Book Tag | Book Unhaul Challenge

Hello, everyone! I thought doing a book tag would be a nice transition back into blogging. Today, I decided to unhaul some books. I saw these kinds of videos circulating the BookTube world months back, but I never took the time to actually follow the prompts the last couple of times I’ve unhauled some books. I took a look at my shelves, felt like purging some more, and here we are!

For some reference, here’s Emma’s video, emmmabooks, where I first saw this tag!


1. A book you rated low


Honestly, I don’t have anything for this one. I don’t keep the books I rate low, so all of those are already gone. So, for this one, I’ve decided to just get rid of one random book. I went with Inspection by Josh Malerman. I was sent a copy of this, and I’m not sure why I’ve kept it for this long.

2. A book you changed your mind about


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I kept this one because Ashley told me it was dark but really good, and that was about two years ago. I thought I’d read it for a readathon one day, but I’ve changed my mind. I picked it up for super cheap, so I don’t feel like it’s a giant loss to get rid of it now.

3. A series you won’t be completing


Furthermore and Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi. I honestly only have these because Tahereh wrote them, but I really don’t see myself ever getting to this duology.

4. A book you DNF’d (did not finish)


I honestly rarely DNF a book. I know it seems weird, but I always hold out hope that it’ll get better as it goes on. So, instead of a book I’ve DNF’d, here’s one I have that I just don’t have an interest in anymore: The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller.

5. A book you own multiple copies of


For this one, I’m picking an ARC and a finished copy. I randomly ended up with two copies of Enchantée and The Poppy War, and I don’t need multiple copies of each. So, goodbye!

6. A book you’ll never actually get to


I was sent a copy of this one, and I thought I’d really be into it. I’ve come to realize that the show is just alright in my opinion, so I really doubt I’ll ever take the time to read this.

7. A book you bought because of the hype


I have had this one on my shelves for literally three years. It has survived three apartment moves, and I STILL haven’t gotten the urge to read it. I remember when a bunch of people talked about it on BookTube and random blogs I followed, but I couldn’t tell you a single thing about it now.

8. A book you bought because of the cover


I bought this one solely for the cover because just look at? The closest thing to an interest I have in westerns is watching gameplay of Red Dead Redemption, so I’m not sure why I’ve kept this around for so long.

9. A book you don’t know anything about


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I know absolutely nothing about this one, but I held onto it for years because I’d heard great things about it. Now? I’m sure I’ll never actually get around to it.

10. A book you didn’t buy


This one is actually pretty easy because I do get sent or gifted some books every month. And while I greatly appreciate it, sometimes they really aren’t for me. This time around, I’m getting rid of The Fall of Shannara: The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks. I haven’t read anything by Brooks, so I’d need to purchase quite a lot in order to even get to this one in the series.


All in all, I’ll be getting rid of around fifteen books! (I threw a couple extra in there just for good measure.) I could honestly purge my shelves again fairly soon and just get rid of things that I know I’ll never get around to. Sometimes, throwing stuff out can feel really good. I recommend everyone take a look at their shelves and see what could be donated or resold to a bookstore! It’ll clear out some space for all the new releases this year, at least!

Until next time,



5 thoughts on “Book Tag | Book Unhaul Challenge

  1. I just packed up two big boxes of books that I’m unhauling. It was kind of sad for me to think of getting rid of books (I RAN OUT OF SPACE) but when I started doing it I realized that I was NEVER going to read all of the books that I gave away. So many of them were middle grade books or really old books that somehow wound up in our house and others just looked really dull or were books that I read but was definitely not going to read again. Now I have so much more space for books that I like, and when I look at my shelves almost every book on it is something that I would want to read or really liked. It was strangely satisfying even though I am a total book hoarder.

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