Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

February 21: Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural disaster...you get the drift. )
1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.  These books mean so much to me and hold so many memories (like standing in line at midnight for each new book and then staying up all night to finish it), that I'd be so sad to see them go. 

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect chemistry, #1)2. The Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles.  These are signed so they would be hard for me to replace, plus if I got sick of looking at those green men I could lose myself in the Fuentes brothers and be just fine and dandy.

3. I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli.  This is actually my niece’s book that I bought for her.  I read it to her almost every night (yes I have the amazing opportunity of living with her...along with my sister and brother-in-law) and in all actuality this would be the first book I would save just so she'd have something familiar.

4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.  Not only would I need a hilarious book at this point, but it also has so great survival tips (and beauty tips...I might need them, you never know when you're going to meet Mr. Right).

5. My great-grandmother’s cookbook, and my grandmother's recipe book.  I don't know if these count, but they hold so much sentimental value and are irreplaceable.

I Can Be Anything!6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.  This is the second week in a row Nicholas Sparks has made my list and haven’t read a book by him in years.  Nicholas Sparks is the first author event I ever went to and this is one of my first signed books.  It will always hold a place in my heart.

7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  Maybe Katsa can give me some tips on how to kick these green men's butts. 

8. Any book by Melina Marchetta.  She's my favorite YA author and I would definitely feel comforted just by having her books near.

9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. To remind me that even when I don't have much left to keep on giving.  

10.  All the books on my iPad.  It's not really the books at this point because they are replaceable, but I need that lifeline of a phone/wireless device. 


  1. Great list! I would save my copy of 'The Notebook' too. I mean yeah...you could always buy new copies, but the books we have are like children. You spent the time to buy it and place it on your shelf. They are precious!

  2. I'd certainly include your mother's cookbook--anything that's sentimental and irreplaceable should be grabbed in my opinion. loved your list. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. Great list! I totally forgot to save my Kindle. Bummer!

    My Top Ten

  4. Hahahah "my ipad!" yeah I'd save my iPad too :) That thing is so precious!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  5. I need to go back and amend my list to add in a few cookbooks, too.

  6. Great list!! The Harry Potter series is definitely special. And who doesn't love the Fuentes brothers!!??

  7. So ya, I definitely have only read Graceling off your list. I need to remedy that and read some of the rest of these :)


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