As you can probably tell by my latest book haul, I definitely need to control myself and stop getting new books… Here’s how I’m fixing it without a book-buying ban: I’m getting rid of the books I don’t want anymore! Genius, right? Not really, it doesn’t solve my TBR problem at all, just doesn’t make it worse 😅
I went through my shelves and picked out a few books that I knew I wouldn’t read, as well as a book that I had two copies of. Unhauling books was one of my goals for 2018, so I will probably do this a few more times throughout the year 🙌🏼
Alright, let’s get into the books I got rid of…
Eragon, Brisingr, and Eldest by Christopher Paolini
When I first discovered booktube, I saw these books all the time. I eventually got the first three on AwesomeBooks but I will probably never read them. They’re part of a middle grade series and I’ve found myself not really enjoying middle grade anymore, so these big ass books have got to go.
Just a Girl Standing in Front of a Boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes
This is a chick-lit I read forever ago and it was an ok read. I think I gave it 4 stars back then, but it’s more like a 3-star book. Not very memorable, so I gave it away.
Anarchy and Old Dogs by Colin Cotterill
I got this for 1€ at a local book fair a couple years ago, having no idea what it was about. Turns out, it’s the eleventh book in a series and, apparently, it involves politics (especially communism), so not about that life. Gave it away, maybe someone else will appreciate it?
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
I haven’t started reading this series yet because I absentmindedly bought a pocket edition on AwesomeBooks and I literally cannot read a book with such tiny font without getting a headache, so I gave it to a friend who likes this author’s books but doesn’t have this one 😁
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Now you know this is one of my favorite books of all time, but I have two copies of it, so I gave one away to a friend of mine who hadn’t read it yet.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Everyone raves about Maggie Stiefvater, so I started collecting her books without ever reading them. This one is the first in a series about werewolves, which is soooo 2008 😄
On a serious note, I doubt I would ever enjoy this series – if I ever got to it! -, so it’s time to let it go. I will say, however, that this book has a very cool detail: the font is a blue-ish gray, which is not that usual! 👍🏼
So this is the first batch of books I donated this year. It feels pretty good, I must admit, but there’s a tiny problem: I’ve bought way more books than I have given away 😅 Pray for my TBR guys, it desperately needs divine intervention 😂
Have you unhauled any books this year? Let me know all about them in the comments down bellow!!
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡