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August 21, 2015

Pros and Cons of Rainbow Book Order

Rainbow book order pros and cons

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’m here to tell you that I have been obsessed with reading this month. Reading turns Muggles into magic wielders, takes us on adventures, helps us escape tough situations, and brings dreams to life. I’m deep diving in books!

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Since I’ve purchased some new books recently, I was running out of space. So I completely reorganized my book shelf to be a rainbow book order. If you’ve never seen this before, you basically organize your books by the color of their spine so that all together the spines of the books resemble a rainbow.

Having trouble remembering the rainbow? Remember Mr. Roy G. Biv

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Apparently I have a lot of brown and black books so I added those last. Alternatively you could also do a general ombre like blue to pink.


Rainbow order bookshelves pros and cons


  • Looking at the rainbow books makes me happy
  • It was a fun creative organization project


  • You have to memorize your books by color rather than searching by genre or alphabetical order
  • It takes up a lot of space since none of the books can be stacked horizontally

Well, that wasn’t as many pros and cons as I thought I would come up with! Oddly, remembering books by their cover color hasn’t been that difficult since I’m a visual learner.

I remember in open book tests in college I would look up an answer by visualizing how far down the page I read about that fact. Have you ever done anything like that?

Watch me reorganize my books in the time-lapse below:

Would you ever give rainbow order a chance? Or is it just too impractical for you?

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  • Antonnette

    Cons aside, I love the look of this! It’s so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Xx, Antonnette

    Check out my blog if ya get bored ;)

    August 25, 2015 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Anna

    Cute idea! I might try this with my book collection if I ever find the time. As much as I love my Kindle, I still love the feel and smell of a book!

    August 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Ginger

    This is SO pretty! I am going to do this to my books one day. I need more books first though, lol.

    August 31, 2015 at 8:34 am Reply
    • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

      Haha! As soon as I put the books on the shelf I thought I wanted more. It might bring me some bad habits!

      August 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm Reply

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