Category Archives: Unhauls

Book Jar


In keeping with my goal to read as many books that I already own as possible this year I decided to make a book jar. I thought they were really cute and a great idea when everyone was making them last year but I had never gotten around to it. My idea is to pick a book out of the jar every month so at least one of the books I own gets read every month. I’m making it sound as if I’m always buying loads of books which I’m not but there are hundreds of books out there that I don’t own and would love to read and my room can only hold so many at a time!


Saying that though I am not placing myself on a book buying ban and in fact there will be a haul or two coming up soon. The aim of this project is simply to be aware of what I own and to make sure they are all books I’m actually interested in reading as a few of them having been on my shelves untouched for a while now, I think I must be going through a weird nesting stage where I want my living space to look perfect and for everything to have a purpose. Perhaps it is an early twenties thing as I’ve noticed that a lot of people around the same age as me are doing the same thing.

I’m also hoping this will encourage me to get through more novels a month as lately I’ve been really slow and only finishing one. I’d like to up that to at least three or four. Do you have any other ideas to motivate me to read tons of books this year? If so let me know!




Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers and youtubers have been focused on having happier and healthier surroundings and it’s made me think a lot about my own possessions, particularly my books. I share a bedroom with my sister so I have quite a limited space and don’t want to clog that up with novels that I don’t love. One day I’ll have a room lined with bookcases full of books to choose from but I want those choices to be of quality so I’ve decided to narrow down my current collection.

So from now on I’m going to be posting unhauls as well as hauls (I’m not putting myself on a book buying ban or anything). My unhauls will contain mini reviews of the books I’m getting rid of and will explain why I didn’t like them and who I think may like it better. Some of the books will be ones that I actually love but have bought a prettier edition of so it won’t be all negative.

One of the other reasons I’m doing this is to get through some of the books that have been on my to-read list for years that I own but for some reason or another haven’t picked up yet. I just feel like that’s a bit silly and that I might be missing out on something wonderful that’s only a few feet away from me. Maybe a new favourite will come of this project!

If you’d like to do this too I’d love to hear about it, I’ll be using #projectunhaul on all of my social medias and feel free to link to your posts.