Book Unhaul

I live in a small apartment. Shelf space is at a premium, and I don’t like having double rows of books on my shelves or really any clutter at all. I do like to buy new books, though, so at some point I have to go through the old books and make room for new ones. The question is which books end up going away?

On my first run through the shelves, I think I’ve gathered up enough old titles to make room for the new ones, so I will be taking these to the used bookstore in exchange for some store credit.

So why am I getting rid of these books?

  • And I Darken by Kiersten White- I liked the first two books well enough, but I wasn’t completely besotted with the series. I DNF’ed the third book and have no plans to ever come back to this series.
  • The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett– While I liked this book and its accurate portrayal of western Nebraska and the people who live there, I don’t plan to go back and re-read this book.
  • The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin– This was a charming book about a man running a bookstore and the family he finds there, but it’s another one that I don’t picture myself reading again.
  • Arresting God in Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay– I bought this book for my Read the World challenge, but I did not enjoy it. It is definitely not one I would read again, so there’s no sense in keeping it around.
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders– While I thought this book was pretty amazing, it’s another one that I don’t plan to read again.
  • Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway– I found this one on the clearance shelf at Barnes and Noble, and while I thought it looked interesting at the time, when I looked at the summary again the other day, I realized I wasn’t as interested in it anymore. It’s been on my shelf, unread, for at least a year so I think I can safely get rid of it without missing it.


I think I’ve created enough space on my shelves for the new arrivals, so I doubt I will be getting rid of any other books at this point in time, but I’m sure I’ll have to revisit the idea of unhauling books before the end of the year.

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