I have always wanted my shelves to be a reflection of me and my reading taste. I want every book on there to be one I loved or learned something from. That is why I am slowly going through the books I own and decided which ones I no longer need in my life. I have made only a small dent so far, but I wanted to share with you the ones I will be donating to better homes. Some of these I have read and others I have not.
I will start with the two I talked about in my last post, which was a Try a Chapter tag. I read the first chapter of both Alex, Approximately and The Farm and decided they were not for me.
Leah and the Offbeat was a book I was excited about because I liked Leah in Simon and the Homo Sapiens’ Agenda, but every review I have read has said that Leah is unlikeable in this one. I now can’t see myself ever picking it up!
Group is often compared to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is a book I adore and recommend all of the time. However, I remember that people had some issues with Group when it first came out and it stopped me from reading it. I have an ARC, so I feel bad not reading it, but I think it is best for me to pass it on.
Big Summer is just not a book I see myself ever prioritizing and I have the perfect person I can pass it on to!
The rest of the books are ones I have read!
I am donating three of Jojo Moyes’ books (Me Before You, Paris for One, and The Girl Left Behind)- they just aren’t my thing anymore and I know someone who will love them.
I love speculative fiction and the premise of Wolf by Wolf was great, but I have realized I don’t enjoy books about races or road trips or cars in any way. I don’t know what it is! This book was okay and I gave it three stars, but it is not one I think about or can see myself recommending in the future.
I was surprised to find I still had Carry On, as I had donated all of Rainbow Rowell’s books already. I think I was just reluctant to give this one up because I love the cover so much, but I really didn’t enjoy the book!
The Lovely Bones is a book I know so many of us read! It broke my heart when I read it years ago and I don’t think it is one I would ever pick up again.
I bought Bachelor Nation back when I actually watched The Bachelor and thought I would get some juicy behind the scenes information, but it didn’t deliver. I also don’t watch the show anymore, so there is no sense in keeping it!
It is sad for me to donate How to Stop Time because I adore Matt Haig, but it just did not work for me. I think it is so difficult for a time travel novel to stand out!