Hey, how are you? I hope you’re having a great day. If you follow the book community a bit, you might have noticed the controversy around Marie Kondo a while back. I believe she said in her new Netflix show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ that people should reflect on the books they own and only keep those that spark joy. If a hundred spark joy, then keep a hundred. If it’s two, then keep two. You get the gist. I think it’s a lovely idea. I also try to be selective of the books I have in my collection. She also said that for her personally 30 books was the right amount to keep. That’s where the controversy started as some people thought she meant everyone should get rid of all their books but thirty. Anyway, this post isn’t about the controversy. However, that number of thirty books got me thinking; what if I only kept thirty books?
My current collection consists of 83 books. You can find my Goodreads shelf here. (In case you’re curious what books I didn’t ‘keep’.) These are the 30 books I would keep in no particular order as ranking them would be too difficult.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (my favourite book of 2018)
- Girl Made of Stars (second favourite of 2018, so good!)
- The Hunger Games
- Catching Fire
- The Little Prince
- Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Dress Codes for Small Towns
- The Japanese Lover
- Kids of Appetite
- Stars Above
- Juliet Takes a Breath
- I’ll Give You The Sun
- The Mark of Athena
- The House of Hades
- The Blood of Olympus
- Dear Martin
- The Hate U Give
- Wildcat (One of the first books that was sent to me!)
- A Monster Calls
- We Should All Be Feminists
- The Book Thief
- Eliza and Her Monsters
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
What do you think? What books would you keep?
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!
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