Saturday, June 18, 2016

Book UNhaul #1

Hello! So since I've been buying a few books lately, probably buying more than I should and walking the line between abiding by my book buying ban and going overboard, I thought I'd share with you guys the books I will be UNhauling within the next few weeks.

These books are ones I'm giving away for various reasons which I'll be discussing later. I've been giving away quite a few books since June of last year and little by little I clear off books from my shelf that I feel have been there for long enough. I want to clear some space for the books I currently have on the way as well as future books that I know I'm going to read.

I don't want to give away my books, I never really do. But at some point, you have to think about if you really are going to read it or if you're just telling yourself you'll read it one day and never do. There are even books on my shelf that I have read, didn't really care for, yet still have them sitting on my shelves. That is another problem for another day so let's just get into the books I know are hopefully going to better homes.

These first few books I'm giving away are the Chronicles Of Narnia books #6 and #4. The reason I'm giving these away is simply because I plan on purchasing a box set of the series since I desperately want to read it but I just can't stand that these two are different bindings and don't match at all. I really hope to get my hands on the entire series soon!

The other two books I'm giving away are Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards and Unremembered by Jessica Brody. I actually enjoyed Three Rivers Rising when I first read it but I'm not keeping it because I just don't see myself ever rereading it. It wasn't a book that stuck with me, only a one-time read. 

For Unremembered, I first bought it thinking it sounded like it could be a really cool mystery book since I'm a sucker for those and thrillers. However, soon after buying it I started hearing from other readers some very bad reviews of this book, some even saying it just wasn't worth my time. So, after thinking long and hard, I'm finally adding it to my giveaway pile. If you think I should consider giving it a second chance, though, please let me know in the comments!

This pile of books consists of these titles:
▪ Into The Shadows by Troy Taylor
▪ The Flame Tree by Richard Lewis
▪ The Watcher In The Woods by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
▪ The Restless Dead by Various Authors
▪ Jackie by Kathryn Dixon
▪ The Incas: People Of The Sun

Most of these books I honestly just lost interest in or they were cover buys. The cover buy was for Jackie and The Incas but at the time, I was also interested in reading them, more so the Incas. I love reading about anything having to do with ancient civilizations since I find them fascinating but there are also a lot of documentaries I've found that are about those topics so I no longer feel like I want to read The Incas: People Of The Sun. 

These next couple of books are rather popular so don't bring out the pitchforks just yet. The reason I'm giving away Daughter Of Smoke and Bone and Days Of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor is because I no longer have any interest in reading the last book nor do I want to reread the books. BUT that doesn't mean I didn't love them, because I do. VERY MUCH. Laini is such an inspiration to me because her writing style is so poetic and I couldn't have loved these books more than I did when I read them. But, having waited too long to find the last book, I realized I just didn't want to read it anymore. So sad.

This next book is a very strange case that I don't really feel like delving into so I'll just quickly give a reason. I tried reading The Diviners by Libba Bray in October of last year and I was so excited to read it because of it being set in the 1920's in New York. YES, PLEASE. However, I was unable to read past the first two chapters because I kept getting panic attacks while reading it. I'm still not entirely sure the reasons, maybe it's just because of the tone of the book or the amount of dark anticipation but I can't keep a book if I can't read it. Which makes me very sad.

These books are also very popular and very, very loved. I, however, cannot stand these books anymore. I have reviews for both of these books that will fill you in on the reasons why I dislike them so much. Moving on.

These two books, AirHead and Being Nikki by Meg Cabot, are books one and two in the Airhead series which was recommended to me by a friend who really loved these books. I liked the first one well enough but I just honestly don't care enough to continue on with the series. It's a neat idea for a book, a contemporary sci-fi story, but I was just a little bored throughout the first book.

I don't doubt this series is good but I know I won't be reading the next two books.

And the last book of this unhaul is Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. I'm giving this book away because it was just so darn sad and depressing that there is no way I'll be rereading it. Ever. Never again. 

You could argue that since this book is so sad, then why have I read The Fault In Our Stars twice? The answer to that question is . . . no idea. Just go with it. 

So that's it for this unhaul! Do you have a specific book you plan on giving away? Are you currently trying to sort through your own shelves to give some of them away to make room for new books? Let me know and we can summer clean together!

Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!


  1. The pretty hardcover of the Diviners!!!
    I own the paperback, but I'm sooooo afraid that I will hate this book that I've been putting it off for literally forever. I want to read it and I want to lovee it, but I've heard its beyond slow.
    Also I understand completely with The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy! I own all of the books, but I'm not excited to read the rest of them even though I really want to know how it ends.

    1. Oh I know, the hardcover is just so beautiful!! It's part of the reason why I held onto it for so long XD And I'm so happy I'm not alone with Dauther Of Smoke and Bone! I really loved the books but I just don't have any interest in finishing it anymore. I really hope you read them though!! Maybe an audiobook will do the trick :D

  2. I guess if in time you lose interest in them or you no longer feel a need to keep the book around, it's good to pass it on! Maybe someone else who will find more enjoyment in the read can continue to enjoy it. :)

    1. Exactly! A couple of my friends called dibs on some of the books so some of them are going to very good homes for sure ;D