Bookstore Trip Checklist

Note: This is just a list of books that I want on my shelf book stack before the half of 2016. I just want to keep tabs on them because it has been a year since I spotted this but I never got my priorities straight… until I found bookshelves that have these books. I lost it. “I must have these books. Get your piggy banks together.”, I said to myself like a crazy person.

Update (January 30, 2017) I deleted the books that I don’t want to read anymore, already owned, hated, and DNFed. Instead, I listed the books that I needed to get my hands on ASAP. I didn’t delete the other ones because even after two years, I still want to read it.

Update (March 18, 2018): Starting again with a clean slate while retaining some of the books I have listed on here. It honestly feels great to have this list because I don’t get sidetracked (sometimes) while shopping for books. 😭

  1. Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne
  2. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
  3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  5. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  6. What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle
  7. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  8. This Side of Salvation by Jeri-Smith Ready
  9. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
  10. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  11. Always Never Yours by Emily Webberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
  12. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  13. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  14. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: edited by Ellen Oh
  15. We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  16. The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
  17. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  18. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  19. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  20. Chasing Mindy by Carla de Guzman

Update (May 22, 2016): There is no way that I could require all of these even by the end of 2016. But I will update this list with the books that has piqued my attention and I want it on my book stack.

(Updated again. Dec. 12, 2016) Oh well. At least the priority list above this one will be done next year. I HOPE.

(Update: March 18, 2018) More series, more fantasy. We need to step some a-game up in here.

(Update: August 10, 2018) Thanks to the bookishwish tag on Twitter, I have acquired a few titles and managed to cross off a few. I’m just floored huhu)

  1. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
  2. The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
  3. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  5. If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
  6. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  7. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
  8. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
  9. I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
  10. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  11. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  12. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  13. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
  14. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  15. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  16. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  17. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  18. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Update (July 17, 2016): I think there is a possible way to buy more books from this list. I think… hahaha. I might also make a list of must-have YA books with male leads. But oh gosh, two more books and I will have all of the books listed on a certain Buzzfeed page.

Update (March 21, 2017): Added more books to the list because… reasons. So that when I go to the bookstore, I’m much more flexible with what I want to buy.

Update (August 13, 2017): Added more books because I don’t know my priorities anymore. But this list is amazing.