Books

Blogmas Day 19: Unhaul

Unhaul.. it sounds so negative. Really, there’s no way to put it nicely, if you don’t like a book there must be a reason. I like books and I like the way they look on my shelf and that’s why I want my shelves to be filled with the books I liked. The ones I didn’t like will therefor be banned.

Not very happy and Christmassy this post, but my general mood today has been rather down so the two go perfectly together.

Here are the books I will be getting rid of:

The Wild Things – Dave Eggers

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Unhauling because: 
when I think of it now, I don’t have fond memories of reading this book. My review was rather neutral but now I just remember Jack as an annoying child. I’m sure that’s not how it actually is. I never fell in love with the story like many other people have. So goodbye, Wild Things.

Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

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Unhauling because:
I really did not like this book. I never understood why everyone loved it so much. Yes, the topic is an important one but it was poorly executed. This book could have been great but it had two horrible main-characters so where can you go from there. I don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes, if you liked this book there must be a reason why our thoughts differ. For me, it’s a no… and I won’t be sorry to see it go. (full review)

Paper Towns – John Green

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Unhauling because:
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love John Green. He’s smart and funny and The Fault in our Stars made me weep for hours. This book did not sit well with me. I hated Margo and I thought Quentin was a bit of a weak character. Nope, nope, nope I didn’t like it. (full review)

Generation Dead – Daniel Waters

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Unhauling because:
it didn’t deliver. I read this book because I found it at the second hand bookstore and had heard a lot of gush from Catriona (@littlebookowl). The premise sounded good enough but it never went from good to great. In fact it was just okay. To be perfectly honest with you, I can’t remember the names of any of the main characters and even the plot is mostly gone. (full review)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer & The Evolution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

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Unhauling because:
I borrowed the third installment The Retribution of Mara Dyer from a friend so I did finish this series. The first book is great, very fast paced and creepy. From there it all went a bit downhill I’m afraid. The chemistry between Mara and Noah was very well written but then they separate them and it became bland. Nothing stood out anymore. Once again I barely remember the plot. If anyone asked me what the books were about, I’m not sure if I could tell you. (review book 1 and book 2)

So those are the books I’m saying goodbye to. They will be going to the second hand bookstore where I get most of my second hand books. Hopefully they will be picked up by someone who will like them better than I did.

There, now we had all the negative feelings in one go.
Tomorrow will (hopefully) be a better day.

For now I wish you all a good night!

Love

Ellen

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