Due to my garage sale hobby and the cheap books regularly available there -- and my near obsessive collecting of anything with written words -- my book piles may be tall enough to endanger pets and small children. Well they would be if I didn't have both pets and small children, so instead I overwhelm the house and make many many small piles.
I have books tucked behind the recliner in the living room. I have books piled on side tables in the bedroom, on the floor and toilet tank in the bathroom. In fact, I don't think we have a flat surface in the house that doesn't have a book or two on it. They're double-stacked on the bookshelves -- don't tell Hubby, that drives him crazy -- and we don't have room for more bookshelves. Unless I want to give up a window or two.... hmmmm. No, that might drive him more crazy than double-stacking.
But really, it's for his benefit.
He likes the books all lined up at the front edge of the shelf, and double-stacking makes that easy. As long as he doesn't dust and find out they don't move back any more. Or side to side either, since the shelves are so stuffed.
Every now and then -- usually when I wonder if my TBR piles actually exceed my have-read piles -- I wonder if I need to work on this. But most of the books go away once I've read them. I don't keep them all! I think I just need to start reading faster. I haven't made it through a single novel this week. There's got to be something wrong with that. And maybe organize so I can remember which piles were TBR and which ones were Keepers.
Goodreads suggests they'll help with that organization thing, but even beginning that task is too daunting to really consider. Maybe once I've made it through a pile or two and passed them on. If I can stop collecting.
What do the rest of you use to organize your reading? Do you use anything? Is your book obsession actualized or only near? Do you keep all of your books?