Despite living in the Southern Hemisphere and therefore looking forward to the cooler weather ahead, I can’t help but get motivated to clean and reorganize my entire life when I see all the spring cleaning content online. So what better way to celebrate that than with a bookish tag?
Getting started: A book series you’ve been wanting to read
There are so many that it’s hard to pick just one, but after having it on my shelves for actual years, I’d really like to start An Ember in the Ashes in 2021. It sounds amazing and just like my type of book. I’ve also heard Saaba Tahir’s writing is fantastic, and I can’t wait to finally read her work.
Cleaning/organizing the closet: The best way to organize books
Whatever works best for you! I like to keep my series together and keep hardcovers and paperbacks separately. Within that, I keep books by the same author together and organize everything by height. I know it’s a bit convoluted, but I like how it works for me. Also, all my read books face backward, so I can only see the spines of books that are still on my TBR.
Getting rid of unnecessary things: Book/series you no longer need
Back on my Wattpad days, I loved reading the After series. My friends would also read it and we would always start our mornings by discussing the new chapter that had just dropped the night before. Despite never reading the actual published version of these books, I had a copy of the first two in the series for nostalgia’s sake. It doesn’t make any sense to keep books that I know I’m not gonna read, so I’m getting rid of them (as soon as I can safely leave my house to donate them, that is).
Get some air: Your favorite light-hearted read
Contemporary is my go-to light-hearted genre, and my absolute favorite since last year is definitely Red White and Royal Blue. It’s such an easy read, and it’s so entertaining and fun! Great for when you need a lift-me-up read that will make you smile non-stop.
Clean out the kitchen cupboards: Favorite food-themed read
I don’t think I’ve read a food-themed book, or at least I can’t remember any right now. I hear With the Fire on High is great, and it’s definitely on my TBR.
Dust the shelves: What’s the fifth book on your bookshelf?
I have 3 bookshelves in my room, so I just picked one of them and went with it. In this case, it’s Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Still haven’t read it, but it sounds very interesting and the cover is very pretty.
Wishing for the end: A 2021 release you’re really excited about
Oh boy, there are so many. A bunch of them have been released already, so I’m gonna say Ariadne by Jennifer Saint. I love retellings and greek mythology. This book seems to be the perfect combination of both. Not to mention, it also has a gorgeous cover.
Long but satisfying: The longest book series you’ve read
I’m counting all the shadowhunters books as one big series, considering they are all interconnected. So yes, the shadowhunters chronicles is the longest series I’ve ever read: I think we’re at book 14 now? Probably more if we count all the short-stories collections. I know some people get irritated at how many books there are, but honestly, I love it. I feel like I’ve grown up with these characters and I’ll keep reading them all, probably until I’m 87 and Cassandra Clare decides that enough is enough.
Have I mentioned how much I love cleaning and organizing? Because I really do. This tag was not only super fun but also very motivating. So off I go again, to rearrange my bedroom furniture and reorganize my shelves.
Do you enjoy spring cleaning?
Until next time,