First Unhaul of the Decade!

Kicking off 2020 by making space on my shelves!


2019 was a crazy year for hauling books! It was the first year I really dedicated to Bookstagram and this blog so I was 100% wrapped up in the bookish world. And because of that I bought so many hyped books that eventually lost interest in.

Luckily I’m no stranger to unhauling and do it pretty frequently. But earlier this month, I realized our shelves were getting pretty crowded to I decided to start the year with a ruthless unhaul.

There are a LOT of books on this list. So I’m not going to go into any detail one what these are or why I’m getting rid of them. Most of these are books I’ve had on my shelves for years and I’m finally cutting the cord, I’ve read and no longer want to own, or I owned multiple copies of (Kingdom of Ash). I did link the Goodreads page for each of these if you’re interested in checking any of them out!

These have already been donated/sold so sadly you can’t convince me to keep them 😅


1. Red Sister & Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence (Gifted to a coworker)

2. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Gifted to a coworker)


3. Daphne by Justine Picardie

4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

6. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen

7. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

8. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

9. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

11. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


12. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

13. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

14. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

15. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


16. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas (Hardcover edition)

17. Crown of Feathers by Pau Preto

18. We Set the Dark on Fire by Kay Mejia

19. These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

20. Tarot by Marissa Kennerson

21. We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra


22. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

23. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

24. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel


25. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

26. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

27. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

28. Come Find Me by Megan Miranda

Wow… do you frequently unhaul books or do you prefer to own a copy of every book you’ve read?


5 thoughts on “First Unhaul of the Decade!

  1. Unhauling feels good for the soul lol I have a set pile for books that I know I want to get rid of that I donate once the pile gets big enough. Occasionally, I’ll go through my shelves and get rid of stuff I see myself never rereading, but a lot of the time, I’ll put a book on that pile as soon as I finish it because I disliked it that much lol

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  2. I can’t relate to book bloggers/vloggers that have SHELVES AND SHELVES of books, personally! I prefer renting from the library e-service because it’s free and I like supporting libraries. If the book is not available on my library (maybe one in ten books on my TBR), I’ll try to buy it secondhand from an independent bookstore. If it’s really popular and not available either place, then I /might/ get the hardcopy book! I have maybe 20 physical books and always donate them after I’m done to make way for more! Just a personal preference 🙂

    Rachel ||

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    • To each their own. I buy a lot of books second hand and it’s just what I choose to spend my money on. I definitely understand that not everyone is in a place to buy all the new books though. That’s why I like to frequently unhaul books to second hand shops.


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