Hey loves! A few
weeks months (I started writing this post over a month ago WHOOPS it’s been sitting in my drafts forever) ago, I published one of the posts I’m most proud of, Consumerism And Materialism In The Bookish Community // Bookworms Need Not Buy Books. In this post, I talked about how I own very few books, and read almost all of my books from the library!
Well, I’ve also of course seen a ton of bookshelf tours, mostly on booktube but also on book blogs, and considering I barely have a bookshelf, I obviously never made one. After that post, I thought about what a few comments mentioned, which is the fact that I own so few books makes each and every single one of them special to me. So I’ve decided to make a post listing every single YA finished book I own! I’m not going to be listing ARCs because those can’t be sold, and were free, so here I’m just showing the books that had to be bought, to show how I can be a bookworm without buying a bunch of books!
(I’m also only listing YA because half of my bookshelf is, like, rainbow magic fairy books, school yearbooks, and AP prep books soooo that’s not really relevant)
Listed in the order they are on my one single book shelf from left to right 🙂
This is the only hardcover book I own! I got it as a Christmas present from my parents last year in hardcover because I love Marissa Meyer so much I was just dying to read it and couldn’t wait!
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
I bought this book for one dollar used from the friends of the library sale! It has some writing on it and some Cheeto dust, but that just shows me how loved it is and I’ve already reread it three times ❤
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
This was my free book I received for completing the Teen Summer Reading Program at the library last summer! Yet another reason the library rules!
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses
This is one of three books I purchased from Barnes and Noble with a $25 gift card from my grandma for Christmas 2017!
I got this book from my parents for my 15th birthday! I remember reading it in an Air BnB cottage in the mountains we stayed in during summer break (I have a July birthday), and asking to pleeease wait just ten minutes for me to finish a couple chapters before we went fishing one day haha.
I received this book as a Christmas present from my parents in 2017. By then, I’d already read the entire series and I just loved it so much I wanted to own a copy (and I’ve definitely reread it a few times since)!
This was the second of the three books I bought with that gift card!
I received this book as a Christmas present from my brother just last Christmas 2018 and I was ecstatic to own the entire series! The only series that I own in full, so it’s extra special!!! (We have a full set of all 7 Harry Potters, but technically those belong to my brother, not me. They’re not on this list because they’re on his bookshelf, not mine!)
9. My Lady Jane
This was the final book I bought with that gift card! It was so worth it since I laughed out loud reading it so much!
I received this book from a secret santa gift exchange in eighth grade! Thank you, secret santa!
I received this book from my brother for another Christmas present! Christmas 2014–now I feel so old!
12. Red Queen
I got this one from my parents for Christmas 2015. It’s the only book I own that I don’t really like haha, but it was a present and I really appreciated the sentiment so I’ve held on to it.
13. The Mediator
I got this from my parents together with Red Queen! This one, however, I really enjoyed!
14. The Royal Treatment
This is barely YA; the main character is in eighth grade but the series is shelved in YA in my library so it counts! For some reason the library only had books 1 and 3, so I asked for this book, book 2, for Christmas to finish reading the series!
And that concludes my Bookshelf Tour! Yes, I read over a hundred YA books every year, but I only actually own 14 young adult books. This just goes to show how amazing the library is!
How many books do you have? Do you prefer paperbacks or hardcovers? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤