Its the beginning of winter break, and my biggest goal for these next few weeks is to get everything cleaned out, organized and get rid of anything I don't need anymore. My plan is to go through my makeup, my skincare and hair products, my closet, and my bookshelf. Which means I have a lot of work ahead of me.
I decided the best place to start would be my bookshelf, and pick out books I, either don't want, won't be reading again, or just aren't interested in anymore. I didn't come up with too many books, but I did pull out 13 to sell to Half Price Books.
The Pledge Trilogy
The Pledge, by Kimberly Derting.
The Essence, by Kimberly Derting.
The Offering, by Kimberly Derting.
As some of you may know, Kimberly Derting is one of my favorite authors. Everything I've read from her I love. Including The Pledge trilogy as well as The Body Finder series; they're both amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone. You're probably confused as to why I would be getting rid of these then. Well, I enjoyed them, but they aren't my favorite books. With only one bookshelf now, I've decided I'm not going to keep any books that aren't my absolute favorite or books I know I will never read again (which is practically the same thing).
I just don't think I plan on reading them again, even though I enjoyed them. I don't want to waste space on my bookshelf to store something I know I will never pick up. That's why they're going, hopefully to someone who will love them!
The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater.
Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater.
Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater.
Again, this was my favorite trilogy when I first started Turning Pages. I was into the whole "wolf" thing, and was craving stories similar to Twilight. It's been five years since then, and it just isn't what I'm into anymore. I haven't picked up these books since the first two or three times I read this trilogy, which was well over three years ago.
They've GOT to go!
Forgotten, by Cat Patrick.
Revived, by Cat Patrick.
One of these books was sent to me for review, I don't remember exactly which one, but one of them was. I enjoyed them, and I thought it was weird and mind boggling. I decided to pick up the second book, just because I really enjoyed the first one! But I haven't read them since, and honestly couldn't even tell you, right now off of the top of my head, what these books are about.
It's time for them to go as well..
The Good Neighbor, by Amy Sure Nathan.
52 Reasons to Hate My Father, by Jessica Brody.
Wild Cards, by Simone Elkeles.
Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain.
Bliss, by Shay Mitchell.
All of these books except for 52 Reasons To Hate My Father, were sent to me for review. I don't usually re-read review books, unless they become one of my favorite books, so they're usually books I like to pass along. I don't think it's right for me to keep them; they were sent to me to be reviewed and shared. If I kept them, I would feel like I'm preventing them from pursuing their purpose. Review books I feel should be shared.
52 Reasons To Hate My Father was a book I thought would fun and easy to read, so I picked it up for only a dollar. But as time went on, more and more books need reviewing, and there are a lot of other books I want to read, before I pick up this one. So I decided that this one also needs to go, so it'll be enjoyed by someone else. Not just sit on my shelf and collect dust.
So those are the 13 books I'm getting rid of. Probably even as soon as I have this post finished and live. I really like these "book unhauls"; I think they're really fun, and I'm interested in seeing why people get rid of which books. If you've recently unhauled books leave your link down below in the comments! I would love to see what you're getting rid of!