Major Book Unhaul! 

At first, this was going to be a short little piece of a few books that I wanted to unhaul from my shelves. However, what ended up happening was a major inner need to get rid of books that were making me feel guilty that I haven’t read them even though I really don’t want to read them. 

Every month I’d tell myself. I will get to you this time I promise! Then time would pass the month would be gone and many months after the book would still be on my shelf unread. Recently, I’ve found that I want to be just a little bit selfish about my reading (it’s also apart of making myself feel ok about DNFing a book I just don’t like) time is precious, so why not give myself to reading books I’m the most interested in instead of letting those I don’t really want to read collect dust on my shelves? 

Here are the books I’m saying goodbye to: 

Dark Bites: 

I really wanted to get into reading some short stories at the time I purchased this book, but as I looked more into it, I got more and more disinterested in it. I simply don’t want to feel guilty about it anymore. 

This was the one I was most torn about, because it actually sounds really interesting, but every time I try to pick it up I loose interest in it and I’m ready to pass this on to more loving hands. 

I won this book in a giveaway a long time ago and I honestly don’t know why I entered in the first place. It’s definitely not my kind a story and I’ve gotten about a forth of the way into it at one time and trying to continue it feels like pulling teeth. 

The Book of Esther 

Another giveaway win that just wasn’t for me. If anything these books taught me that I need to be just a bit more picky and careful about entering bookish giveaways. 

This beautiful book was one I really wanted to love but didn’t. I could never finish this one either and putting it off so many times should have told me that it was ok to put this one to rest long ago. 


There was a time when I really wanted to read this book and sadly that time has long gone away. 

The Strange Angels series 

My mom bought these for me at a thrift store thinking I would enjoy them and I honestly thought I might, but the truth is these books are not for me and I need to cleanse them from my life. 

That’s eleven books! Eleven books from my shelves that I never read to completion that I simply no longer want to read. This was honestly very therapeutic in a way for me. I’m making way for a future of books that I hope to love. 

Thank you all for reading!! I hope you enjoyed this post. What books in your life do you have a struggle trying to read? What was the last book you unhauled? 

-Till next time! 

Sadness: The Story of a Book Unhaul

There comes a time in life when you realize that you have a serious problem and if you don’t make a point to fix it right then and there it will forever be broken. 

There comes a time where you realize that you are running out of shelf space and you can’t buy a new shelf anytime soon. 

There comes a time where you realize that many books on said bookshelves are just taking up space and you just need to push yourself to let them go. 

Now’s the time when all these things have come to pass. 

Now’s the time to mourn and let go. 

Goodbye my sweet books, I shall miss you, but your time has come and gone and I need to move on. 

The time for my first ever voluntary book unhaul is here. 

The purge has begun! 

First up on the chopping block is The Last Place on Earth

The beautiful galaxy cover of this book has deceived me. This book is a Dnf I won’t miss (it kills me to say this about a book) it could have been so good, but it burned me bad. I have so many trust issues after this book. 

Next to go is an extra copy of Jane Eyre

This is a painless release because I still own a copy. I really need to create more room on my shelves. I have so many books I want to read and not nearly enough room to keep them. 

The disappointing sadness that is Go Ask Alice 

Another book that could have been fantastic, but the difference is that this one is purposefully deceptive. It makes me so sad that this was falsely marketed for years. The fact that I read it recently and didn’t found out till I was half-way through made me feel cheated. One of the biggest disappointments of my entire reading career. 

School oldies: The Power and the Glory & Cry the Beloved Country

These two were Ap English reads that while somewhat interesting to read the one time through, are not books I am interested in re-reading. So, these books sadly must go. 

An impulse library buy: The Thief

At one point in my life, I might have been interested in this. It has been on my shelf for way to long and I have no desire to read it. 

Unnecessary Series: Mercy and Dreaming Awake

I probably would have enjoyed this one, but I don’t see myself buying the first book and it felt like I was holding on to it for too long. It saddens me, but this book will be leaving my home. 

I no longer have a desire to read this series. I only ever got book one and I never felt motivated to read it, so I guess this is goodbye? 

The time has come to say goodbye, to lovely homes I hope you fly. Please be found by those who appreciate, your somewhat weird acquired taste. Goodbye my loves, stories that were just not part of my fate. Whether or not I enjoyed you doesn’t matter, what matters is you are free to date! 

I really enjoyed writing this somewhat quirky little post. I hope you liked it. Thanks for reading!

 What books have you had to unhaul? What was your most disappointing read? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

I hope you are having a great day/night/week. 

-Till next time!