Book Unhaul for 2023
Today I’m sharing a book unhaul for 2023. This is always a good time of year to review the TBR and get rid of the books you know you’re not going to read in the future. So, without further ado, here are the books I’m unhauling in 2023.
Book Unhaul for 2023
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
I’ve had this book on my TBR since university, and I graduated eight years ago. If I haven’t got to it yet, it’s unlikely I’m ever going to. The story follows three friends as they navigate the time in their lives when everyone else seems to be getting married and settling down. Story of my life, I don’t need a book about it.
Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee
This was a £2 hardback I convinced myself at YALC would be a good purchase. And then I read that the story involved incest – between step-siblings, but still – and I realised that was a waste of money.
A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire
I got this book when I left HarperCollins 18 months ago and I’ve never once picked it up. It’s a retelling of Hans Christan Andersen’s The Wild Swans, but I’m not inclined to read it. So, off to the charity shop it goes.
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
I’ve read this book and I can’t say I enjoyed it. I found Dolly’s stories about snorting cocaine on the doorstep of her two-bed London flat whilst ‘broke’ to be incredibly privileged and irritating. Not one I’ll be re-reading in future.
Yours From the Tower by Sally Nicholls
This was a proof copy I recently received but after re-reading the blurb I didn’t feel like I’d ever pick it up. The story follows three friends in Victorian London who write letters to each other about their respective romances whilst undertaking different careers and lives. I’m sure another reader will love it.
The Secrets of Blythswood Square by Sara Sheridan
And finally, another proof I recently received I don’t think I’ll get around to reading. This is a gothic novel set in Glasgow, following two women from two different ends of the class spectrum. One has to battle bankruptcy with reputational ruin, whilst the other is a female photographer with secrets drawn into the orbit of the former. Sounds great, but not one I’ll be reading anytime soon.
I recycle all my books, by either giving them to friends and colleagues at work, selling them or offering them to the local charity shop.
What books will you unhaul in 2023? If any! Let me know in the comments below.