Spring Cleaning – Books to Unhaul

I’ve done a few book hauls here on my blog before, but I’ve never done an UNhaul before! It’s that time of year where we make ourselves clean up our spaces – offices, houses, apartments, cars, you name it. (Or at least, we tell people that’s what we’re doing #OnTopOfThings.) I took a look at my bookshelves the other day and realized it’s time to get rid of some books. I have some that have just been sitting there, literally collecting dust and I don’t know that I will ever read them. Those spaces could be used for books that I have already read and are just sitting on my kitchen table, eager for a home of their own. So here are 5 books that it’s time for me to unhaul and then haul off to Goodwill or Half Price Books.

lux

Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a combined edition which has both Obsidian and Onyx in one binding. Sitting here, I couldn’t even tell you what this series is about. I want to say maybe that an alien moves in next door to a girl? At this point I also have the second combined edition. So now I have a lot of alien and no intention to read it. Goodbye, Lux. Sorry I can’t get excited about aliens living in the neighborhood.

life and death

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephanie Meyer

Recently, the 10th anniversary of Twilight rolled around and this reimagining was released. This book is the story of Twilight but with the gender roles switched. Meyer wanted to show that this story wasn’t about a damsel in distress and that the gender roles could be swapped and the story would stay the same. I haven’t read it yet because I just haven’t cared enough at this point, honestly. Goodbye, switched up Twilight. Sorry that I’m too scared to read you.

coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

This is another example of I kind of maybe know what this is about question mark. A vampire? In…a place with other vampires? or maybe no other vampires? This book could actually be about a female freezer in a freezer junkyard for all I know. Sounds dark. I have a hard time getting into dark books. Goodbye, Coldest Girl. Sorry that I wouldn’t journey to Coldtown for you.

never fade

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

I liked The Darkest Minds. I enjoyed it. But I’d have to reread it in order to read this sequel because all I remember is that I liked it. I don’t remember the characters or what was happening. Isn’t this the one with the people who have abilities? Maybe? Since I didn’t love the first book, I can’t imagine myself rereading it just so I could then read the sequel. I know a lot of people love this series, so maybe the peer pressure will get to me. Then again, maybe not. Goodbye, Never Fade. Sorry that your predecessor didn’t wow me enough.

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Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

I had every intention of reading this book…then the BBC mini series came out. I watched it, enjoyed it, now I’m done with this story. This one is a little tricky though, because I’m not going to actually get rid of the book. It looks great on my Jane Austen shelf, because I definitely have one of those. If you like new interpretations of classic stories, this one is ok. Goodbye, Death and Pemberley. Sorry that I fell victim to the TV interpretation of you.

Do you have any books to unhaul? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading (and unhauling)! – Caitlyn

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