Hi everyone! As you can probably see, I once again felt the urge to purge my shelves. I do this every few months, because if I sell the books I’m not that enthusiastic about I can buy new one’s, that I’m a lot more excited for! This book unhaul was inspired by Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, a book that I’m incredibly excited for because it looks ace (yes, that’s a pun, you got me), but I just don’t have the money for it.
Anyway, you’re probably just here to see what books I’m getting rid of, so let’s dive straight into it!
All of the books in this little pile are books that I have read, but books that were kind of meh. Story Thieves by James Riley was a very fun, entertaining read, but it wasn’t more than that. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and The Young Elites by Marie Lu were books that a lot of people seem to adore, and books that I wanted to love too, but I just didn’t. I’m actually quite sad about not liking The Young Elites, since I liked Warcross a lot.
I’m also unhauling Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I quite liked the book when I first read it 2 years ago, but over time I’ve begun to realize how problematic it actually is, so I’m not sad to say goodbye to that one.
I’m also unhauling the entire Snow Like Ashes series. Again, I loved the first book when I first read it about 2 years ago, but then the second book came around and I really didn’t like it. I’m still tempted to pick up the third book, but I’d probably have to reread the first 2 books to figure out what’s going on, and I just don’t have time for that. Plus I’ve been telling myself I’m going to pick it up ever since it came out and it still hasn’t happened, so I’ve kind of given up hope.
This is a stack of contemporaries that I either read and don’t care enough about to keep (Love & Gelato, Let It Snow, Fangirl) or haven’t read and don’t care enough about to pick them up (Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, How Hard Can Love Be?, 36 Questions That Changed my Mind About You, The Unexpected Everything). (Also, why are all these titles so long?).
I actually quite liked Love & Gelato, but I just don’t see myself ever picking it up again as a physical book. I’d probably go for the audiobook instead. And I’m kind of sad about getting rid of How Hard Can Love Be? because I really liked the first book in this series, Am I Normal Yet?, but I heard that this one is very white feminist, and I’m not here for that.
I actually haven’t read either Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst or Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis yet, and I am still planning on picking them up. I’m actually quite excited about it. I’m just getting rid of these two copies because I had doubles.
So, those are all of the books I’m getting rid of! Now tell me, if you had to get rid of 3 books on your shelves, which one’s would you pick?