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!
3 thoughts on “Clearing the Shelves: July 2022 Edition Part 1”
I want to read The Travelling Cat Chronicles, except I know I will be so sad and so I also don’t want to read it. But I’ve heard that (even if sad) it’s beautifully written.
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Oh, the writing was absolutely stunning. I didn’t realise it was going to be that sad and I think that is what forced me to DNF it – I couldn’t take that much sadness.
Oh, I see. I guess I’ll just have to be in the right mood for it. Good to know, though, that it’s not just “a little sad.” (I’ve mostly seen people talk about the writing style, and not the content.)
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