If I Could Only Keep 30 Books

A while ago I made a blog post about if I could only keep 30 books. Now I thought I would try it again as my tastes have changed and I am not the same person I was when I made that post. Although I would like to change it up a bit and sort of put my own spin on it. So I incorporated three rules that I will have to abide by. Now it’s not just 30 books but an additional two things. It will make sense as you read on I promise.

Rules were made to be broken.
  • Rule Number 1: I can chose three authors whose books I don’t have to count in my 30 books.
  • Rule Number 2: In addition to rule one I can chose three series to keep, that can include any future books in that series that are yet to be released.
  • Rule Number 3: Apart from when it clashes with the above two rules I can only have one book by each author.

Does that make sense? Hopefully if it does it will as we go on. This is going to be difficult. I can already tell that.

Three Authors.

Anyone who knows me could probably skip this part as they will automatically know my three authors. I will buy anything they ever write without question. Do you know them yet?

  • Alice Oseman – There is nothing that anyone can say that will change how I feel about Alice’s books.
  • Marissa Meyer – It’s only recently, this year in fact, that I fell in love with her writing. Now I will buy anything she writes.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I love his books. Slowly working my way through them and not a single one so far has got less that 4 stars.

How many did you guess correctly? Did I surprise you with that last one? Bet it wasn’t what you thought it would be. Well let me tell you a secret. It wasn’t what I thought it would be either.

Three Series

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – I did think about putting Random Riggs in authors but went with series due to him only having this series out.
  • Pages And Co – I didn’t expect to love this series as much as I have so far but it’s just so wholesome and I always love falling into a new story.
  • Villains Series – Not sure what this series is called but it’s the origin stories of Villains by Serena Valentino and its so good. I need more books in it.

Now we come to the part of this blog I have been dreading. Time to pick the 30 books. Got a feeling I am going to wish I could have more than 30. But let’s get into it.

Number 1:

This was the first book I read on my own and I knew I had to include it.

Number 2:

This is a fast favourite. I read it in one sitting I just couldn’t put it down.

Number 3:

This books is so uplifting and Toff is the sweetest person.

Number 4:

I loved this book. It has such an interesting premice and I could never get rid of it.

Number 5:

This book is always going to be a favourite of mine. I loved it and found myself gripped from the start.

Number 6:

I have so many fond memories of this book, maybe one day I will do a blog post about it.

Number 7:

This book made me laugh and cry and totally broke me before lifting me up again. I loved it.

Number 8:

How could I not include a book of one of my favourite films ever.

Number 9

I have yet to read this book but I get the feeling I am going to be both broken and enjoy it.

Number 10:

I read this book just a couple of months ago and it was just amazing. It totally broke me but I loved it.

Number 11:

I loved this book so much more than I expected to. It made me go out and buy every Matt Haig Book currently out.

Number 12:

Again this is a book I have yet to read this book but it reminds me of Nerve and I really enjoyed that film.

Number 13:

Two words are needed to explain why I need to keep this book -Rumplestiltkin Retelling

Number 14:

I just love Captain Hook retellings and origin stories. Captain Hook is the love of my life.

Number 15:

Pretty much the same as the one above. I just love Captain Hook

Number 16

For so long this was my favourite book. I loved it. I still love it and really need to read it again.

Number 17:

This is just so funny. If you have read it you will know what I mean and I dare you to keep a straight face when I say the turkey

Number 18:

Another Rumplestilkin retelling. I haven’t read this one but I am so intrigued by it.

Number 19:

Something I have never seen before is a Labyrinth retelling or origin story and that is exactly what this is. It’s a slow read but amazing.

Number 20

Again it’s a Captain Hook retelling but not like one I have read before the love interest is interesting

Number 21

I did think about picking Lost Boy for this author but Girl in Red was just that little bit more unerving

Number 22

Cinderella is always going to be one of my biggest loves. So of course I loved this

Number 23

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film and so when I realised I could include this as it’s a different author to So This Is Love and so it’s here.

Number 24

There was no way I was going to turn down having this cover on my shelf

Number 25

I am not a fan of Science Fiction but I really enjoyed this so much. It’s due a reread.

Number 26:

After loving Frankenstein so much I knew I had to try this and when I finally did I was gripped from page one

Number 27

My love of the Beatles means that I would never forgive myself if I got rid of this one.

Number 28

The final twisted tale I can include on here and not a popular choice but one of my favourites

Number 29

I love ghost stories and so this just seemed like a good idea to keep this one. Never read Edgar Allen Poe, but really want to

Number 30

It was a toss up between this and a few other Barnes and Noble bind ups and I went with this due to the cover.

And there we have it. That was so hard. I realised just how many books I wanted to keep. What books would you keep if you had to follow my rules? I would love to know.


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