January 2016 Book Unhauling

BookUnhauling

Good  Friday morning everyone. Its that time of the month where I show what books I am unhauling this month. I had so much success last year unhauling books that I thought I would continue this again for 2016.

I decided way back in  January (2015) that I wanted to document how many books I was giving away each month to see if I was making any kind of dent in my book collection.

I know last year I probably brought in more then I was actually giving away so this year I am trying to be cautious with my book buying and I am giving myself a budget each time I go shopping in hopes that it will curb my spending.

So each month I will be posting about what books I am unhauling and then another monthly post will be what books I physically bought in the month.

Are you a constant book buyer? Can you resist buying books on a weekly bases? Please tell me I am not alone in this?

At the end of December 2015 I unhauled a total of 211 books for the year.

To start January off here is what I am unhauling:

  1. And Again by Jessica Chirella
  2. The Readers of Broken Wheel recommend by Katarina Bivald
  3. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  4. First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
  5. A Christmas Hope by Anne Perry
  6. An Amish Noel by Patricia Davids
  7. An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson
  8. By The Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer
  9. Sage and the Journey to Wishworld (Star Darlings series book 1) by Shana Muldoon Zappa & Ahmet Zappa (review in Feb)
  10. Libby and the Class Election (Star Darlings series book 2) by Shana Muldoon Zappa & Ahmet Zappa (review in Feb)
  11. Leona’s Unlucky Mission (Star Darlings book 3)
  12. Vega and the Fashion Disaster (Star Darlings book 4)
  13. Scarlet Discovers True Strength (Star Darlings book 5)
  14. Cassie Comes Through (Star Darlings book 6)

Unless otherwise noted these are books I have read and I am passing them along to another book loving home.

So to start January 2016 off I am releasing  14 books this month.

Total for 2016 is 14
Total for 2015 is 211

Comments

  1. I love the idea of Unhauling books! I used to feel the urge to keep EVERY book I bought or got, but I don’t anymore. I have more unread books than I do read on my shelves, and I’m trying to keep the ones I keep forever limited to the books I really want to keep because I want to re-read them or because I want them on hand to loan out. It’s a different approach for me, and I love that I really think about the process of what I keep and what I purge.

    I think 14 is a very good number for this year already! You go, Cindy!

    • Kate that is one thing I never had a problem with was keeping my books. Yes I have books that I have kept for various reasons but everything else I am okay with donating. I know I will never reread any of them so why keep them. They are only taking up shelf space I can use for new books LOL

  2. This idea is wonderful. I might have to start doing this as well. I seem to buy more than I can handle. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Grace its only been a month and I was shocked that I bought so much but I admit that is usually one shopping haul so it was nice that I cut it down and I think keeping track of what I buy and how much I read in the month will help me out a great deal.

  3. I love Tricia Goyer books! My favorite clean author.
    Happy February!

  4. I don’t buy much, I rely heavily on NG & EW for my books, then there’s the library. I also giveaway books. How are you giving yours? Do you run a sweepstakes or trade them? I want to try trading at some point, I have to organize my shit though and I’m feeling lazy atm lol

    • I know in the past I am sure I bought more then what I was giving away and I think last year it really hit me when I was unhauling alot of books and realized that I am sure I spent alot of money on books I didn’t want to read so hopefully this year will be better. I don’t ship the books because its so expensive to mail things from Canada and even within Canada is expensive so I donate my books either to friends, the library or the school.

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