Book Unhaul | Blogmas 2019
As we come into Christmas I thought it would be prudent to clear some space on my bookshelves. Also, my house is becoming over-run with books so, it’s time for a Christmas Book Unhaul.
I’ve separated this Book Unhaul into three sections.
What Happens Now by Sophia Money-Coutts
I met Sophia and read her first book The Plus One which wasn’t my favourite but not a bad book. After I attended a blogger event at work I actually met Sophia and she is incredibly funny and cool in person. However, I picked up a proof copy of her book and it’s been six months and I still haven’t read it. As such, it’s time to say goodbye.
The Last Romeo by Justin Myers
I got this proof in a charity store and I picked it up because the blurb was hilarious. To be honest, I read the first 40% of this book and annotated because I found it so hilarious, but as the story follows on with the protagonist going on date after date I just got bored and ultimately stopped reading. I had the intention to follow it but over a year later I still haven’t.
The Vanishing Princess by Jenny Diski
This is a collection of stories from a writer who very sadly died of cancer. I was looking to read some short stories at the time of picking this book up at work, but I’ve just never felt inclined to read it since then.
Saltwater by Jessica Andrews
I’m giving away the proof copy of this book because I have the ebook and I’m reading less and less in paperback these days so I didn’t see the point of keeping it. I will read this book though! It’s been on my wishlist for ages.
Roaring Girls by Holly Kyte
I was lucky enough to get one of these proof copies from work and it’s one of my favourite proofs ever, as I love the cover design! However, because it’s a non-fiction collection of details about some kick-ass, underrated women of history I would prefer to listen to this book rather than read it in paperback. As such, I’ve downloaded the audio and intend on reading it soon.
Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran
This is an amazing book that I helped publish at work. But I’ve got a final copy now so I no longer need the proof copy – which I got on my first day as this was one of the first books I ever worked on at Avon.
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I listened to this book on audio last year and really enjoyed it. I’ve had it for ages and I love the cover and the name. However, I don’t intend on reading it again and it’s quite bulky and taking up space. So, it’s time to give it to someone else who will love it as much as I did.
Bloom by Estee Lalonde
I’ve known about Estee for quite a while but I’m not necessarily a fan. I found her book in a charity shop for £2 and I thought I would give it ago. But it’s not for me.
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
I read this book back when I was at university after Jen Campbell gave it a raving review and highly recommended it. It wasn’t bad but I don’t remember much about it and I’ve only really kept it because of the cover. That being said, I no longer have the space to keep books for that luxury so I’m giving it away for the sake of room.
The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest
I added this book to my Wishlist years ago, so when I found it for £1 in paperback I jumped at it. But, honestly, I have no idea what it’s about and I’m just not interested in picking it up. So bye bye.
Becoming by Laura Jane Williams
I work with the incredible Laura Jane Williams – trust me, she’s a queen! I’ve read all of her books, Becoming, Ice Cream for Breakfast and Our Stop (the latter of which I helped published). However, I’ve got the first two books in audio and I needed to clear space Becoming was the book shoved atop the others so out it goes to be loved by someone else. Also, I need to clear space for her next book: The Love Square.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I loved this book! But I read it about 8 years ago and I’m not going to read it again soon, so there’s no point keeping it. When I want to read it again I’ll spend the money on it, as it’s a book that deserves money being spent on it.
Come back tomorrow for my next Blogmas post. But for now share your latest book unhaul with me, in the comments below.