Following on from the first part of my book unhaul that I posted a few weeks ago, today I am back to share with you all of the other books that I am getting rid of for one reason or another. Ultimately I just constantly need more shelf space!
Since the first part of this unhaul, I have also put alot of the books up for sale on my Depop, so if you are in the UK and are interested in any of these then please feel free to give it a look.
So here is the second part of my summer book unhaul!
After having this one on my TBR for years and years and starting it a number of times, I am finally letting go of this and admitting that I will never get around to actually finishing of this historical fiction. I have heard good things about this one which is why I have kept hold of my copy of it for so long, but overtime I have lost interest in giving this one another go and so would rather make room for new books that I am super excited to dive into.
Everyone seems to love this book, but unfortunately I was in the minority who didn’t enjoy it much at all, and so there is no reason for me to keep my copy of it. I originally read it both because of its popularity and because of the movie adaptation, which I also was not a fan of, and so it is definitely time to unhaul it.
I am so sad that I didn’t enjoy this book as I used to adore Amanda Hocking and her various series, but after reading it I am pretty sure that I have outgrown her writing style and stories. In fact, this was only one of two books that I rated two stars last year, and seeing as I have already gotten rid of the other one in a former unhaul, it seemed well past time to get rid of this as well.
This is yet another that I remember enjoying when I read it years ago, but now don’t remember much at all about this alternative history story other than what you can gather from the blurb. Due to this, I have no intention of continuing on with the sequel, and as I didn’t love it seems like a waste to leave it taking up space on my shelves.
If you read part one of my unhaul, then you’ll know that this time around I have tried to be truly honest with myself as to whether or not I will finish series I have started, and so after asking that exact question with these ones I had to put them in this unhaul as I can not realistically see myself ever continuing on with Hollow City. I did enjoy the first book, but I didn’t love it and as it has been so long since I read it, I have lost any interest I once had in this series.
As with a fair few books I read back when I was just starting to get into reading, I first discovered and read this book because of the movie adaptation that I somehow still haven’t watched yet. It was an enjoyable enough story but one that I couldn’t tell you a thing about now, and so even when I do finally get around to watching the film, I don’t need this book sitting idly on my shelf anymore.
This book was a cute and summery read that I enjoyed, but that’s as far as my feelings for this story go, so it is definitely better off finding someone who may love it than sitting on my shelf for any longer. I am definitely interested in reading more from Jenna Evans Welch in the future, particularly if I am looking for a good easy-going contemporary, but nonetheless I am still ready to give this one a new home.
This was one of my first ventures into YA, and so I feel a little sad giving it away simply for that reason. But nostalgia is not a good enough reason to keep a book that I have little recollection of and have no strong emotions towards or desire to reread, and so like alot of my older reads it is time to say goodbye to it and for it to find a new home and possibly even introduce someone new to this beautiful bookish world of YA.
Do you tend to unhaul books? What was the last book you unhauled?