Here, we want to offer you some ideas on how you could organize your various bookshelves. These are merely suggestions, and the list is in no way complete:
1. By Genre
This is probably the most obvious choice, and not without reason. It just makes sense to create shelves like "Funny poems", "My horror stories" and "romantic stuff". Especially when you write in many different genres, your readers will appreciate this kind of order. The same goes for text categories, like "My drabbles" or "Haikus".
2. By Series
If you happen to write a bunch of interconnected short stories or even a whole series of novels, it is advisable to create a shelf dedicated to those. Not only will this grant your fans easy access to books that belong together, but it also enables you to suggest in which order to read them.
3. By Language
Do you publish in more than one language? If so, then it makes perfect sense to create an own shelf for your second language, like "German poetry".
4. As a Showcase
Which of your books define best who you are? What books would you like potential new fans to see before all others? Especially when you write a lot, it might be worthwhile to stock a shelf with your dearest treasures, and put it way up to the top.
5. As a "Memory Box"
We often write stuff which only makes sense under certain circumstances, or for a certain audience. For example, a poem full of insider-jokes just for you and your friends, or texts in which you experimented with new styles and techniques. It can certainly come in handy to create shelves with names like "Insider Stories", "Experimental stuff", or "abandoned Projects", for those things you wouldn't want to throw away, yet you also wouldn't want them to be the first impression for a first time reader.
6. By time and age
Maybe you still have a lot of your old writings still lying around. And while you have become much better than you were when you wrote these, you'd still like to share your first steps in your writing life with the world. Perhaps a shelf with a name like "Stories I wrote as a child" or "Random poems from 2012" would be nice.
7. For Contests & Challenges
If you sometimes take part in writing contests or challenges, it might be nice to have a little shelf dedicated to the texts you wrote as entries.