I am cleaning out my bookshelves. I packed up the books I’ve read and want to keep until I get a new place. I need the room, bad. Now I have more than half a bookshelf of books I’ve never read (or read a few chapters and gave up early) and never plan to. These are the books mailed to me unsolicited. Some I really appreciated. Who doesn’t love a free book when it’s an author you know or a genre you like? But many of them are books I’m just not interested in. Some are from well known authors, some aren’t.
Soooooo, what the hell do I do with these books I don’t want to read? I feel bad. I wish I could read every ARC sent to me, but at one point I was getting 2-3 a week and I wasn’t enjoying them because they weren’t reads I would have bought myself.
I could run giveaways but the shipping costs would add up and it would take forever to get rid of all these books (I will keep a few for giveaways). I can donate them to the library, though we have a really crappy library no one really goes to. I could sell them, but how? Can you sell ARCs or is that wrong? I don’t know!!!
Have you run into this problem? What do you do with books you no longer want? I need ideas, people!
Side note: I legit wrote this whole post with a cat under each arm, wanting attention.