April Book Unhaul

Hey Bookwyrms! Last year and over the past few months the topic of consumerism in the book community has floated around the webiverse.

When I started my blog, I constantly found myself on BookOutlet.com or Amazon, especially after watching recommendation videos and monthly hauls on Booktube. Before I knew it, I had boxes and boxes of books that I knew I wouldn’t, at least not immediately, get to. And then I moved, purchased new bookcases and found myself slipping into the same pattern. And so for the remainder of the year, I’ve decided that I’m going to start unhauling books that I either don’t like or honestly never plan on reading. 

Point of Action: I’ll either sell to my local Half Price Books, donate to my public library or host flash giveaways on my instagram and possibly twitter. 

In April, I Unhauled Three Books. 

Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Summary – Good Reads

A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget. (read the rest here)

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reason: There were things said in the story that I just couldn’t ignore. I enjoyed the writing style and for the most part the character development of the main female lead. However, I think there is a line between creating problematic or unlikeable characters and having them say things that are offensive and unnecessary to the story. I gave it an average rating but I will not recommend it to anyone and I didn’t want it on my shelves any longer.

And I Darken 

Summary – Good Reads 

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. (read the rest here)

Rating: Temporary DNF (Did Not Finish)

Reason: I couldn’t get into the story in the beginning. However, I love the premise because I’m a fan of Vlad the Impaler/Dracula themed books. So I plan to listen to the rest of the story on audiobook. 

The Assistants 

Summary: Good Reads

A wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. (read the rest here)

Rating: DNF

Reason: Another book I just couldn’t get into. I loved the premise but after the first 20 pages, I knew I just wouldn’t finish it. 

And there you have it! This is my unhaul for the month. Did you like any of these books? Did you DNF any of these books as well? Let me know in the comments below.