Bookshelf OCD

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Plays, novels, cookbooks, history books, art books, classics, short stories, essays, poetry, sociology, gardening…you name it, I’ve got it! I love having so many books on so many subjects. It’s like having my own library, where there’s something for every mood, and many times I forget all about the things I have.

Here’s the thing: my bookshelves HAVE to be organized. When they’re not organized or there are books lying on their sides instead of standing up, it freaks me out. I hate it. I need to be able to find any book at any time without hesitation. I call it Bookshelf OCD. I also have the need to get rid of any books I’ve finished and don’t plan on reading ever again. If I forget to donate them, they irritate me to no end and it feels like┬áthe whole room is cluttered.

Do you feel the same way about books or anything else? Can you control it, or do you have a hard time concentrating if your books aren’t properly organized?