These are a few books that I’m giving away to either the library or Goodwill (with the exception of one):
- Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix — While the idea of a haunted IKEA store held promise, the story did not meet my expectations. I cannot stand horror anything! But this book was anything but horrific. I found it to be corny and cliché.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein — This book was great, and I will be doing a review of it soon. I’m giving it away because I own two copies of it, and I don’t have the luxury of owning multiple copies of the same book (lack of space) so I’ll be keeping my beautiful Harper Olive Perennial edition and giving this other one away.
- This Is Not A Book by Keri Smith — I bought a box set of Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal. The set includes Wreck This Journal, Mess, The Pocket Scavenger, and This Is Not A Book. I have a pen pal who loves anything Keri Smith so I will be sending this to him because I highly doubt I will get around to working on it.
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson — This book was published in the 1960s, and it is deemed as a classic study on environmental science. Packed with extensive detail, Carson comes across as knowledgeable and persistent as she tackles the subject of harmful pesticides. I actually enjoyed this book; I just don’t see myself picking it up again in the foreseeable future because I had initially bought it for my Environmental Science class.
- Not Quite What I Was Planning (6 Word Memoirs) edited by Smith Magazine — Smith Magazine asked subscribers to submit a six-word autobiography. Although some were funny and others were sad, I found the collection to be too random for my taste.
- I’m also thinking about giving away People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Perry and The Age of MIracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I’ll be doing a review of the latter sometime this month (I hope).
Just a small shelf cleanse!