Most people call this “These books will self-destruct in…” but I thought I’d be a little different and give my own post the title you see above. If you are unfamiliar with The Novice by Taran Matharu, Ignatius is a Salamander demon whose master is the main character Fletcher and has the ability to breathe fire (this is not a spoiler, if you’ve not read it). I don’t how unique this title is among all the similar blog posts out there, but I think it’s pretty coo hehe. While most people give a book 6-12 months before getting rid of it if they haven’t picked it up in that time, I am only giving the books on to his list 3. Why give a book I’m not excited to pick up 3-9 extra months on my shelf, right? Without further ado, let’s get into it :).
Darling Blue by Tracy Rees – I received a copy of this from the publisher in 2018 , but unfortunately due to personal reasons I was unable to read it in time for the blog tour that was taking place…and just haven’t picked it up since. If I do end up unhauling this, I will either do a giveaway for it, or give it to a friend or family member who might like it.
Wilde About the Girl by Louise Pentland – I think I got this when it came out but….had so many other books I’ve wanted to read that I just never picked it up and not sure if I will in the timeframe I’m giving these books, which is quite sad.
Summer at the Lake by Erica James – I bought this one along with a few others from a charity shop last year – or maybe early this year before everything happened – but unfortunately haven’t really felt much of a pull towards it.
The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher – I bought this along with the previous book; the premise was really intriguing to me at the time but since, I haven’t had the the urge to pick it up since so I feel like putting it on the list may be the push I need to actually pick it up.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens – this one I actually got from my mum when we were re-decorating the living room along with a few other books but I just don’t have any interest in reading it…it may be the one book that (unfortunately) Ignatius incinerates in 3 months time!
What are some of the books on your shelves, that you feel like you need to put a time limit on how much longer you keep them because you haven’t picked them up since buying them? I’d love to know :D.
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