Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Books Worth Saving?

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is the top 10 books that I would run and save in the case of alien abduction, fire, nuclear catastrophe, whatever. And let me front this by saying that this is PURELY in fun...if alien abduction, fire, or any of the like were to happen, I would just take my babies and run...I love my books and all, but I can buy more!

But if aliens were to attack, these would be my top 10 rescued books....(and I'm not going to count photo albums or baby books, because that should go without saying...)

1. my personalized, signed copy of Abandon by Meg Cabot - I got to meet her last summer and she was so sweet and funny!

2. my personalized, signed copy of Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle - When I was a teenager, I volunteered at the local library and was chosen to help present an award to Ms. L'Engle. I then got to meet her and get my book signed. It was a lifetime highlight for me, and I've treasured that book!

3. my ARC of Fever by Lauren DeStefano - this was one of my first unsolicited ARC's for a major hit. I remember opening it and LITERALLY squealing! It is precious!

4. my childhood collection of Beverly Cleary books - my Ramona books are some of my most beloved possessions. I read them so many times as a child. I still have my original copies.

5. my childhood collection of Judy Blume books - same as my Ramona books

6. my childhood set of Little House on the Prairie books

7. my childhood set of Anne of Green Gables books

8. The Hunger Games - because it's my favoritest book ever!

9. the copy of the Bible that I received in 4th grade that had my name engraved on the front. It is so marked up in it and highlighted with all the passaged that I've memorized. It is very full of memories :)

10. my personalized, signed copy of H2o by Austin Boyd and Brannon Hollingsworth - do you see a pattern here? I really treasure my signed books!!

So, what about you? Which books would you rescue? Leave me a link!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I would be hard to leave personalized books inside a house that was burning to the ground, wouldn't it?

Here's my Top Ten Books I'd Save If My Home Was on Fire.

I'd like to invite you to sign up for my February Giveaway! Win Paris to the Past or All Kinds of Kisses or a $25 Amazon gift card!

Victoria said...

The Hunger Games!!!!!!!!!! lol. perfect :)

Sash and Em said...

The Hunger Games is on our list too!!

Our Top Ten..err - NINE!

SarahS. said...

Great choices! Thanks for checking out mine! :)
SarahS @ WondrousReadings

Lady In Read said...

thanks for the visit and the follow.. love your list. many of my childhood collections are back home in India and I bring a few back every visit.. so would remind my parents to save them for me there.. My list has a mix of childrens' and adult books as well for this week and will go up soon..Am following you now as well.

Snark and Ramble said...

I'm so jealous that you met Meg Cabot!

Jaime Morrow said...

Oh wow, there's some really great stuff on this list. A signed Madeleine L'Engle? Awesome :-)

Anne Bennett said...

You have a signed copy of a book by Madeline L'Engle? Wow. That one is definitely a treasure.

LBC said...

I wish I still had some of my childhood collections of books. I have been re-purchasing Dahl and Blume in the last few years. The L'Engle book is awesome.

Joie said...

aah! I absolutely love Lauren DeStefano's books! Great list! (new subscriber btw) :)

Kate said...

This is a lovely list! I love books that have so much personal value and carry nice memories, like meeting the author. I would be ridiculously protective of any book that reminded me of meeting Madeleine L'Engle - how fantastic! I only have one signed book in my possession, Good Omens signed by Terry Pratchett (though sadly not also Neil Gaiman) and if I had a do-over on my list I would probably include that as well.

Happy reading to you!

The Girl said...

I can't believe that you have an autographed copy of "Abandon"! I'm so jealous, and I can't wait for the sequel. :)

Following back by the way! Always happy to make a new blog friend.


Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm said...

Ooo I never thought of Abandon. I enjoyed that one. Hades and Persephone are one of my favourite stories. I can't wait for the next in the series to come out.

Love your ten and the reasons behind them :)

Cookie said...

Im jealous of all your signed books!

Space Station Mir said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! That's amazing that you have a book signed by Madelene L'Engle and got to meet her. She was my favorite author as a kid and it was my lifelong dream to meet her, which unfortunately I never did. I do have a taped interview with her though, she seems like the sweetest lady.

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

You should treasure your signed books! I forgot to include my bible in my list.

It seems like we have a lot in common :)

Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I'm following back!

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