I don’t own a lot of books. I’d estimate there are about 60 or so books I moved with after finishing University and likely another dozen chapter books at my mom’s place and a dozen or so picture books there as well.
Growing up in a small house where half the people living there were book lovers, we never really bought many books. Partially budget reasons, partially because the house was too damn small to store books. It was library only reading. As a side note, I love libraries and always have and gained an appreciation for them early. Even though small town libraries are very easy to read through. I’m surprised I actually have accumulated more then a 100 books! I started buying more books once I entered university, but still mostly bought books I had read many times and knew I loved. Typically that is still my attitude on book buying, however I have bought a few over the years that I haven’t read before but thought I would like. But I didn’t and now I should get rid of it.
So without further ado, here are about a handful of books that I really should donate so someone else can love them more then me. A few I have not read.
1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2. The Game of Thrones by GRR Martin (plus the 3 that follow it)
3. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
4. Ready Player One by Ernst Cline
5. The Diviner by Melanie Rawn
6. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
I will admit that part of the reason I haven’t donated these books it they do diversify my shelves just a little bit, so if anyone was to comment that I only have YA fantasy on my shelf I could pull out one of these books to refute it. But I’m not a fan of keeping books around I won’t read again and don’t like. So they should go! If you like these books, I’m glad, but I hope you won’t hate me for not liking them enough to keep them.
Added note: since I first started drafting this post I have let someone borrow two of these books and the odds of them being returned are on the slim side. For the one book I’m ok with it, for the other I’m slightly sad, but I’m not running to the bookstore to replace it or nagging the guy to return it, so it was likely for the best.
Second added note: due to a move occurring around when this post will go up there are more books that should be on this list and at least one I am going to get rid of on this list.