Bookend Events, Spring 2019

BOOKENDING SPRING 2019: 30 Books I’d Keep If I Were Marie Kondo

bookending springBookending Spring is in full swing and is thriving! I am absolutely smitten reading everyone’s posts and our hosts prompts so far! If you follow us on Twitter (@bookend_events, which you totally should be to stay up-to date on what’s happening in the event) then you would know that I have taken over hosting for the next four days! Prompts will be the same don’t worry! You just get to see my glorious face instead in your comments/interacting with you!

If you are doing prompts from AJ please continue to credit her as the creator of this prompts, but go ahead and tag me as the host (so you will be linking two people instead of just one!)

Today’s prompt was created by the lovely AJ @ For The Love Of Diversity In Books! Make sure to head over to her blog to see her content as well as the original prompt!

Without further ado! Let’s waddle into today’s prompt!

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

30 Books I’d Keep If I Were Marie Kondo
Hailey in Bookland did this in her channel and I think it’d be fun to do it as well, because we love de-cluttering books not worthy of space in our shelves. 😁 So list out thirty books that you would keep if you were Marie Kondo!

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This is probably the hardest list I have ever had to come up with–which is the reason, I don’t agree with this line of thinking from dear ol’ Marie Kondo, however, for the sake of the prompt I will put myself through the torture of…narrowing *gulps* my books to only 30. RIP me.

  1. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers (4 books): I honestly could not force myself to axe these books even I was forced too. I absolutely love this series, and am constantly going back once a year to reread them. Are they problematic? Yes. Is it the best writing in the world? No. But do I love it anyway? Yes, yes I flipping do. YOLO.
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas (3 books): This series has changed my life in so many ways. I found a lot of myself through Feyre and these characters helped me during a dark time in my life and helped me cope mentally with everything surrounding me. I couldn’t just leave these gems behind when they never abandoned me.
  3. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (7 books): I am imagining these books will be on several posts, but like them, I couldn’t leave them out! I first read these books about three years ago and I fell in love with them the same the rest of the world has. I still need to read the very last book (I’ve been putting it off for forever) but man I couldn’t leave this pieces of magic behind!
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: This is a piece of history in literary form. Poignant and raw, this story has layers within that will stand the test of time and I want to be able to say that I own it.
  5. Everything Mariana Zapata (8 books): SHE IS A QUEEN AND I STAN A QUEEN. I SHAN’T SAY ANYTHING FURTHER. SLOW BURNER FOR LIFE.
  6. This Mortal Coil Series by Emily Suvada (3 books): SUVADA IS ANOTHER QUEEN I STAN AND SHALL STAN FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY! If you have read this series you know that they’re are only two books out so far and I have three books written down in my limit of 30, well the third book (This Vicious Cure) is coming out soon, and I’m saving it  a spot in this narrowing of belongings.
  7. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (3 books): Another King and Queen of the literary world. Words cannot express how good this series is, and how I need everyone to read these bad boys.
  8. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda / Love, Simon by Becky Albertalli: This book helped transform so many lives through its prose and relatability, and also helped me learn to accept my own personal sexuality as a bisexual woman. I learned a lot about myself and the way I perceive the world through the eyes of Simon and what he went through. Why not keep it on my shelf.

Now everything else I am shoving on my kindle and you can’t stop me!

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What books would you keep? Let me know!

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19 thoughts on “BOOKENDING SPRING 2019: 30 Books I’d Keep If I Were Marie Kondo”

  1. The series are always what get you! Though there are some authors that I just could never part with their books (Patrick Ness mainly, for me). 30 is really just not a big enough number. Haha.

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  2. This would be so hard!! I primarily read standalones and I still think it would be hard – I feel like series should just count as one haha. Good thing no one’s forcing you to ACTUALLY choose!

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  3. I guess I’m one of the only people who would gladly give her HP copies away. I only bought them because I found all seven books only in 25€ from a thrift shop and I still haven’t finished the fourth book 🙊

    I know a lot of people give hate to Twilight (like they do to FSOG) but I still enjoy them, especially the romance between Edward and Bella. I do prefer her alien book; the Host more though.

    I wasn’t planning on doing this prompt but I was inspirited by this post, so I”m posting mine tomorrow!

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  4. I just posted my “30 books” on my blog and it may have been the hardest post I’ve ever written. I thought 30 would be plenty, but it’s just NOT. I love book series so much, which makes this harder.
    I have to respectfully disagree with you about Twilight. I won’t deny ever being into it, I read the crap out of those books back when they came out just like everyone else, but the more I read them the less I liked them. I just can’t get behind Edward and Bella (I always liked Jacob more). But the beauty of books is in their diversity. We don’t all need to like the same ones. Wouldn’t that be boring?
    You’ve got to read the last Harry Potter though, it’s so good. But it’s so good you’re going to be sad when it’s over, so save it for a rainy day.

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    1. ooo yay! I’ll waddle over to read your post today!

      and that is one of the things I love about reading/storytelling, we can all read the same thing, and get something totally different out of it! As for Edward or Jacob, I am known to be #teamswitzerland, lol I can’t choose as I can see many pros/cons with both of them!

      I know! I think that’s why I have been putting it off–because it’s the last book. But on the other hand, like I really want to know what happens? truly a time in the confliction department here lmao!

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    2. Your site wouldn’t let me leave a comment (I think WP is glitching) but I LOVE your list! I’ve wanted to get into watching Game of Thrones but everytime I do, I look at the amount of episodes and the length of each and I’m like…wowowowow major commitment! And then I promptly waddle away to something else! lololol.

      Also this: “To me, throwing away books is an unpardonable sin.”
      Big mood and amen amen amen! ❤

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  5. *smacks wordpress about* stop ducking logging me out of my account…asshole…*blinks* omg I’m done apparently wordpress hates me today sam, anyhoo I am laughing hysterically reading everyone’s lists. It almost makes me want to do this prompt myself, only with an extra challenge of not being able to keep the whole series. I think that’d probably make me weep but it’d be amusing.

    I’ve not read Simon vs yet…or any of Becky’s books. ACOTAR series is awesome, I adore the squad but my heart belongs mostly to TOG series by SJM hehe. You’re an angel for taking over hosting, I love chu and this prompt was a great one from AJ

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  6. *smacks wordpress about* stop ducking logging me out of my account…asshole…*blinks* omg I’m done apparently wordpress hates me today sam, anyhoo I am laughing hysterically reading everyone’s lists. It almost makes me want to do this prompt myself, only with an extra challenge of not being able to keep the whole series. I think that’d probably make me weep but it’d be amusing.

    I’ve not read Simon vs yet…or any of Becky’s books. ACOTAR series is awesome, I adore the squad but my heart belongs mostly to TOG series by SJM hehe. You’re an angel for taking over hosting, I love chu and this prompt was a great one from AJ

    p.s sorry if you get more than one comment on here, WP is literally having a time rn and it’s doing my head in >.>

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