Let’s Talk: Books For Keeps! (5)

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Let’s Talk is a meme originally hosted by I Swim For Oceans and now hosted by the team at Smash Attack Reads and A Book Obsession.
It’s guided discussion on anything and everything to do with books and more!
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This week’s topic:

How many books do you own (keepers) and how many are in your to-be-read pile? Feel free to include pictures!

Oh gosh. How many books do I own? This is a difficult one to answer because I have piles upon piles packed away in my garage. I have bunches tucked away in my wardrobe. And I have two little shelves next to my bed. Overflowing. I swear I’m like a book magnet.

According to my stats on Goodreads, I have 500+ books in my to-reads list. Currently 122 of those I claim ownership of, although I certainly haven’t got all of my books on Goodreads. Unfortunately that number includes the random books I know I own and want to re-read, not just the stuff I can physically see. I am waiting until I move to a bigger place and can shelve them all to add everything I own to Goodreads, so those stats aren’t entirely accurate.

Currently on my little bedside table, which is dedicated entirely to the books I want to read next, I have this many:

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristen Cashore

Arise (Hereafter #2) by Tara Hudson

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

Emerald by Karen Wallace

Huntress by Malinda Lo

LegacyAllegiance and Sacrifice (reverse order) by Cayla Kruver

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3) by Carrie Ryan.

What you can’t see behind Bitterblue is Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and a Vampire Academy guide by Michelle Rowen


Pretty Little Liars, Flawless and Perfect by Sara Shepard

Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton

Blood Red Road (Dust Roads #1) by Moira Young

The Poison Diaries (Poison Diaries #1) by Maryrose Wood

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1) by Jackson Pearce

Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet #1) by RJ Anderson

Prophecy of the Sisters, Guardian of the Gate, Circle of Fire (reverse order) by Michelle Zink

Destiny’s Path and Rhiannon of the Spring (reverse order) by Allen Frewyn Jones

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell

The bad thing? This is stuff I’ve only bought this year.

The other bad thing? Each of these books makes me so excited that I can never choose which one to read next, and often end up reading a library book or an e-book, which doesn’t help my situation.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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