In the bookish community, we see a lot of book hauls, where bloggers and vloggers share their recent book purchases and mail. And while I find these posts and videos fun to read/watch (and so so dangerous for my TBR pile!), I’ve been finding book unhauls to be just as interesting.
A book unhaul is the exact opposite of a book haul: instead of adding books to their shelves, these book lovers are discarding books. I enjoy these types of posts because the bloggers usually give insightful information about why they’re getting rid of the books in their unhaul. Just as book hauls help me figure out whether I should read a book, unhauls give me a chance to pass on others. (Of course, I do listen to the blogger’s reasoning before I make my decision.)
As someone who accumulates books at a freakish pace, I sometimes wonder if I should give away some of the books I know I won’t re-read. There are some books that I’ll definitely save for sentimental value, but I feel like there are others that I could bear to part with.
Have you ever done an unhaul? How did you find the process? Do you enjoy reading/watching unhauls? Are you the type of reader that keeps every single book you read or do you part with them easily?