If I could only keep 30 books…

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.

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (my favourite book of 2018)
  2. Girl Made of Stars (second favourite of 2018, so good!)
  3. The Hunger Games
  4. Catching Fire
  5. Mockingjay
  6. The Little Prince
  7. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  8. Dress Codes for Small Towns
  9. Illuminae
  10. Gemina
  11. The Japanese Lover
  12. Kids of Appetite
  13. Cinder
  14. Scarlet
  15. Cress
  16. Winter
  17. Stars Above
  18. Juliet Takes a Breath
  19. I’ll Give You The Sun
  20. The Mark of Athena
  21. The House of Hades
  22. The Blood of Olympus
  23. Dear Martin
  24. The Hate U Give
  25. Wildcat (One of the first books that was sent to me!)
  26. A Monster Calls
  27. We Should All Be Feminists
  28. The Book Thief
  29. Eliza and Her Monsters
  30. 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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6 thoughts on “If I could only keep 30 books…

  1. I don’t know why people were losing their minds over Marie Kondo’s comment. Nobody has to follow what she says, anyway. Hahahha, people loooove getting angry over nothing! I personally have loads of books, but I do give the ones away that I really don’t feel any attachment to or will never read again. 🙂

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