Books I’m Removing From My Physical Shelves

Organising my physical shelves is long overdue. I’ve accumulated physical books for over five years without removing any I’ve read or will never read. 

I’m the type of person who hates letting go of things, but I’ve been trying to get out of that mindset lately and I’m doing quite well with it. Basically, once I started choosing books to get rid of, it became easier to remove more and more. I’ve got quite the list of books I’m removing so this has the potential to be a pretty long series. 

Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell

I read Spellsinger back in 2018 and I found it to be a very strange book. I can’t remember much but I do remember being quite confused and not really knowing what was going on. It was pretty decent (I think) but I didn’t enjoy it enough to want to keep it.

Synopsis: There are three things that earn you a man’s name among the Jan’Tep. The first is to demonstrate the strength to defend your family. The second is to prove you can perform the high magic that defines our people. The third is simply to reach the age of sixteen. I was a few weeks shy of my birthday when I learned that I wouldn’t be doing any of those things.

Magic is a con game.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope…

Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley

This was a super fun and quick read that I really enjoyed, but I have no desire to read it again. I think the reason why I own this book is because it was part of a Zoella book club (how funny) and I got brought the set when I first moved to Brighton as I didn’t have any books. It was pretty good, but it needs to go because I have no space for newer, more exciting reads. 

The story was really fun though and actually written by a historian I think (don’t quote me on that). If you are looking for a fast read that is highly entertaining then I’d definitely recommend Eliza Rose.

Synopsis: Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich.

But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she’s drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry the Eighth . . .

Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival?

And can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men?

When We Collided by Emery Lord

I read this book in 2018 and while I did really enjoy it, I have no intention to ever read it again. If that urge ever did come around, I think I’d just buy the ebook. Teen me is shocked by that announcement. I used to be very anti ebook as I love the feeling of a physical book, however, the majority of the books I read these days are ebooks – we’ll call that character development. 

I think I read this entire book in one sitting because it just completely consumed me. It is a very good book and it has decent mental illness representation from what I can remember. Emery Lord is probably one of my favourite contemporary writers. 

Synopsis: We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.

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