Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Plan to Get Rid Of

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a Spring Cleaning Freebie. Recently I’ve decided to limit myself on the amount of physical books I buy. I’m already running out of shelf space and I have several bookshelves. That being said, I don’t want to keep books just for the sake of keeping them or buying them just because they’re fifty cents a book sale. I’d rather use my library more and whittle down my collection. I’m sure I’ll still keep tons and tons of books, but I’m trying to not hold on to as many if I don’t think I’ll read them again. So here are ten books (or series) I own that I’ve gotten rid of recently or plan to in the near future.

Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness: I bought all of these on a whim when I decided to reread the first one and finally finish the series. Well, I never actually read them because I decided to listen to the audiobooks. And after that, I’m no longer interested in keeping the physical copies.

The Valiant / The Defiant by Lesley Livingston: I thoroughly enjoyed reading these but I don’t think I’ll reread them enough to warrant keeping them. If I decide to revisit them, I’ll just get them from the library. I actually already got rid of The Defiant to give to someone else!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn and Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar: I got both of these in Owlcrate boxes, but after I read them, I decided I didn’t need to keep them. Instead, since they’re new-ish books, I donated them to the library I work at to be used as prizes for the teens.

Incarceron / Sapphique by Catherine Fisher: I remember searching high and low for copies of these after I read them a few years back. But I haven’t read them since and my memory of why I wanted to own them so much as faded, so I’m going to clear them off my shelves.

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas: I started this one, read about six pages, and decided I wasn’t interested in it or the rest of the series. Bye, bye!

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter: These are two of my owned TBR books I managed to read last year, but I don’t see any reason to keep them. They didn’t end up being a favorite and I won’t reread them.

TBR books as I read and decide: I have a lot of owned books I haven’t read. My goal for this year is to read at least half of them (about 40-45 books). As I read through them, I’ll decide if I want to keep them or if I’ll donate them back to the library book sale I most likely bought them from in the first place! XD

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: I won this a long time ago in a book giveaway without realizing it was gigantic. Now, I can’t decide if I should keep it and give it a shot or if I should part ways with it. It’s so long that if I ever decide I *do* want to read it, I would want to own a copy. But it also takes up a lot of shelf space for something I’m super undecided about reading.

What books do you need to purge from your bookshelves? Any of these I should give a second chance? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Plan to Get Rid Of

    • It’s such an unexpected epic series! I highly recommend it if you like lots of action/fighting, kick-butt female characters, and historical details paired with mythology! 🙂


  1. I completely agree, I often end up with a bunch of books that I liked reading, but don’t plan to read again, and those are the ones that I don’t need to keep. Even some books that I loved and yet know I won’t be reading again.

    If it were me, with the Sanderson book, I would look into an ebook version. For my own bookshelves, with a particularly long book I’m less likely to read a physical copy anyway, so I’ll go for the digital version since that has the bonus of not cluttering up my shelves.

    My TTT this week

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    • I don’t have enough space for all the books I enjoyed. I really only have space for favorites I’ll read again and “pretty copies” (not a ton because I also don’t want to buy books just because they look pretty, but I have a few classics with pretty covers).

      And the ebook idea is a good solution! I just don’t know if I want to purchase a book I’m unsure I’ll read since I didn’t buy the physical copy I have XD I might try to read some of his shorter books and see if I even like his style and stories before I attempt this one.


  2. I got the Chaos Walking books on a whim when I first heard about them but I still haven’t got around to reading them yet 🙈 Same goes for The Way of Kings! That book is very intimidating but I do want to read more Sanderson so I think I’m gonna tackle it at some point this year (maybe).

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