Monday, 26 February 2018

Book Unhaul #3

I'm back with another unhaul! Mainly because I've bought a book and to stick with my 2018 book goals I need to unhaul ten real fast. And I need to get back on the bandwagon of clearing off my shelves, I have so many books that I have no interest in anymore. Ideally, I'll be excited about everything I have on my TBR, and love everything on my read shelf.

Pile of Books: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Rober Louis Stevenson, Raven's Gate and Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz, The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness and The Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenDracula by Bram StokerFrankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Rober Louis Stevenson
I actually read all of these last year! But one of the things I'm discovering as I go on this journey of unhauling is that I own a lot of multiple copies of classics where I have a fancy copy that I've bought as an adult but I still have the old copies from when I was a teen. I'm not into having multiples of the same book, so these are going.

Raven's Gate and Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz
I wasn't sure I was going to keep these when I originally organized my TBR books after the big redecorate but I did thinking that I might get around to them.  I didn't, but last summer I did read several other books by Anthony Horowitz and found them lacking. Maybe these would be better but I have no motivation to find out.

The Knife of Never Letting GoThe Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
I know a lot of people who love this trilogy so I picked it up and gave it a go in July of 2016. And I didn't get past 200 pages. It just wasn't for me! Maybe because it's middle grade, maybe it's just one of those things, but I'm okay with never reading these. The only thing that makes me sad is how gorgeous these copies are.

The Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes*
I didn't write a Books I 'Paused' in 2016 post because I, luckily, didn't have that many. But if there was one, this would've been top of the list as probably the most hated book I've ever read. I don't like saying that, I think every book and writer has merits. But I feel that if someone is writing in 2016 and there's outright misogyny and one minor female character for the six or seven main male characters- something has gone terribly wrong.

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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