Hello readers! This week”s Top Ten Tuesday topic really spoke to me, so I thought I’d poke my head out of the paperwork of buying a house and give you a list of some of the books I’m taking out of my collection and using for a neat project at work that I’ll tell you about once we’re back in school. I suppose it also helps that in our new house, we’ll be short two entire book cases; our current place has a few built into the wall that we (obviously) can’t take with us.
In no particular order:
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (series) by Michael Scott
There are six books in this series, and I loved all six of them. I have four on audiobook, so I figure these are a good candidate for rehoming. The thing that I loved about the series is that Scott took several different myth systems and combined them together in this epic who’s-trying-to-unmake-the-world kind of adventure.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (series) by Laini Taylor
This is another crazy adventure fantasy that I have in audiobook format. I figure, if I have the audiobook, I don’t necessarily need to keep the physical copy. Every time I’ve revisited this world, it’s been in audiobook form, so I think rehoming them is a safe bet.
The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende
If you know, you know.
Several novels in verse by Ellen Hopkins
In thinking about the project I have coming up, I know a fair few teenagers who would be interested in Hopkins’s work. Some of them find the text easier to navigate. And they find the stories compelling. I’m happy to pass those along to teens who will love them.
Croak (series) by Gina Damico
I love this series. I can’t even tell you how much. Every time I listen to it I feel the need to do a Dead Like Me rewatch. This is another series I have on audiobook, so I’m not sad to part with the physical copies.
My collection of Gayle Forman books
These are also fantastic, but I feel like I’m not in the same place as a reader and as a teacher as I was when I bought those. I’m 100% certain that there’s a reader out there who will be more than happy to take these off my hands.
I’ll stop there, just because if you add up all the individual books in the series, I’m technically well over 10. What are you unhauling this spring? Or what was your take on this week’s prompt? Leave it in the comments and I’ll come visit you.
Happy reading and don’t forget to be awesome.