It's not just the subject matter of the books you read that reveal insights into your personality — the way you organize said spines is very telling, too. You see, some arrangements are all about being practical, while others focus more on being style-forward. Find out what your method says about you:
You're traditional. Why mess with a system that libraries have used for years? Nothing makes you happier than instantly being able to pluck a book off the shelf for a friend. This is also why your collection is full of the classics. (Think Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald.)
Whether it's your shoes or your books, you're always trying the latest trends. So once you started spotting books stacked vertically instead of horizontally in home decor magazines (like this by designer Mona Ross Berman), you followed suit.
You're always on the go, so you corral your reading materials by topic to save time. After all, if you're putting aside a precious hour to make dinner, nothing annoys you more than wasting five minutes hunting down your cookbook.
You're an academic who holds onto everything. How else could you so easily reference psychology studies from freshmen year of college? Your piles may be mountainous and messy, but you know where to find something important, and that's all that matters.
Just like your bold, in-your-face bookshelves, you like to stand out. Some might even describe you as the life of the party. You believe in living life to its fullest and your home reflects that M.O. as well.
You don't take life too seriously — and certainly not your home's organization. Even though you know you're "supposed to" categorize your books, you just stack 'em however they fit and move on with your day.
You're a perfectionist. By displaying your books with the paper facing out, you've found that it instantly creates a polished presentation. Plus, this way it's easier to tell if one is out of place.
You're the ultimate reader. Your nickname growing up was "bookworm" and now you're the queen of the book club. Since this is your most prized collection, you dedicate as much space in your home to the cause as you can.
Technology is your thing, which means you've long been in e-reader mode. Even though this means you can't show off your favorite books, it does make for a much tidier home — you simply wouldn't have it any other way.