Hello, lovelies! 🍄 These past weeks I have been organizing my office. After years of loving books, I realized that I owned more than 300 physical books for which around 70% I didn’t even want to own. So, I packed 70% inside boxes and they are now ready to be given to local public libraries.
Now, you will be asking yourself – who in their right mind give books aways, especially a book lover. My own parents asked me if I was going a bit crazy, after all these books cost me a lot of money! But they don’t bring me happiness anymore!
- Outgrew some of the genres: Many of these book were Young Adult, which is a genre I have outgrown and will not plan to read anytime soon unless is a book I truly look forward to read. I did keep some books within this genre which I plan to read hopefully soon: The Raven Cycle, Black Birds of the Gallows, Stolen Songbird, and a couple of other paperbacks.
- More than one copy: When I joined the Book Community, especially Instagram, I joined many, many book subscription boxes such as: OwlCrate, MyBookBox, Fairyloot, Illumicrate, Book of the Month, etc. Unfortunately, most of the time these monthly subscriptions boxes had the SAME book which would drive me crazy. This is how I ended up with Plain Jane x2, Thuthwitch x3, and many others (hardcover and paperback version).
- Books I didn’t care for: I also had a lot of books that after many years I hadn’t picked up. I owned popular series such as Shades of Magic by V.E Schwab, Six of Crows by Leigh Berdugo, etc. They were getting more dust than attention.
- Not enough space: As book lovers, you can all imagine 300+ books, there was no point for me to have books I just didn’t want to read. I felt like a hoarder saving books just for the sake of ‘owning’ them.
- Books I had read but didn’t want or love anymore: Books such as ACOTAR, Fangirl, romance books, comics, fantasy series, etc. I was extremely glad to say goodbye to Anna and the French Kiss (that as of today, it continues to be the worse YA I’ve read).
Lately, I haven’t been buying physical books – ebooks are my new thing. Kindle Unlimited is just wonderful and let’s not talk about Audible! There are so many free books that I can read with KU, so many wonderful new authors ~