Book Unhaul

Following the impulsive yet almighty purge of my bedroom, I shared with you my updated cruelty-free makeup collection and explained a little bit about items I've kept and gotten rid of, and I figured it was about time I did the same with my book collection. I donated a lot of books to charity shops - an entire black bag full, in fact - and my bookshelves look and feel a whole lot better because of it. I even have some gaps to fill now! Some of the books I donated are shown in the photo above but a lot of them aren't because I didn't have the idea to photograph them before I bundled them into the car.

1. The Mindfulness Journal by Connie Sweet. I mentioned in my self-care book collection that I wasn't a huge fan of this book as it contained a lot of guided mindfulness exercises and I personally prefer to make them up on my own. I decided to donate this because I never ever used it and I felt someone else could benefit from it a lot more than me!
2. Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I put this book onto my Christmas wishlist back when I was going through my 'John Green' phase and yet I never had the inclination to read it once I had it. I feel like my reading taste has matured a lot this year and John Green's books just don't interest me as much anymore.
3. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. A pretty popular book yet one I didn't read for personal reasons. I felt like it would trigger me way too much as it deals with suicide and it just wasn't worth risking my mental health over.
4. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.reviewed this book last September and mentioned how it felt a little too young and sweet for me yet it still sat looking pretty on my bookshelf until my declutter. I knew I wasn't going to ever re-read it and my sister isn't into romances so it went into the charity bag.
5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I read this book a few years ago and honestly it's one of the worst books I've ever read. I almost disliked it as much as I disliked The Maze Runner, and that's saying something. I really didn't like the writing style or main characters and I honestly don't know why I held onto it for so long.
6. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I read this book a few times as a teenager and liked it but I haven't picked it up in years so figured it was about time I gave it to someone else who would enjoy it more.
7. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I do actually want to read this book but the copy that I had was bound in a really strange way and I found it so awkward to read, so I donated it back to the charity shop in order to repurchase it in a nicer edition.
8. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. This book series is up in my Top 3 Book Series Of All Time but my mum bought me the new and beautiful editions for Christmas and I didn't need two sets so I donated this one.
Have you unhauled any books recently? Would you have kept any of these?
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  1. The only book here that I have read is my sisters keeper, I read it as a teenager also quite a few years ago! I really want to read All The Bright Places, but I can totally understand why you gave it a miss <3

  2. Oooh I would definitely have kept ATBP and My Sister's Keeper. I'm so ruthless when it comes to keeping books though. Unless it's a super pretty edition, something I know I'm going to read again, or part of a collection/series, then I either charity shop it or pass it on to family/friends. Freeing up more space for new books! ;) x x


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