85 Book Limit

This year, I won’t be imposing a book buying ban on myself, but I want to teach myself how to buy books sensibly – that is, to buy only the books I truly want to read, and to not give in into pressure buys or be enticed with its very cheap price tag. Instead, I am allowing myself to buy only 85 books this year, since I read 84 books last year. This limit only covers the books I buy…any book given to me as a gift, book exchange, or for review (if applicable), will not be counted.

  1. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  2. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  3. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  5. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  6. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

  7. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  8. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  9. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

  10. You by Caroline Kepnes
  11. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  12. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  13. Reality Boy by A.S. King
  14. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
  15. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  16. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  17. Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
  18. Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
  19. How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto
  20. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

  21. Classic Works by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Best Loved Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  23. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
  24. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  25. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  26. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  27. In Perfect Light by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  28. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  29. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell