Hey everyone, welcome to another blog post! Recently, I’ve been making an effort to declutter my room (and my life) a bit. That includes, of course, getting rid of some books. I’ve done unhauls before, but I’ve never written a post about them, so I thought it might be fun to jump on the unhaul bandwagon.
Just a quick disclaimer before we start: All of these books will be either donated or sold locally. I’d love to be able to send them to whoever wanted them, but I just don’t have the means to ship them. I’m sorry if that disappoints you.
Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the post! There are 8 books I’m going to be unhauling today.
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
On my Goodreads, it says that I’ve read this book, but I didn’t rate it and I don’t remember a single thing that happens in it, so honestly, I may not have actually read it.
I loved Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series and the Heist Society series when I was younger, but I don’t think I’m going to be continuing on with this series, since, like I said, I remember nothing about the first book and don’t care to reread it in order to continue. I just don’t feel the need to hold onto this book any longer, so I’m letting it go, and hopefully the next person will like it more than I did.
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
This is a collection of holiday-themed romance short stories that came out back in 2014 (you might’ve heard of it—there was a lot of hype back when it came out). It’s got 12 different stories by 12 YA authors (including, funnily enough, Ally Carter). I’ve read it, I liked it, but I’m probably never going to read it again, and I didn’t love it enough to want to keep it in my collection forever, so I’m getting rid of it.
Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi
I have no idea what this book is about, but based on the cover it seems like it might be historical fiction. I like historical things, but I still probably would have never picked this book up if it weren’t for the fact that it was being given away for free by my old high school’s library. You know how it is with free books—it’s hard to resist. I picked up a bunch of other books that day, too, some of which I have since gotten rid of, like I am with this one, and some of which are still sitting, unread, on my bookshelf. Honestly, I should probably just get rid of them, too, but I’m still convinced I might actually get around to reading them someday. This one, though, I’m pretty sure I won’t.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I don’t even remember where this book came from, it’s been on my shelf for so long. I’ve never read it, and although it seems mildly interesting, I have so many other books that I’m much more interested in reading that I just don’t think I’ll ever actually get around to this one. This is a pretty well-known and well-loved book, as far as I’m aware, so I’m sure someone else will be super excited about finding it.
Something else notable—and I literally just noticed this while writing this section, since the book is sitting next to me—is that the cover has this cool invisible lettering of the characters’ names that you can only see at certain angles. I tried to take a picture to show you.
Beastly by Alex Flinn
This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and it’s been on my shelf forever. I keep telling myself I’ll read it eventually, but now I’ve accepted that I’m probably not going to, and I might as well let someone who will have it instead.
The Unwanteds and Island of Legends by Lisa McMann
These are books one and four in a middle grade fantasy series called The Unwanteds (I never had the second or third book, just these two). The blurb on the cover says that it’s the Hunger Games meets Harry Potter, which are both things I like… so that means I should like this series, right? Technically yes. I’ve even read the synopsis, and it seems like something I might like, but I’ve just never felt any kind of draw toward reading these books. When I look at them, I’m not excited about the prospect of reading them. That makes me think that I probably won’t ever actually get to them, and they’ll just continue to sit unread on my shelf for the rest of my life.
This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell
My copy of this book is an ARC. I got it a couple years before I started my blog, at a party my high school library put on for people who won this reading challenge they were hosting. Yes, I am the kind of person who enters those sorts of things.
Anyway, I eventually read this, and it was okay, but I’m not interested in reading it again, so now I’m going to be giving it away.
And that’s all the books I’m going to be getting rid of! It feels nice to let things go and to clear the way for some exciting new (or new-to-me) books!
Thanks for reading, everyone! I’ll see you next time!
I love an unhaul! So satisfying declutter bookshelves. (ready for more books )
This has reminded me I need to do an unhaul ASAP!