One of my reading goals for this year to read more widely, and so when I heard about Victober I thought it would be a great place to start! Victober is essentially about reading Victorian literature in October – you can choose to read whatever you want, or follow the reading challenges that have been set. This year, Victober is being ran by Lucy @ Lucy the Reader, Kate @ Kate Howe, Ange @ Beyond the Pages, and Katie @ Books and Things, and they are the ones who have set the challenges I am going to try and complete!
At the end of the summer holidays, I redid my bedroom; nothing huge, just some new bedding, fairy lights, some pictures to collage my wardrobe – and three new bookshelves above my bed!
Until about two weeks ago, I had five stacks of books on my floor, that had just gotten bigger and bigger all summer, and it was seriously stressing me out. Now, however, I have reordered everything so that all my books have a shelf to go on, and it has made me like my bedroom so much more. I thought I would take you through my different shelves in this blog post, and talk about the ways I have organised each one!
This is definitely my favourite shelf of all – it makes me so unbelievably happy to see my favourite books all lined up like this. I did not include my favourite series’ in this, because there are a number of trilogies I adore, plus the entire Shadowhunters franchise, so there simply wouldn’t be space for all of them (although, if I’m being completely honest – I haven’t actually read the whole of The Upside of Unrequited yet. I thought it looked nice on the shelf, and I’m really hoping it will be a favourite. From what I’ve heard, I’m almost certain it will be!). As I don’t have any bookends yet, I’m using a money bank on one end of the shelf, and this picture of Taylor Swift my (amazingly talented) friend Anna drew for me a few years ago!
August has been and gone – the fastest of any month so far this year, I’m sure. I did manage to read seven books this month, which I’ll admit is less than I would have liked, but I was on holiday, and a lot of the books I read in August were classics!
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