If you love to read, you’ve probably compiled a brag-worthy collection of books that speak to the many facets of your complex, erudite tastes. But how many have you read more than once — or at all?

That’s the question posed by lifestyle guru Marie Kondo in her new Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Through her original home organization program, the KonMari method, Kondo challenges viewers to identify the items in their house that truly “spark joy,” and part with the rest for a less cluttered life. Yes, even books.

For many, Kondo has lifted the burden of unnecessarily accumulated objects and helped to illustrate the dangers of rabid consumerism. But for home library devotees, her advice has felt like a personal attack.

Before she was a hit on Netflix, Marie Kondo actually detailed her organization process in a book.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing explores KonMari in depth, and includes all of Kondo’s tidying tips.

The book has steadily gained notoriety since 2012, and her new Netflix show burst onto the scene early this year.

Driven by the fervor of big new year’s resolution energy, KonMari decluttering quickly went to the top of pretty much everyone’s to-do list.

It’s literally changing lives.

Kondo wasn’t kidding when she called it magic – what else could compel so many to organize every inch of their homes over the course of a week?

It only takes one watch...

People are whittling down their wardrobes, and can finally close their drawers.

The movement is pretty overwhelming in the best way.

Marie Kondo’s “spark joy" methodology is encouraging viewers to not only clean their homes but rediscover what they love about their favorite things.

But sometimes it’s just plain overwhelming.

Some people feel extremely seen by Kondo’s techniques.

Many are taking the advice very seriously.

Ok, so this is a bit of an exaggeration, but the level of minimalism is aspirational.

Some are taking her advice on books seriously.

In her original tidiness manifesto, Kondo asserts that having books sit on shelves doesn’t necessarily contribute to joy. The guru says she only owns thirty books.

The opinion quickly sparked a debate among avid book lovers.

In the impassioned thread that started the pro-tons-of-books dialogue, Anakana Schofield argued a home library is essential to joy, and that no book should be discarded.

A lot of people were in agreement with Schofield’s pro-library stance.

Many felt that books are the real life-changing magic, not an ultra-tidy house.

Tensions ran high.

The backlash against Kondo’s advice was so fervent that it became the primary topic of conversation surrounding the show.

Keep your books!

Far from a library limited to literature that sparks joy, some felt any and all books should be kept for their potential value.

People truly felt called out.

Every book lover who’s purchased a new book without having read one they already own knows exactly why this advice hurt so bad.

Even avid fans were torn.

They felt the value of books should give them immunity in the KonMari movement.

At least there were some creative solutions.

You know what they say, don’t judge a bed by its covers.

A whole library even weighed in.

But like, come on. Biased much?

The book rage wave was soon met with another perspective...

One that argued, essentially, that Marie Kondo wasn’t actually making anyone get rid of their books.

Reformed home-library fans added their voices to the discussion.

Apparently, letting go of all those books really opened him up.

The debate reached new heights.

After seeing people rage against Kondo on Twitter for a few days, some expressed fatigue at what they perceived as pretension.

In reality, Kondo’s dissenters are actually adhering to her teachings.

By keeping the books that bring them joy, they’re doing exactly what KonMari describes.

Here’s what Kondo is really saying.

The essential goal in Tidying Up is mindfulness. Kondo encourages her audience to follow intuition when deciding what to keep and what to toss and reminds them that only they have the answer to that question.

In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview, Marie Kondo explores what it means to “spark joy."

The guru explains that items can offer joy in different ways, whether in their delightfulness or their actual utility.

Many fans feel the KonMari process is inherently respectful.

Leaving the work of decluttering to the individual empowers them to discover what really brings them joy, or makes their life easier.

It is also not mandatory.

Those who took issue with Kondo’s advice can also take comfort in the fact that they are not required to follow it.

Some found the entire debate pretty pointless.

The many tweets arguing Kondo’s pros and cons did not spark joy.

Ultimately every person will continue doing a version of what they were doing anyway.

But hopefully, they’ll do it with a little more intention.

Or maybe a few will take her advice to the extreme.

Spark joy? More like spark this match and burn it all.

I mean, she probably doesn’t care what you do with your books.

She’s got an empire of tidiness to run.

And people are still pretty psyched to KonMari their messy houses.

Marie Kondo is saving the world, one junk drawer at a time.

If you’re like me, you’re really just waiting for that sweet thrift store haul.

Whether you keep your books or not, make sure to donate whatever you don’t want! Asking for a friend...