Today I’m doing something controversial, a unhaul. I have unhauled books a few times over the years, but this is the first time I’m talking about it on my blog. I don’t know why, but I love to watch or read unhauls myself. There are a few controversial books in here, so without further ado, let’s get started!
Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
I highly enjoyed the Divergent series back when I read it a few years ago. I read it multiple times and I even enjoyed the last book (unpopular opinion #1). I was never the biggest fan of Four though. I liked this as an addition to the series, but it has never been my favourite. Now that I’ve grown out of the series, I have no problem at all with getting rid of this book. I am keeping the main trilogy though.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Here comes the first controversial book, Dumplin’. This book is well-loved by so many people, but sadly I’m not one of them. I found it massively disappointing. I had wanted an empowering read about a beauty pageant, but instead I got no empowerment, an annoying main character and only 50 pages of a very rushed beauty pageant. A disappointment to say the least. I’m really sad about it as I wanted to love it. I go more in-depth about it in my review if you want to check it out. I’m never going to re-read this, so I’m glad it is going of my shelf.
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
I don’t think this book was bad. It was just very ‘meh’ to me. I didn’t love it or enjoy it all that much. I don’t think I will re-read it. This was another disappointment I’m sad about. On top of that I’ve also seen transgender people review this negatively, highlighting some issues within the book. I think there are better books out there dealing with transgender teens. I’m not sad to see this leaving my shelves and making space for better books.
Ink by Alice Broadway
The next book is a sneak peek into this month’s wrap up. I finished this on the first of November and I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted too. The cover and the interesting blurb had me intrigued. Yet the story was very generic and I didn’t bond with any of the characters. The main problem honestly was that it was way to predictable. I saw everything coming from a mile away. It was a quick read though and I think if you’re less familiar with the typical YA tropes, you’d probably enjoy this a lot more than I did. So I’m passing it on hoping the next person will love it.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
This book was very popular a few years ago, but it has lost its hype by now. I think the first book was definitely enjoyable. My main problem with it though, was the ending. I didn’t like it at all and that is the main reason I never continued on with the series. I have been watching the films though. I’m pretty sure I will never re-read this, so it can go as far as I’m concerned. Someone else will enjoy this more than I did.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Now last talk about the most controversial one on this list. I have read this already, and to be honest, it was very ‘meh’ for me. It didn’t do a lot for me and I’m sure I’ll never re-read it. The main thing I liked about this book are the family dynamics and how quick it read. That’s mostly it though. I didn’t like both of the love interests, There weren’t any good friendships. There was tons of girl hate. I’m happy to let this one go. The second book was better though, but I never owned that one.
I’m also getting rid of:
- Lange Dagen by Pia De Jong
- Will We Ever Speak Dolphin by New Scientist
- De Ponygekke prinses by Diana Kimpton (?)
- Vraag Het Aan Mark by Herman Verbruggen
- A Nemo drawing guide
- An informational book about elephants
Either because I’m never going to read them or because they’re old books I’m never going to re-read.
And those are all the books I’m unhauling this time! I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think down below! Do you agree? Do you have another opinion? I’m interested to hear! Thanks for reading. See you next time!