I am currently on a big work trip, so I had to pre-write a couple weeks’ worth of Top 5 Wednesday posts. Since the November topics weren’t posted before I left, I decided to check out some past T5W topics from before I started my blog. This week I am going to be discussing the topic from March 4 – Books You’d Save in a Fire. If I’m being honest, my list would probably just say Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter, etc., but for the sake of variety, I have found a couple other books that I would save in a fire.
5. Glass by Ellen Hopkins / Armada by Ernest Cline
I know I am cheating by including two books in one, but I’m going to do it anyway. Both of these books are special to me because they are signed copies written by authors that I love. They don’t have any special stories to go with them, but I still love them both and I just couldn’t pick one.
4. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti
I traded some books with a blogging friend for a copy of Zeroes a few weeks ago. I haven’t actually read it yet, but as of right now, this is the only physical ARC that I own. It makes me excited for all of the opportunities I will have in the future thanks to my blog. It also reminds me of the amazing blogging community that I am a part of and the friends that I have made because of my blog.
3. Nightmares by Jason Segal
I haven’t actually read this book yet, but I have a signed copy and I think it’s the coolest thing in the world that I have Jason Segal’s autograph sitting on my bookshelf. I was a big fan of How I Met Your Mother when it was on TV (except for that finale, don’t even get me started), so I was really excited when I stumbled across this book in the store.
2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I read this book recently and fell in love. A few days after I finished it, I found a signed copy, and now it seems I have begun a collection. I already have two copies of this book and I really want to get a copy of the UK edition.
1. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
Not only is this a fantastic book, but it is the only signed book that I have that contains a note personalized to me. It is probably one of my most prized possessions. It brings back such special memories for me and I will always cherish it.
What books would you save in a fire?
When your books are your most prized possessions…..
…..blame it on the books.