The bookshelf in my bedroom houses my definite keepers. These are comprised of books by authors such as Linda Howard, Julia Quinn, Marian Keyes, Lisa Marie Rice, and Jane Austen to name a few. These books I know I’ll read again and again. And even if it’ll be a couple years until I get to them, some books I simply cannot part with.
The bookshelf next to my computer is comprised of craft books, dictionaries, tons of travel books, old copies of Better Homes and Gardens (don’t ask) and a random book on feng shui—which if you could see my office you’d know I’m not utilizing.
For some reason when I finish a book and I love it, I find it hard to part with, even if I know I won’t read it again. I know it will gather dust on my shelf, but I just can’t seem to give it away. Last year I loved the first two books in a three book series and absolutely hated the third book, but can’t part with it because it seems wrong to separate them.
Are you a book hoarder or you do freely pass on your reads? What happens if you don’t care for a book? Do you still pass it on to a friend? What authors do you find yourself going back to again and again?