Since I don’t really DNF books and if I do I don’t record it today I’m going to list books that looking back I wish I’d DNFed:
All the Bright Places – This is a book that is massively popular but I’m being honest I’m just not a massive fan. I’m not sure I can even put finger on why but to me it felt quite cliché and like other books I’ve read.
Pandemonium – This series just had a load of really random and very frustrating endings so I stopped after this book but I wish I hadn’t bothered with this one either the ending was so annoying!
If I Stay – This is another popular YA contemporary that I just wasn’t big fan of. If I’m being honest it wasn’t that memorable so I can’t even tell you why I didn’t enjoy it but I just remember not being bothered by it the whole way through.
Fallen – I read this in that period of time where everyone was absolutely obsessed with paranormal YA, just after Twilight but this one just wasn’t great at all!
The Selection – The issue with this one was it wasn’t what I expected – I’d heard so many good things from other people and the blurb made it sound super exciting and dramatic so when it came to it I felt a little let down.
Hush, Hush – Another paranormal YA that I read in that period of time when that was the only type of book I seemed to read but it wasn’t really that great. It’s just very similar to lots of other books I’ve read.
Looking for Alaska – I’m not the biggest John Green fan but I did enjoy both The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. However I just wasn’t really a big fan of this one, who knows why?
This isn’t quite ten, I only made it to seven but here are the books I wish I’d DNFed! Which books do you wish you’d DNFed?
Now this might seem like a bit of an odd post from a book blogger and book lover, but we have to face the truth. We can’t possibly keep all the books we’ve ever owned so how do we get rid of them?
1. Gift them to family or friends – perhaps you’ve grown out of a certain book, so then why not gift it to a younger friend or relative? Or if you’ve got more than one copy of a book you enjoyed then maybe you could give it to a friend with similar reading tastes.
2. Send them to a charity shop – Charity shops are always looking for things to sell and books are always popular! Charity shops will take any book in decent condition and will be able to turn your unwanted books into money for charities. And in the UK there are loads of different choices of charity shops from Cancer Research to Save the Children and RSCPA so you can send your books off to a charity that means a lot to you.
3. Sell them – If you have particularly good book, perhaps a signed copy or good quality box set you could try selling them on somewhere like eBay – I know I’ve bought books second hand online before.
4. Send them off on book selling websites – You send off boxes of books to websites such as Zapper and Ziffit where you can sell books for somewhere between 3p to £1.50. They won’t take every book and they have a minimum of £5 or £10 worth of books before they’ll allow you to send them a box but this can be a good way to make a bit of money very easily from some of your old books before you send them rest of them off to a charity shop.
5. Swap them on #booksfortrade – Obviously you can’t sell ARCs so this is a great way to give rid of some of your old ARCs you don’t want and get some new books in return.
So those are my top five ways of getting rid of books! Have you tried any of these or do you have other ways of getting rid of old books?