It’s time for my next unhaul! I’m actually really surprised at how much I enjoy these posts. Going through all my books, old and new, is not only great for finding absolute gems from my childhood I thought I’d lost. But it’s also really challenging the hoarding tendencies of my OCD in a way that rewards success- getting to buy a new book, but doesn’t put pressure on me since the only one making me do this is me. Yay for steps forward with personal mental health! Now onto the books…
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and True Confessions of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
These went from the photograph for this round-up review, straight into the pile for this unhaul. This type of humour isn’t for me, but I know it is for others. I really hope they find a good home from the charity shop and someone enjoys them.
The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton*
This was one of the first books I received for review way back when, before I researched authors pre-accepting review copies. After struggling through, I gave the prize a Google and found out about James Freys’ frankly awful treatment of writers at Full Fathom Five. I still find it hard to believe this led to a three book series, eleven companion novellas, and $2 Million of gold for the prizes. But I barely hear about this series so… Bye.
The It Girl, Notorious, Reckless, Unforgettable, Lucky and Tempted by Cecily von Ziegesar
I wasn’t in the book ‘scene’ when I was younger so I had no idea about amazing books for teens. What I wouldn’t do to go back in time and hand younger-Imogen a copy of The Hunger Games. But no. Diversity? Feminism? Pah! Despite my mothers attempts to broaden my horizons, I lived in a fictional world of white straight teenage girls being horrible to each other. This is the Jenny Humpfrey spin-off from the Gossip Girl books, and while I’m debating keeping those for nostalgia, I was never too attached to this series. Those who saw my last unhaul might be spotting a pattern.