Bookending 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!
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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!
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Everything Mariana Zapata (8 books): SHE IS A QUEEN AND I STAN A QUEEN. I SHAN’T SAY ANYTHING FURTHER. SLOW BURNER FOR LIFE.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
What books would you keep? Let me know!