Today I am going to be talking about some of the most recent books that I unfortunately will be unhauling from my shelves, something I regularly do so that my book collection doesn’t get too much bigger than it already is. Since the start of 2020 I’ve been a lot quicker to give up on books that I know I’m not enjoying, which whilst allowing me more time to dedicate to books I will like, also means that I have quite I few books to get rid of and give new homes. I’ve also thrown in some older books that I’ve just been keeping hold of for no reason to try and make some more room for the books I am more than likely going to by whilst social distancing.
I also just wanted to apologize for the disappearance of my TTT post for this week. I don’t know why but when I was trying to upload photos for this post, that post was switched back to a draft post without alot of the work I’d done on it, hence its disappearance!
So here are some of the books I am unhauling!
This is the first of two books in this unhaul that I started on audiobook a few months ago but ending up giving up on as I just wasn’t enjoying it and found myself constantly zoning out and missing out bits, which is always a sure fire sign that this isn’t a book for me. I’ve heard so many people talk about how much they love this book, but even after a good chunk of this one I just didn’t care about the characters or the story enough to carry on.
Its been three years since I read this one, and so for a book that I just felt okay about that is well past time for it be unhauled and given a new home. I remember enjoying the story but also having a few problems with some things and with some of the characters, and so it just makes sense to say goodbye to this one.
This one is just a classic case of a book I was super excited about before I read it, but ended up as a huge disappointment for me afterwards. I just didn’t enjoy the story and found it all a bit boring and lackluster unfortunately, and so its no surprise that this one was quite a forgettable read for me, and definitely not one I can see myself rereading, hence my decision to just get rid of it and give another book its space on my shelf.
After years of keeping this one on my shelves convincing myself that one day I will finally read it, I am getting rid of this one and admitting defeat as I truly just can’t see it happening. Over the years I have tried multiple times to read this one but always end up putting it down for one reason or another, so it seems like now is the time to just give this one a better home that will read it and to make room on my shelves for a book I am truly excited about.
This is one that I’m really sad about as I loved Furyborn when I read it a couple of years ago, but I just couldn’t get into this one when I started it a few months ago and soon found myself feeling very disconnected from the story. I was just finding the story too boring and confusing to follow along with, and given the length of this story I know I’d rather give my time to another book than keep trying with this series that I’ve unfortunately now lost interest in.
If I’m honest, the only reason I have held onto this book as long as I have is because of I adore its simple cover, even if I unfortunately didn’t love the story inside anywhere near as much. This was one of the first hardcovers I owned but the story is one I both remember nothing about now or even remember particularly enjoying it at the time, and so there is no reason to keep this when someone else could discover this underrated read.
I was actually originally planning on doing another Try a Chapter post with this one, but by this point its been months since I read the first chapter of this one and given I never got around to reading any of the other first chapters that I wanted to include it seems a good enough bet to just unhaul this one now. This is another book I would love to keep just for the cover, but after reading the start of this one I just know it won’t be a book I’ll enjoy because of the writing style, and so it just makes sense to get it off my shelves.
Do you regularly unhaul books? What are some books you’ve recently unhauled?