Books I’m Unhauling – Eden

It’s been a bit since I went through my books and decided which books had to go. It’s hard, but sometimes, we have to face reality.

I went through my bookshelves and very hesitantly pulled some books that have been there or at least two years or longer that I’d never made a priority to read. I realized as I was going through my shelves that several of the books that I pulled out were books that I’d gotten on sale at various used book stores and likely rationalized the purchase.

Let’s begin this un-hauling.

First up, is The Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor. I originally thought I’d be super into these books because it’s based on Alice in Wonderland and I’m a big fan of that story. Plus, when I found them I was in a used book store and they were both about $4 each.

I never actually got around to reading it, not because I wasn’t interested, but because I just continued to prioritize other books over it.

Honestly, I’m not all that upset to unhaul these books. It had begun to feel like they were mocking me every time I looked at my bookshelves.

Next is Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani. This is another second hand book I picked up because it was cheap and sounded like a nice quick read.

I haven’t gotten around to reading it simply because I haven’t really cared too. While the story sounds ok, I just think there are better contemporaries out there.


The last book I pulled to unhaul actually still kind of stings. I pulled The Dark Days Club  by Alison Goodman because I honestly just don’t think I’ll ever get around to reading it.

Unlike the last three, this was a book I’d researched and thought I’d really like. I intentionally bought it on Amazon and was really excited to read it. I mean, it’s about secret societies in Victorian London.

However, I just never had time, and honestly I don’t think I’ll ever have time for it.


What are some books that you think you’d unhaul?


14 thoughts on “Books I’m Unhauling – Eden

  1. I have a few of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee books that I probably won’t get around to reading. Not because I don’t want to, but because I bought the books at a used book store and they are old and worn out. For some reason, I just don’t like reading dingy yellow-page books. I’d rather read a new copy than a musty old one.

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  2. It’s so much easier for me to get rid of books if I can do it gradually. I have way too many books sitting at home unread, so I put all the titles in a jar and pick my next book at random for the most part. If I pull a title out of the jar and groan internally, it’s time to let it go. lol.

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  3. There are some books on my shelves that I know already that I’m going to unhaul, but at the moment I had so much room when I upgraded to a new bookshelf, some of the shelves looked empty so I took the books in my unhaul pile and used them as filler. At some point in the future I will go through and unhaul them when I need to start making room for new books.

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  4. I finally un-hauled a big box of books earlier this year that had been ready to go for years and years. I think it’s good to get rid some every now and then, especially if you begin lacking in space or they feel like they’re “mocking you”! I have one that’s like that, it’s non-fiction, and I’m just holding onto it because I think I might “need” it later.

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