Huge Book Unhaul


Autumn is here, and with that in mind, I decided to sort out my bookshelves. I must admit, I am a bit of a hoarder, and for me, it was always hard saying goodbye to things. I kept books for sentimental value, for decorative purposes, for the fact that I paid a shitload of money for a hardback...But the truth is, I can`t get another bookshelf and some things had to go. Initially, I wanted to get rid only of the books I hated or own multiple copies. But the more I purged, the better I felt. So I decided to get rid of the books that were so-so and only keep the ones I love. Some of these are going to my best friend and some I`m going to donate to charities. Here are all the books I`m getting rid of:

Multiple copies:
  • "Wuthering Heights" - Emily Bronte
  • "A Tale of Two Cities" - Charles Dickens
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Harper Lee
  • "Crime and Punishment" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • "The Great Gatsby" - F.Scott Fitzgerald

Not a big fan of the books:
  • "Caraval" - Stephanie Garber
  • "Milk and Honey" - Rupi Kaur
  • "Everless" - Sara Holland
  • "All The Crooked Saints" - Maggie Stiefvater
  • "What`s a Girl Gotta Do?" - Holly Bourne
  • "Bridget`s Jones Diary" - Helen Fielding
  • "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" - Helen Fielding
  • "Because You Love To Hate Me" - edited by Ameriie
  • "The Bad Beginning" - Lemony Snicket
Lost Interest In:
  • "Winter Wonderland" - Belinda Jones
  • "The Rosie Project" - Graeme Simsion
  • "A Total Waste of Makeup" - Kim Gruenenfelder
  • "Paper Towns" - John Green
  • "Bloodlines" - Richelle Mead
  • "The Golden Lily" - Richelle Mead
  • "Triskellion" - Will Peterson
  • "Beautiful Broken Things" - Sara Bernard

I have also decided to give my best friend all of my Cassandra Clare books. You`re familiar with my complicated relationship with her novels, but I`ve decided to be a grown-up and part ways. Yes, I love the Shadowhunters world but have problems with Clare`s writing. So hopefully my bestie will like these books more. She`ll get the entire Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series, plus "The Bane Chronicles", "Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy" and "Lady Midnight".

Last, I`ve decided to donate "Divergent" and "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth. I`ve enjoyed these books, and I`m a big fan of the movies (must be in minority), but it`s not a series I might reread, like The Hunger Games for instance. On that note, I`m also getting rid of "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. Again, I loved the book, but I won`t reread it any time soon. And as much as I love staring at Sam Claflin`s gorgeous face, I don`t normally read romance books. So this novel felt a bit out of place on my shelves.

At the moment, I`m looking at a big pile of "maybe" books, but I might give those a chance. I`m trying to be open-minded, though I`m 99% sure I`ll dislike those novels. Let me know in the comments if one of your favourites bit the dust. I always gasp when I see booktubers giving away books that I adore, but then again, we all have different tastes.

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  1. I purge my shelves once in awhile, too. It's hard because I've whittled it down a lot over the years, so I don't know what else I could get rid of!

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    1. It`s hard getting rid of books, but it is satisfying looking at your shelves, filled with books you love.

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  2. I thought I was the only one who wasn't a big fan of Caraval! I liked it okay? But I didn't get all the hype surrounding it. Same with Everless, though most of the hype seemed to happen before it was published. I haven't met many people who really enjoyed it.

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    1. I mean, nobody`s talking about Caraval`s sequel, so that should tell you something. Many times books are so hyped before their release, only to be quickly forgotten.

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