First Book Unhaul of 2021!

Hey guys! Today I am going to be sharing with you some books that I have decided to unhaul because I have lots of books on pre-order and I am rapidly running out of space to keep them. I’ve had another sort through my shelves and pulled out books that I didn’t like and I know I’m not going to read again. I hope you enjoy!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: Please don’t hate me for getting rid of this series but I just don’t care about these characters and I have no interest in rereading it or continuing it with Nesta’s story. I’m sad to be getting rid of these books because I love the cover design and ACOMAF is actually signed (ahh!) but I’m never going to read it again. I really struggled to finish ACOMAF and ACOWAR because I thought the pacing was terrible. The pacing in ACOMAF was so slow and I was so bored, but then the last 100 pages were so good? ACOWAR it felt like there was a massive buildup to a war but, again, it was right at the very end so why did I have to sit through 600 pages of… nothing? This is such an unpopular opinion as so many people love this series, but it just wasn’t for me and it doesn’t make sense to keep hold of these books. I’m glad I can finally say I finished the original trilogy though!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu: I’m getting rid of this series because I honestly can’t see myself ever reading it again. I read it in 2018 (was it really that long ago?) and I didn’t really enjoy it. I thought it was a great concept and it had so much potential but it wasn’t executed very well. I can’t actually remember much of what happens now other than Adelina becoming a villain rather than a hero, which is something I wish more authors would do. It’s a much more interesting plot compared to having the main character becoming the most powerful person ever and being the only one who can take down the bad guy. But that’s the only thing I enjoyed about this series and it’s sadly not enough to convince me to keep hold of it, so it’s going.

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater: Similar to the above, I’ve had this series for about four years now and I’ve never reread it because I didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t like the writing, the plot or the characters so what’s the point of keeping hold of it? I’ve no interest in picking it up again so it needs to go.

King of Scars & Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I have three copies of King of Scars and two copies of Six of Crows and I honestly don’t need so many copies of these books. I like Leigh Bardugo’s writing and the world she’s created, however, I don’t like her writing enough to justify having so many copies of her books. So I’ve got rid of my multiple copies and I’m just keeping the paperbacks because they’ll look nicer with the Shadow and Bone trilogy.

The Lives of Saints & The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: I’m never going to read these again and they’re just taking up shelf space. I really did not like The Language of Thorns, which is annoying because the book is signed but I couldn’t get into this and the only story I liked was the one at the very end. I have no interest in reading it again and I don’t consider it to be an essential part of the Grishaverse, like I’m not going to miss anything if I skip this one out in a reread. I enjoyed the The Lives of Saints a lot more and it had beautiful illustrations, however, I found it to be very repetitive and I know I’m never going to reread it. I just don’t care about these short stories, they need to go!

The Empress by S.J. Kincaid: This is another series that I have no interest in finishing because I didn’t like the story. The Diabolic will forever remain one of my favourite books and I’m definitely keeping hold of that but The Empress? No, that’s going. I remember reading this and being so upset with the direction the author took the story in and how drastic it was. I thought it completely ruined everything that happened in the first book and it destroyed the characters for me. I’ve read the synopsis for the third book and I have no interest in reading it because it’s seems a lot like the second book. The Diabolic was originally a standalone and I’m fine with that. I’m just going to pretend that The Empress doesn’t exist and I got the ending I wanted.

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell: I actually got this fairly recently but it has really terrible reviews on Goodreads and I’ve lost interest in reading it now. I don’t have any intention of reading it now or in the future so there’s no point in keeping hold of it.

The Holiday by T.M. Logan: I read this in 2019 and it did nothing for me. It was about a group of friends who go on holiday and once they arrive the main protagonist, Kate, discovers that her husband is having an affair with one of her best friends. So she spends the holiday trying to work out which friend has betrayed her in the worst possible way and how she can win her husband back before he leaves her for good. I just didn’t care about the plot or the characters. I went into this expecting a twisty thriller, but instead it was focused on a possible affair and I’m over it already. I don’t understand why characters sneak about in situations such as this. Just go confront your husband and your friends! I can’t see myself ever reading this again and I don’t know why I’ve held onto it for so long.

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena: This was another one that I found really disappointing and again I’m not going to reread it. I’ve only held onto this because I have Shari’s other books but it doesn’t make sense to keep it when I didn’t enjoy it. I read my old review of this and I said it felt like I’d stepped straight into a soap opera and that the story was completely ridiculous. I’m clearly not a fan of this book!

Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante: I loved this when I read it and thought the author had a really unique writing style, but I haven’t picked it up since and I don’t think I will anytime soon.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: I haven’t read this since I came out in 2013 and I find it quite scary how long ago that was now. I’m not a fan of Gillian Flynn’s books honestly and I can’t see myself reading this again. I don’t know how I managed to read it the first time because the writing is so tiny!

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth: I read this when it came out in 2014, didn’t like it and haven’t read it since. I’m clearly not going to read it again now and I honestly don’t know why I just didn’t unhaul it the first time I read it. I’m going to keep hold of the Divergent books though because I might read them again.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling: I’ve just lost interest in this now and I never actually bought the second book so I don’t see the point in keeping this.

To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee: I feel bad for getting rid of these but I haven’t picked them up in years and I can’t see myself gravitating towards them anytime soon.

So these are the books I will be getting rid of because I really need more space on my shelves. I feel like I constantly have to do an unhaul to create space. It sucks. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

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