I last did an unhaul in September, which you can see here, but I’ve culled my shelves some more. I did already get rid of some books between the last unhaul and this one, but I’ve given them to friends and can’t remember them at all. Oops! Anyway, here are some books that are leaving my shelves.
The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Curse #1) by Marie Rutkoski
I read The Winner’s Curse in 2015, when this series was so popular in the bookish community. I’ve had the sequel pretty much ever since, and still haven’t read it. That tells me I have lost interest in the series, so I’m getting rid of it.
The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Curse #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Like I mentioned above, I have officially given up on continuing this series. While I have several series on my shelves that I started years ago and haven’t finished, this one simply didn’t excite me. When I hold it in my hands, I’m not excited to read it or get back in to the story.
The Gift (Book of the Pellinor #1) by Alison Croggon
I bought this during a sale in my favorite bookstore in Brussels (Sterling Books), and I still haven’t read it. Once again, when I look at it, I’m just not excited to read it.
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
Another book I got during a sale! Can you see a theme here? This was 100% a cover buy because I couldn’t even tell you what this is about even after it being on my shelves for 3 years.
The Fallen Angel (Nic Costa #9) by David Hewson
I used to love this series as a teenager. It’s about a cop in Rome, who solves multiple murders and mysteries. While I would still pick up the books, I would start at the beginning of the series again. Besides, I can probably find these in Dutch at my local library.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I’ve finally given in. I’m never going to read this book. It’s been sitting on my shelf, unread, for 4 years now! I’ve already seen the movie… Besides, while the author is from Jackson (where the story plays out), she is white. I’d rather read a story on racism, the treatment of black women (and men), and slavery from a black author.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I’m just never going to read this. I’ve already seen the movie (with Reese Witherspoon), and I don’t have any interest in reading the book too. Sorry.
His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik
No worries on this one! I accidentally bought 2 copies a few years ago, and I still haven’t gotten rid of the second one. So I’m doing that now. I will still have an unread copy of this on my shelves!
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne
Another book I’ve actually already read. When I first read this series, I really enjoyed it. It’s about a 21-century-old Druid in modern day, trying to survive when gods are trying to kill him. However, there was a certain scene in the second book that weirded me out, and I’ve heard that the amount of sexism increases in the next books too. So I don’t want to read it anymore.
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne
Like I said, at first I really enjoyed this book. It’s fast-paced and funny. However, there’s a scene in here that really put me off. If you’ve read it, message me on Twitter!
Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles #3) by Kevin Hearne
This is the only one of the three I haven’t read. Like I said, I’m giving up on the series because the dynamic between men and women doesn’t seem all that great.
11 books that are leaving my shelves! Not bad, right?
Have you read any of these books? What do you think of unhauls? I happen to love doing them, and reading about other people’s unhauls!