Now this is a post I have never made before and I don’t think it will happen a lot after this one either. But I got some new bookshelves and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get rid of some books I didn’t like and ones I don’t think I will ever read. So this is my very first unhaul! As you might have read last week, I did the Try A Chapter Book Tag to try and get rid of some books. Check that one out if you haven’t yet and come back here to see what books I’m unhauling today! Let’s dive in.
I’m unhauling 17 books today. It’s a mix of Dutch and English books, read and unread ones and some complete series.
First up are the Dutch editions of the Alice in Zombieland series by Gena Showalter. I feel pretty bad about this one as the first one is personally signed. But I read the first book and was super disappointed, this just wasn’t what I was expecting and I didn’t really like it. I have so many books waiting on my shelves so I don’t have the time to read books I already know I won’t like.
And pretty much the same goes for the Miss Peregrine’s series by Ransom Riggs. This is such a beloved story and I did really like the photo element. But I didn’t care about the story itself and I don’t think I want to pick up the next two books. Especially not now there are more books in this series/world.
Here we have a stack of paperbacks. The first one is another popular one, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. As you know, I’m not a big contemporary fan and I’m not even sure why I bought this one in the first place. I might like it if I did read it but I know I won’t pick it up for ages as I just hardly get in the mood for a book like this.
I read a little bit in Rock war by Robert Muchamore and in Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Leviathan and John Green. Neither of those books really grabbed my attention and since I have owned them for years, I don’t think I’ll suddenly get the urge to read them anytime soon.
Fire Storm by Lauren St. John is another one I bought ages ago. Unfortunately I didn’t realize it was the third book in a series. And while I adore horses, the synopsis for this story doesn’t really interest me, I’m not sure why I got it other than the horse element haha. Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold I bought because I was meeting the author. After reading a couple of chapters I knew I didn’t like the book and I had put it down for a bit. Never picked it back up and now it’s time to let go.
Asylum 54.0 by Nadège Richards was the featured book in a subscription box. I haven’t heard anyone talk about this book and while the description sounds interesting I never got the urge to pick it up. If I’m being honest I don’t think I ever will pick it up so we’re parting ways.
I have read two books in this stack of hardcovers but didn’t really like them so it’s time to let them go. The first two are Neil Gaiman books, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Fragile Things. I did read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and kinda hated it haha. After also not really liking Coraline I decided that Neil Gaiman just wasn’t for me.
The same probably goes for Gena Showalter as I’m unhauling the other book by her I own, Firstlife. I liked the concept, didn’t like the execution. It took me awhile to decide if I should keep if or not since I really like the cover and it’s a signed book. But ultimately it didn’t feel right to keep this one on my shelves.
Both Wicked Like A Wildfire and The Hazelwood are book subscription service box books (is that even how you would call, omg what a sentence). And while they have beautiful covers, I don’t think I was ever interested in reading either of these. So this was the perfect moment to get rid of them.
Did I unhaul any of your favorites? Or do you think I made good choices? And have you ever unhauled any books? Let me know in the comments!