Being cooped up indoors for much of this year has made me re-evaluate some things: specifically my book collection. Maybe it’s a bizarro cabin fever, but I’ve been looking for things to unhaul and so decided to prune my books. Let’s jump into what I’ve decided to get rid of:
City of Ghosts– a bit disappointing for me personally, but a Middle Grade that younger children might enjoy.
Grace and Fury– I was so disappointed with the sequel, I just didn’t want the first one in my collection (no matter how pretty it looks).
Kingdom of Ash– this one’s a bit of a *shocker*, especially cos it’s signed, but I was left underwhelmed by the ending and won’t be rereading the series.
A random assortment of books:
Milkweed– I remember it being fine… but not much else. Besides, it’s a holocaust book, so I won’t read it again.
Danny Abse poetry– not really for me.
The Promise– I liked this, but I won’t reread it.
Sociopath Next Door– another one I actually liked (you can check out my review here) but I don’t need a copy and won’t pick it up in the future.
Old childhood books:
Cherub– I haven’t even put this in the right order, cos I couldn’t remember it and don’t care enough to check. I never owned the first two as well- which would make rereading a problem (not that I plan to). Some of these aren’t so memorable and the ones that are I remember well enough to know I enjoyed them at the time. Now it’s time to let go.
Snakehead– I didn’t ever finish the Alex Rider series and wasn’t a fan of the later ones- so it’s kind of a no brainer.
Apocalypse– this is a shame cos I like Bowler’s other books, but really didn’t like this (and this is the one I had signed which is the only reason I held onto it for this long)
Series of Unfortunate Events– I was never a superfan, didn’t get through the series and outgrew this a long time ago.
Blood Bones and Body Bits– ditto. Not much to say about it.
Deenie– ah I liked Judy Blume back in the day… but also this one makes me feel lowkey queasy.
And ones I’m unsure about:
Nemesis series– this is the one I’m on the fence about. Like the Cherub series, it’s incomplete. But unlike the Cherub series, I really loved it. That said, I’m not going to read it again- so not sure I should hold onto it…
Which is why I’ve decided to put this one to the vote? What do you think I should do with the series? And what do you think of my unhaul? Let me know in the comments!