Blogmas Day 6: Signed Books I’ve Gotten Rid Of

Hey guys! So this post is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now. A part of me was wondering if I should get rid of these books. Another part of me didn’t want to. I know however that these are books I won’t pick up again It’s a shame because a good portion of these are personalized. I did end up meeting some of these authors. Some of these are books that I got when I was an OwlCrate subscriber. Other books I just ended up picking up the signed edition. I am sad to see some of these go but I do hope they go to a better place where they are enjoyed. So let’s dive in!

the favorite daughter1. The Favorite Daughter By Kaira Rouda

This is a book I feel very guilty about giving away. I recently met Kaira and she was super sweet. I almost didn’t want to because of that. However I did end up getting another book by her signed that I’ve read and enjoyed. So I will be keeping that one.

Shadow of the Fox2. Shadow of the Fox By Julie Kagawa

This is a book I ended up buddy reading. I have to say I did enjoy the story but it’s not something I find myself remembering much of what happened. This is one of the books I got from being an Owlcrate subscriber. I feel this could go to a better home.

wild beauty3. Wild Beauty By Anna-Marie McLemore

This is a book I’m a bit bummed to get rid of because the cover is so beautiful. I really like it a lot. However I tried reading this and just couldn’t get into it. I was so confused by all the characters. I felt it was a bit overwhelming. It’s a shame because I hear people talk about this book and the others ones a lot but this just didn’t do it for me. Maybe I’ll try another one in the future.

The Outliers4. The Outliers By Kimberly McCreight

So Kimberly is a local author I have been supporting for a while now. I’ve met her twice and always try to go to her signings whenever I can. This was a book I ended up reading before I met her. I liked it but not enough to ever continue with the second book even though I ended up buying it. I think enough time has passed where I just have accepted that I won’t read the second one. Maybe in the future but for now there are other books I want to read more.

The Reader5. The Reader By Traci Chee

So this was a book I was somewhat interested in. The plot sounded interesting but wasn’t my normal go to book. Well I ended up trying to read it and I just couldn’t get into it. It’s a shame because I did meet the author. I should have realized but I wanted to give it a shot. I wouldn’t mind checking out another one of her books in the future if it peaks my interest.

Once and For All6. Once and For All By Sarah Dessen

This is one of the books that I was really tempted to not give away. I got into Sarah Dessen when I was an adult but I felt her books really hit me. So the moment I saw she had a new book coming out and was doing a signing near me I had to go. I was so excited for this book. It sounded really interesting to me. However I just couldn’t get into it. I was so upset. I feel a part of me really wants to just hold on to this book but at the same time I know it’s not going to get picked up. I feel this would be better in someone else’s hands.

Neverworld Wake7. Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

This is another book I’m like do I really want to give this away. Sadly I am going to. I will cherish meeting Marisha. She is a sweetheart and it was one of my favorite author signings. However I just couldn’t get into this book at all. The concept sounded really interesting to me but I feel majority of the time reading it I was very confused. Thankfully I got Night Film signed so I have that to hold onto and cherish.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding8. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding By Alexandra Bracken

I think this is the only book on this list I liked. So you must be wondering why is it on this list. Well it is on this list because I just wanted to make some room on my shelf. Yes I enjoyed it but I think it’s just one of those books I’ll read once and forget about. I feel that’s happen. Maybe in the future I’ll reread and get it from the library. I do know it’s going to be one of those books I regret getting rid of. I feel the signature inside is extremely cute. That was partly why I picked up this book to begin with. Also it has a gorgeous cover. It was an easy sell.

Heart of Iron9. Heart of Iron By Ashley Poston

So this is my most recent attempted read on this list. I am doing the try a chapter leading up until Christmas. This idea was created by Becky @Uptown Oracle. So I have been doing that since the first. This was one of the books I got for Owlcrate. It’s not something I’m normally interested in but I thought I’d give it a shot. I wasn’t very interested in the first chapter. Then one of my friend’s commented that they didn’t enjoy the book so I just decided I wasn’t going to bother.

So those are the signed books I’m getting rid of. What are your thoughts on getting rid of signed books? Do you keep them even if you didn’t like the book? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

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