Tuesday, 29 January 2013


It goes without saying that books are very important to me. My packed bookcase is one of my most treasured possessions and one which I would simply not do without.

Having succumbed to a Kindle last year I thought my bookcase would become neglected but owning a Kindle hasn’t seemed to curb my book habit. There’s nothing better than actual books with beautiful covers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Kindle. It enabled me to read a ridiculous number of books on holiday without going over my baggage allowance. It also provides instant gratification – if I’ve got a hankering to read a particular book right now this second then a Kindle enables me to do so. And you can also pick up some good bargains. I recently downloaded Life of Pi for 20p. It was the best 20p that I’ve ever spent – amazing book.

Anyway, a Kindle definitely has its pros but I could never be parted from physical books. The look, feel and the smell of them is so pleasing. So I thought I’d take you on a little tour of my bookcases (which I do share with my other half so all the random history books are his).

 Some beautiful Penguin Classics. I love the simplicity of the green and white covers so I’ve been building up a little collection.

Some modern classics. Lord of the Flies is particularly well thumbed – it’s a book that will always remain relevant. I never get bored of reading The Bell Jar, it’s one of my all time favourites (clich├ęd, I know!).

 More Penguins.

I’ve got a slight obsession with children’s books. If I ever have children they will have the best library in the world.

 These are some of my vintage children’s books. Does anyone else remember Little Grey Rabbit? I used to have a cuddly toy of her as well.

The Jolly Postman is such an amazing book. Yes, I’m, 25 years old, but looking at all the little letters always puts a smile on my face.

This is a vintage Winnie the Pooh book that used to belong to my Mum. It has such beautiful illustrations.

My own Winnie the Pooh collection from when I was little and some Beatrix Potter books which are another favourite of mine. 

 I absolutely adore the illustrations in Anthony Browne’s books. If you have read them you will know what I mean, but every time you look at them you see something new. If you love illustrations you should definitely read them.

No bookcase is complete with a set of Harry Potter’s. I would always buy the new one on the day it came out. They’ve got a bit sun damaged which is a shame but they’ve given me many hours of entertainment.

I look forward to adding lots of new and treasured discoveries to my bookcase for many years to come. 


  1. Love the organization in your bookcase! It looks great!


  2. cute post. i get so paticular over my books and protective haha!

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  3. Thank you :)

    I'm very particular about my books too - they have to be in a certain order that makes sense to me but not to anyone else! x

  4. Wow! Such a pretty and well organised bookcase! You have a great collection. Particularly jealous of your Winnie the Pooh books! So beautiful.

    I also had a look at the Literary Emporium shop and everything is so cute! I want it all ha.

    Great blog - I'm your newest follower :)

    Abby x
    Be You and Be Beautiful

    1. Thanks Abby :) I love organising my bookcase - I should have been a Librarian!

      Off to check out your blog x

  5. I love winnie the pooh books, my guilty pleasure:)
    Great collection x


  6. I have all those A. A. Milne books too, I love looking through them every time I go back to my parents house! Adventures on Willow Farm- amazing. I'd completely forgotten that even existed. And as for The Jolly Postman, I don't think there's even been a better book... xxx

    1. Yep Jolly Postman tops them all! It never fails to entertain me!x

  7. You have all the great classics. And Harry potter equals bonus points! I actually really want to expand how many classic I've read. Can you recommend any favourites? :D


    1. Hi Meg,
      I can definitely recommend some classics (although I haven't read as many as I would have liked to). Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites along with Pride and Prejudice but if you wanted to some less romantic, I love Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye. I hope that helps :) x