So I’m still plugging away on Project Re-Shelf Yourself, where I’m trying to organize the utter chaos that is my bookcases. I’ve got Annie and Ari coming to help me on Sunday, March 24th to help, and I really need to figure out how I want everything organized by then!
Today I want to talk about organizing romance – specifically, do you organize your romance into subgenres? I think romance is by far and away what I’ve got the most of on my TBR shelves. I tend to hang on to less of these when I’m finished reading them than I do for sci-fi/fantasy though – maybe because I don’t do rereads of romance as often because there are SO MANY NEW ONES, ALL THE TIME? In unhauling I am trying to keep just the romances I really loved and know I will want to reread or rec to people (by physically flinging the book at their heads…)
Still, I have a LOT of romances in my TBR. Like, we’re talking hundreds. x.X (It’s not hoarding if it’s books!) Right now I’m kind of thinking of separating them into subgenres and then shelving by author, but which subgenres?! Historical vs Contemporary is an easy one, but what about paranormal romances? Or fantasy romance? I have a lot fewer of these two subgenres, and since they both have an element of the fantastic do I just lump them together? Or put the paranormal romances with the other contemporaries, because they’re sort of contemporary romance with a twist?