1. The oldest book on your shelf
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I never used to keep books I had read but I could never bring myself to get rid of this series.
2. A book you read in 2013
Matched by Ally Condie. I remember reading The Hunger Games series in 2012 and then searching for more popular YA series. I think I heard Elle Fowler talk about it back when she did Glitterature videos and I loved it at the time.
3. A book you read in 2014
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. This was the year I started my blog, so I read a lot of amazing books that year. This is the one that stands out though as I still consider it one of my favourite books.
4. A book you read in 2015
The Selection by Keira Cass. This was the first year I ever hit my 50 book goal! The Selection was the first book I read that year and I absolutely adored that series.
5. A book you read in 2016
City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I finally started The Mortal Instruments series this year, and I still haven't finished it.
6. A book you read in 2017
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I put this off for so long because everyone loved it! It was the first book I read this year and I was so glad I finally did.
7. A book you read in 2018
Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame. I read the most books this year than I ever have in a year! 2018 was the year I read the second and third books in the DIMILY series, and then got to meet Estelle at YALC.
8. A book you read in 2019
Fierce Fragile Hears by Sara Barnard. Probably my favourite book of last year. I loved this so much more than I was even expecting.
9. A book you've read more than once.
Isla And The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. I need to read this again soon.
10. A book you waited over a year to be published
Save The Date by Morgan Matson. I read The Unexpected Everything in 2017 and then not so patiently waited for my next Morgan Matson fix, which I got in 2018.
11. A book you read on vacation/away from home
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry. I read this while lying by the pool in Dubai.
12. A book you got from someplace special
What Light by Jay Asher. I bought this at Shakespeare & Company in Paris.
13. A book that made you cry
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. This is the first book I remember ugly crying at.
14. A book you read in one sitting
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This book is so short that its super easy to fly through it in one sitting.
15. A book that was a gift
Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. This was a Christmas gift.
16. A book you read before owning
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman. I read this as a Netgalley ARC and loved it so much I bought my own copy, which I was able to get signed when I met Gayle at YALC.
17. A book you lent to someone else
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. I lent it to my mum and she wasn't a fan.
18. A book that has been damaged
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling. My dog chewed it.
19. A book you got on sale/discounted
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting. I got this for £1 at The Works. Almost all of the books I buy are on sale.
20. A book you read with someone else
Paper Towns by John Green. I have never buddy read a book or been part of a book club, but I did read Paper Towns when it was the group book for a Booktubeathon back in the day.
21. A book you associate with a song
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. I can't see it without getting the Kelly Clarkson song stuck in my head.
22. A book you associate with a food
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. I couldn't really thing of anything for this one but I guess Lara Jean and her baking come to mind when I think of this book.
23. A book you got years ago that you probably wouldn't buy now
Room by Emma Donoghue. I bought this because it was being made into a film and I had heard good things about it. I still haven't read it and I'm not sure if I ever will.
24. A book you associate with a specific time in your life
Wonder by RJ Palacio. This is a bit more specific as I can vividly remember the day I read this book. It was over 2 years ago but I can still remember that whole day so clearly.
25. A book you used to like, but don't anymore
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. It's not that I don't like this book anymore, I do. However, when I first read it I adored it, gave it 5 stars and considered it a favourite. On reread this year, I gave it 3.5 stars.
26. The newest book on your shelf
The Secret Midwife by Katy Weitz. I bought this last week.
That was the History Of My Bookshelf tag. I had fun looking back at my reading over the years and remembering some of the books I had forgotten about.
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