Bookshelf pruning 101: Keep it? Or ditch it? Use our canny flowchart to take the stress out of spring cleaning

There comes a time in every bookworm’s life where the ‘To Be Read’ begins taking over your life. It creeps quietly through your home until there is no more space for anymore books.

Old or new, the ‘read’ pile is buried somewhere under all of the ‘I bought this with good intentions’ books. There must be an easy way of getting rid of a few…


Do not fret, little book beasts, we’ve made a flow chart for the purpose of pruning that bookshelf. (And no fire, plz).

All you gotta do is answer the questions with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and follow the arrows to each book’s fate. Keep it, or ditch it? You’ll soon know the answer. And my, it will feel good.

Keep it- Or bin it-

See? Simples! We’re glad to be of service.

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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