Hello and happy Wednesday. I have two bags full of books, which I’m planning to sell sometime soon, but before that happens, I decided it would be cool to show you which books I’m getting rid of and why. Welcome to my physical book unhaul. Let’s get started, shall we?
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J Smith
I’ve read the novels in this book twice, and I still think TVD is way better than Twilight, but this book is huge and I don’t see any reason to keep it. I mean, it’s not like I’d want to re-read it anytime soon or anything.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
This book ignited my love for middle grade literature and I’m grateful for that. The story was good and I enjoyed it while I read it, but it needs to find a new home and give me space for more books.
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
I read this book at a time in my life when everything was messed up, and I think it helped overcome the uncertainty I was feeling at the moment. It’s a book you read for pure entertainment purposes, and it fulfilled it’s duty, but there are many other good YA books out there I have yet to discover.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
It was a cute book, and it was okay, but Rainbow Rowell has written awesome stories, and this one doesn’t even compare, so I don’t see the point in keeping it.
Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through by Ana Goldfarb
This is a funny book and one of the first memoirs I’ve read. I enjoyed the stories, and I felt it was an easy read, but it cost me $1, so I really don’t feel attached to it, emotionally or otherwise.
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
Whether you care for the show or not, you should totally read this book. It’s addictive, and it’s probably the first memoir I read. If you have the chance, get it because you won’t be able to stop reading until you’re done with it. Yes, in my opinion, it’s that good, but it’s not life-changing, and because it’s not, I think it needs a new home.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I know the author wrote this book before Isla and Anna, and (no offense) maybe that’s the reason why I felt that Lola was sort of a fail. It’s like somebody else had written it. I say “fail” because while the other two books are absolutely fantastic, this is just okay, it’s another good-ish YA novel. I’d wanted to get rid of it for a while now but hadn’t because I felt like I shouldn’t have the incomplete collection, but now I don’t really care about that.
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
You know Courtney Summers is one of my queens, and you know I love me some paranormal reads, especially when there are zombies involved, so I obviously loved this book. It’s just not the kind of book I’ll reach for again and reread, so I just don’t see the point in keeping it.
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
It was cute and super original, and if you have the chance you should definitely read it. I just feel sort of bad to see it in my shelf and knowing I won’t reach for it again, so I’d rather give someone else the chance to enjoy it like I did.
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
This is, again, more of the same. It was good, I enjoyed it while I read it and liked that it had some depth to it, but I won’t be rereading it, so I don’t find it necessary in my bookshelves.
You Are Here, The Geography of You and Me, and This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
I put these three books in the same category because they’re from the same author, and because they represent the same to me. When I started reading YA, I was super into Jennifer E. Smith and her novels because they’re all sweet and nice and full of fluff. Nowadays, I still enjoy a healthy dose of fluff every now and then, but from new books, not books I’ve read already.
I know I pretty much said the same thing over and over again, but when I’m getting rid of books, sometimes I feel guilty and like I need to explain myself. Do you get rid of your books every once in a while? What system do you have and what do you do with those books afterwards? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila