As I tend to do at some point every single year, I recently had a complete declutter and re-organisation of my book shelves in order to make room for all of the books I’ve accumulated so far this year. Therefore, I now have a stack of books sitting in the corner of my room ready to unhaul and get rid of, so I figured that before I did that I would share all of them with you, as well as why I am getting rid of all of these different books.
So here is the first part of summer book unhaul!
I actually gave this book four stars when I read it three years ago, so I definitely didn’t hate or even dislike this book that follows Beatrix as her world is turned upside down after she meets Jack, who may be one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists, on the night bus. However, it is also not one that has stuck with me, or one that I have the urge to ever return to or reread, and so there is no reason for me to keep it just because I sort of enjoyed it a few years ago.
This is one of the few books that I am unhauling that I actually haven’t read, as I very rarely get rid of books that I haven’t at least tried to read. After hearing some problematic things about this story, I was unsure about whether or not I wanted to read it myself if I was just going to find the same issues, but it wasn’t until I read the first chapter of this fantasy that I decided once and for all that this just wasn’t a book that I was interested in reading.
I was super excited about this book before it was released, as the concept sounded exactly like my sort of thing, but unfortunately the execution of it didn’t live up to my expectations for this horror story. The reveal was super anti-climatic and I just wasn’t particularly invested in this story, so it is well past time to give it a new home.
This is another one that I expected to absolutely love, but ended up falling pretty short of my expectations in the end, hence why I have decided to unhaul it. I just found the plot really boring, and the plot twist felt much more like a cop-out answer to the mystery than an exciting reveal, so there is definitely no reason to keep this one when someone else who may love it could give it a read instead.
This is actually one that I am surprised I still owned, as it has been years since I read it, and even then I don’t remember loving this book enough to keep it in my collection for this long. It was definitely an interesting and unique read, but it was also confusing and so I had very mixed feelings about this book when I read.
All the way back in 2015 when I read this book, I rated it five out of five stars, which may seem a little confusing considering I am now unhauling it along with alot of other books that I didn’t rate as highly. However, unlike alot of the other books I loved that I read back then, I now remember little to nothing about this story and so feel no attachment to this book, and so have no desire to keep it on my shelves taking up space.
This is another one that it a little different to the others in this unhaul, as I actually really enjoyed this book, and so am only getting rid of this one as I already own another copy that not only doesn’t have bite marks in it (the joys of having a dog!) but also matches my edition of the first book in this series. I have read all of these gorgeously cute books, and so I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a contemporary that will have you swooning and smiling at every page.
One of the ways in which I have tried to make more space on my shelves this time around is by truly asking myself if I am likely to finish a series, and so these two are the first victims of that as despite the fact that I have read half of the second book, Ice Like Fire, I just can’t see myself ever continuing on further. I’ve forgotten alot of the story over time, and didn’t enjoy the first book enough to reread it in order to remind myself, and so these are both just taking up room on my shelves when they don’t need to be.
This is such a fun little retelling of Eponine’s story from Les Miserables that I flew through in no time at all, but ultimately as it isn’t one of my favourites, or one that I am that attached to, I figured that it was time to unhaul it. As I don’t have a ton of shelf space, I have to be pretty harsh in which books I keep, and so whilst I did really enjoy this story, I just didn’t love it enough to keep it.
I am really annoyed that I ended up owning a copy of the second book in this duology, that I really didn’t enjoy, rather than the first that I had so much fun reading! This sequel just didn’t live up to the adventure that I adored going on in The Girl from Everywhere, and so it is definitely time to give it a new home.
Do you tend to unhaul books? What was the last book you unhauled?