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,