I actually decided to re-read it a couple days ago! I first read it when I was a teen, and learning English, so I wonder what I'll think about it this time around…

  11. I don't understand organizing a bookshelf alphabetically if I'm honest, it could never work for me

    I always organize it by "kind of book" so that according to what I'm looking for at the time I know what to look for (books from when I was a child, high fantasy, classics…)
    and I never throw away books that I've enjoyed even though I rarely re-read any in its entirety. what I often do is go through my bookshelf and read a random chapter of a book I've loved. it brings me joy and memories and it's usually enough to remember the whole story for me

  12. I love your bookshelf. Its big. I have multiple random bookshelves – theres the childhood favourite collections one, the one with all the picture books and big books on there sides one and then the main bookshelf which is split into read and unread and then organised alphabetically by author. And then theres still random piles of books on the floor ๐Ÿ˜…

  13. Everyone should read INVISIBLE WOMEN by Caroline Criado Perez. I cannot stress this enough. It will change your life, and I don't day this lightly. If there's one book you should read, it's this one.

  14. I volunteer in an oxfam bookshop and we always make the books on a shelf be in decreasing size order which tends to help them look nice if that appeals to you!

  15. I'm one of those people who has everything in alphabetical order (by author ofc). I do have a separate Harry Potter shelf though, and several non-fiction shelves. Alphabetical order makes it so much easier for me to find a book I'm looking for!

  16. So I only keep books if I will reread them, otherwise I might as well borrow from the library and return when I'm done. And I don't order my books at all. Maybe a bit of series books together or graphic novels together, but nothing else. zits designed for serendipity when I need something to read. And I'm a librarian so theres that.

  17. warbreaker by brandon sanderson slaps! great fantasy novel that can be read as a standalone (although there is supposed to be a sequel coming out at some point??)

  18. Love your bookshelf! Mineโ€™s organised by colour and everyone hates it because they think it makes no sense, but my brain categories everything by colour so itโ€™s the easiest way for me to know where everything isโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š

  19. I have some science books and some real events books but I find the medium very inefficient, generally against AV material. Also physical books are somewhat archaic inherently. You can't have animation and sound in books. Pretty great in the 1600s but not now. I think books are going away, not just the physical books but the static text string concept as a whole.
    Also consider 'research papers', named by the format but it's incredibly limiting to force the result into a text and diagram form. More and more the real scientific results is the youtube video connected to the paper. Especially in my field of AI. But take the videos about our genetic machinery. How are you going to best that with a paper.
    I think everything will soon be AV and AV with AI so rather than write a book you compose a story with AI tools that essentially render a movie for you, maybe even interactive. Teaching material will understand what you understand and cater to it with AV interface. Books are going bye bye.

  20. I don't know why but I enjoy your decluttering ideas so much, and I think that I'd organise my bookshelf the same way as you. There are books who belong together, no matter what ๐Ÿ˜…

  21. I canโ€™t get rid of books I have an obsessive need to hold on to them, as does my husband. Hence why out bookshelf is over stuffed and unorganised

  22. I tried to organize by color but it is TOO STRESSFUL to find the books. so now there is a system similar to yours: i have my poetry session, i have the pocket session, i have the brazilian literature session, i have the sad books session, i have the more adults classics session, i have the classics session, and i have the YA session —– also, i have a part where i just put the books that are from my graduation course, a part with my child/teen books/collections AND FINALLY a part with the beautiful books that have to be shown in a very special way! HAHAHAHA i have too many books, i know that

  23. Iโ€™d love a proof copy of How to Be Famous to go with my proof of How to Build a Girl. Itโ€™s so pretty and I want them to match! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  24. Please do a video suggesting books for different topics. I have recently fallen back into love with reading after reading your book "doing it" and I'm currently reading "the hormone diaries" I adore them so much! I'd love to read others that are similar but i am unsure of any, so your recommendations would be greatly apreciated. Thank you for inspiring me to read again and to build up my own bookshelf. It will definetly be filled with any books you may write in the future ๐Ÿ’–

  25. Re-reading? Ha! I borrow all my books from the public library. BUT I own 1 book other than my bible and I have read that damn book 30+ times.

  26. I like how you organize your books! Why doesn't this have more likes and comments. I would organize my books this way if I had a bookshelf.

  27. So I've never watched a bookshelf tour before but I really want an in depth recommendations video in sections. Would you make that?

  28. I love this way of organising though and prefer it to having it like this rather than alphabetical order or anything like that. Just your own personal feeling to the books, categorising them in genre or what ever. Much better and much more personal and lovely in my point of view!โค๏ธ

  29. Read The Poet X, it is amazing! It's written in slam poetry and looks like a pretty chunky book but it took me a night to read xx

  30. I used to organize my shelf by series and then by size, but also the books I liked the most were easiest to access and ones that were more sentimental went lower or in my closet. Over the summer, I rearranged my books in rainbow order and it goes against everything I usually feel about organization but I love it at the same time.

  31. I usually decide wether to keep books I have already read by two questions: Was it significant to me as a person and/or will I want to lend it to others? All the other read books go to charity shops. And I once did a very rigorous old white men declutter that was quite helpful in setting a standard for new books on my shelf.

  32. Mine is literally just alphabetical by Authors Surname, and then alphabetical in series/book if I have more than one series/book by them (books in a series are in reading order)

  33. My bookshelves are organised by general genre and then by sub genre. It makes it easier for me to find books I want quickly!

  34. Whew! Melanie's book has been read!

    Also, taking screencaps of your bookshelf close-ups so I can put together a "to-read" list!

  35. I have my books organized alphabetically (by author's name, so I can find them easily) and then a section with books I still need to read just in random order. I might reorganize them some time, cause it doesn't always feel right, and then I would go more based on genre I think. (Similar to yours.) But I just don't have the energy for it at the moment, so here we are.

  36. i have one 4 by 4 kallax unit with another 1 by 4 on top of it and honestly it's the worst bookshelf ever if you have a lot of books because the shelves are square so a lot of space ends up being unused. current organization situation is the top four shelves are favourite books (a song of ice and fire in both czech and english, collector's edition of harry potter, tolkien books), the following row is my "to-read" books and chris colfer's land of stories, then there's two rows of books mostly organised by size and colour, and the bottom row is magazines and storage boxes with extra notebooks, important papers, that sort of fun stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Hello I am new to your videos and have been enjoying them lots! And I'm just curious what is the interest in the sexual educational reading material? Sorry if that comes off as rude I don't mean anything by it

  38. I organize my bookshelf the same way every time I move. First, I set up my Harry Potter books in a nice little display. Then I shove all of the other books around them and pray that everything fits.

  39. My bookshelves are not organized. I feel like I'm doing good to just have everything fitting on them at the moment. X) Yours looks very nice, Hannah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Iโ€™m a huge fan of the colour method. I find it makes my bookshelf more appealing to look at, and Iโ€™m more likely to stare at a book and go โ€œomg I never finished that!โ€

  41. I really only keep books that I know I'll want to re-read, nonfiction books I'll want to reference, or books I might want to loan out to friends/family.

  42. Since you posted the video where you decluttered your bookshelf, I have also decluttered my bookshelf (though I have a lot more books than you and I have a hard time getting rid of unread books, especially ones I've gotten from library conferences). Despite working in the library field (and therefore knowing Dewey), I also keep my bookshelves organized in a way that makes sense to me. I have 3 main sections- read, unread, and nonfiction. Within my read books I have a Rick Riordan section, my favorites are grouped together where they're most visible to me, and books by the same author are grouped together. My unread books are grouped together by diversity reads (lgbtqa+/poc/non-neurotypical/translated from another language/etc), historical fiction/travel, fantasy/scifi, fiction, and random extras. My nonfiction books are grouped together by the categories musicology, rocks/minerals, gender/sexuality, teaching/writing/language, then there's a different countries/history section that transitions into ancient greece/mythology/dramas and Shakespeare, short story collections, and poetry. I have a small section of that "nonfiction" shelf separated as a to-read-next, so I've set it up for myself so that it's easy to pick out a new book to read based on the general category that the book belongs to, which has made my collection overall a lot easier to navigate. I should probably declutter more, and once I've read more of my collection I'll probably have more to donate, but in case anyone finds it interesting, that's where I'm at with my books.

  43. I organize my books on genre. The problem is, I have bookshelves all over the place. Thankfully I do have 1 shelf that is called: The next read. So I know where I can choose from ๐Ÿ˜Š

  44. Please please please, can you post a picture group to Instagram of every section of your book selves as I would love to use your library as a reference for future book purchases

  45. I love the way youโ€™ve organized your books
    I keep my unread and read separated and then I loosely separate them by genera, but I always try to put books/authors that I think would be friends together

  46. I do mine in categories>read/unread>colour! I have my tip top favourite books in the centre of a shelf all their own with fancy bookends and some ornaments, like a shrine to amazing books!

  47. Make yr shelves all the same height, ya herbert. Make a big shelf for ya big books- see? Bring them to the front of the shelves to allow air circulation. Dont put yr shelves against exterior walls- avoid damp

  48. I've just got a bookshelf, been moved in for four months and found some on a local second-hand site ๐Ÿ™‚ so happy to sort my books! Love this.

  49. When I didn't have many books and loads of space, I organized. Then I hoarded books and had no space left, so I had to double stack, which left me with not being able to see a lot of the books. Now I've mostly organized as much as I can, by "this fits over there.. maybe kind of matches the theme that's going on there, I don't know" ๐Ÿ˜‚ so yeah, book shelves lovers would be in shock of horror at my bookshelves

  50. I just have very basic categories for my bookshelf ๐Ÿ˜‚I have my fiction shelf, my non-fiction/science books shelf, my poetry shelf, and then a shelf where random books that don't really go good anywhere else live. So your shelf is better organized than mine!!

  51. I explain this better in a video I have coming out Saturday, but basically I organize my books as close to the way a public library would as I can get.

  52. I clicked this because I was looking for bookshelf tours with fantasy books.. saw a song of ice an fire in the thumbnail.. clicked.. sex books. I was not disappointed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  53. When did you realize that the Narnia books were an allegory for Christianity? I read them when I was about 8-10 and the later realization slightly ruined them for me but I still like them.

  54. I don't have as many books but Harry Potter always deserves its own! I have the first ones I read all lined up in order and then the BEAUTIFUL illustrated editions. Honestly so amazing.

  55. I see no Esther Perel on your bookshelves! Amazing relationship therapist who has books on erotic intelligence and infidelity. Her Audible podcast Where Should We Begin? is phenomenal.

  56. Please do a video on your feminism and sexual health section books! I'd love to get some great book recs! Sincerely, a book shop employee.

  57. Can I come over and read everything?? I just found your channel and omg, you seem to read exactly the sort of stuff I'm interested in!

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