Monday, 2 January 2017

2017 Book Buying Ban

book collection 17 books

If you are reading this there is a good chance that like me, you buy about 3 books for every one that you've actually got time to read, which is why I have decided to go on a book buying ban in 2017! The ban will not last the whole year, but essentially I'm not allowed to buy any books until I have read the 17 I will mention in this post, 17 in 2017, get it?

Now I have a couple of books on their way to me in the post so they don't count because they were ordered in 2016, and book subscription boxes don't count either because I was already subscribed, but everything else is non negotiable.

fantasy books

Anyway, here are the 17 titles I am hoping to get through. It's quite funny because most either fall into the category of fantasy or contemporary. Lets start with the Fantasy:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - A new adult book which is kind of a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast, but with faerie lore added. This is the 1st book in the trilogy.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas - The second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, so once again, new adult fantasy!
  • The Call by Peadar O Guillin - A YA horror book in which all teenagers will wake up realising they've received The Call and have three minutes to figure out how to live. 
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - The first book in this YA duo-logy following a group of miscreants faced with an impossible task. 
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - YA fantasy, often described as X-Men meets the Hunger Games.
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake - YA fantasy, following a set of triplets who each have a unique ability as they fight for the crown. 
  • The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich - YA horror focusing on siblings with a rough past, one of the sisters is convinced she can see a man in the forest opposite the house at night with no eyes watching them.

contemporary books

And now for the more contemporary-ish titles:

  • The Graces by Laure Eve - This is actually YA fantasy too but it looked better in this picture. About witches.
  • ...And A Happy New Year by Holly Bourne - The last book about the girls from the Spinster club taking a look at their lives 1 year on from when we last met them.
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon - Madeline is allergic to everything and has to live in her room, unhappy in her little bubble until a new boy moves in next door.
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Theodore and Violet both want to escape their small town, after an unlikely meeting they both begin exploring the world together.
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sarah Barnard - Caddy and Rosie are best friends but everything changes when new girl Suzanne comes into their lives.
  • Attachements by Rainbow Rowell - Set in the late 90s when the internet is a new thing, two colleagues email back and forth all day, and in the evening their emails are read by the IT guy. 
  • Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel - Masie is struck by lightening leaving her face partially destroyed. She receives a face transplant but doesn't even recognise herself in the mirror any more.

kindle books

Lastly we have a few books on the Kindle:

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - YA Fantasy about a boy who has a recurring nightmare each night about a monster who wants the truth.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - YA Fantasy about an orphanage on a mysterious island.
  • You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson - Something a bit different, a collection of essays from stand up comedian Phoebe Robinson about being a black women in America.

17 books. It's quite daunting really. Lets hope I manage to get through them all before YALC in July!!



  1. That's such a long list to get through!!
    I'm the same, I buy books and have stacks of them but always forget to read them before buying more... oops!!

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  3. The last few years I've been terrible at reading any books, so the idea of reading 1 per month is daunting (although it is an aim for this year)! Love the sound of 'Attachments' & "Faceless" - will be adding them to my reading list... "You Can't Touch My Hair" also sounds good! Looking forward to reading what you think about them!


  4. I definitely need to control my book buying in 2017! I hope you get through all 17 before YALC- it'd be a shame to be on a book ban while you're there!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

  5. What a great list!

    I'm intrigued to hear your thoughts on Red Queen... Everyone seemed to love it, but me!

    I'd like to read A Monster Calls after seeing the movie, it was so emotional. Also loved the Miss Peregrine adaptation, so would like to read that at some point too!

    Looking forward to reading your reviews on them x


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