Clearing the Shelves: July 2022 Edition Part 1

Hello! Welcome back to another edition of “Clearing the Shelves,” my series dedicated to the books I unhaul so I can either tidy my bookshelves or make some room for newer books.

Since NYALF, I’ve really needed to unhaul some books, and that is exactly what I have done. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve looked closely at those I haven’t read, thought about, or not wanted to pick up again, and I’ve created a stack of books I am happy unhauling.

This is the first of two posts as I didn’t want it to get too long, arduous and repetitive. As I still don’t want to ramble a lot, let’s dive into the books I’m unhauling.

Marrying off Mother and Beasts in my Belfry by Gerald Durrell – I read them both a few years ago. They were enjoyable enough but not books I’d re-read.

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver – Read a few months ago and liked it enough, but it is not one I’d re-read

If Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber – DNFed. It wasn’t one a enjoyed that much and I don’t really read YA Contemporary anymore so I wouldn’t pick it up again.

The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James – I usually love Lauren James, but this one just didn’t work for me.

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin – I DNFed this a while ago and never picked it up again. It’s highly doubtful I will ever pick it up again.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa – A book I DNFed earlier this year as I found it incredibly depressing. It’s one I probably won’t pick up again.

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks – I only bought it out of curiosity because I wondered what Tom Hank’s writing would be like. I only read one story and I liked it enough, but I’ve not read anything other story and I doubt I will.

The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood – I read and DNFed this last year. I was enjoying it, but I was also going through a really bad anxiety spell at the same time and I couldn’t face finishing it.

Wicked Like a Wildfire and Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popović – A duology I would probably enjoy, but I’ve had both books on my shelves for a while and I’ve had no interest in picking them up.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – Another book I’ve had for a while and not read. It does sound like something I would read, but I’ve not had the inclination to pick it up ever since I got it, so I highly doubt I ever will.

That brings my total number of books for this post to twelve! Of course, there will be more books to unhaul at a later date so stay tuned!

If you unhaul books, what have you parted with recently?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

Published by Emma @ Turn Another Page

Hello, I’m Emma aka pageturner92, and welcome to my little corner of the online book world. When I don’t have my head in a book, I’m either working on an endless pile of crochet or knitting projects, playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, listening to Disney music, or watching my favourite shows on repeat.

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