Here's the before scene:
*Don't blame me for the gaudy purple and pink shades of paint on my walls. The previous tenant did that. Yuck.
They'd been nicely arranged at one point but devolved over the months as I merely threw books onto the shelves rather than organize them.
After a few hours of sorting, here's the result. Can you tell what the pattern is?
That's right! I organized my books by color!
With the exception of my special series bookshelf (Harry Potter, Twilight, Chronicles of Narnia, and books by Cassandra Clare, John Green, and Nancy Pearl), I paid no heed to series, author, TBR v. finished books. All that mattered was the color of the spine. It may become confusing someday, but I sure love the way it looks!