Top Ten Tuesday (6) Books I’d Quickly Save if My House was Going to be Abducted by Aliens

February 21, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 21

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.
This weeks topic: 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).

I can be fairly selfish so all the books on my list are books I want to save for me.  I’m not really feeling inclined at the moment to save books that are important for mankind… that can be someone else’s responsibility. 

1. My eReader.  I know what you’re thinking.  That’s cheating!  But if it looks like a book (I can justify this to myself because it opens like a book) and acts like a book, it’s a book. 

2. My yearbooks.  Lame, I know.  But it’s my history, and they’re not replaceable. 

3. The Mysterious Code (Trixie Belden #7) by Kathryn Kenny.  I’d really like to have the whole series but if I had to pick just one this one is my favorite.    My grandma gave them to my mom (these were the books that got her into reading) and she passed them on to me.  Books #1-10 are first edition (published 1948 – 1962) with the cellophane covers.  Which I peeled off.  And I still regret not taking care of these books.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  (Harry Potter, #5)4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling.  Again, I’d like the whole series, but if I could only grab one it would be this one.  It’s hard to pick a favorite in this series but 1-3 are short, 6 is my least favorite, 7 made me cry to much.  It’s a toss up between 4 and 5.  (I’m now contacting 6 other reliable people so that we can each have an assigned book to grab if the end of the world is coming.  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before.)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)5. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.  If I’m being abducted by aliens or the world is going to end.  I’m gonna need something to laugh at.
6. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  This book is seriously awesome and even though it’s part of a trilogy the ending is satisfying enough as a stand alone.
7. Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews.  I need this book to make me feel better about my situation.  It’s sick and twisted and whatever I’m going through can’t possibly be as bad as this.
Divergent (Divergent, #1)8. Four Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Ok, the only play I’ve read in this book is Romeo and Juliet but it’s my favorite love story ever.  This book is also special because it’s the only book I remember my grandma giving me and
9. Diverget by Veronica Roth.  One of my new favorites.  I could read this book over and over.

10. The Client by John Grisham.  One of my old favorites.  This book never gets old for me. 
So, what are the books that you are going to save?


21 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (6) Books I’d Quickly Save if My House was Going to be Abducted by Aliens”

  1. Hollie

    If I had an e-reader, I’d have totally put that on my list too! (It’s not cheating, it’s being clever haha!) I love The Hunger Games! Can’t believe I forgot to put it on my list!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Fara

    Yes definitely! I so agree on Flowers on the Attic it’s just so twisted in so many ways but yet it’s one of the best book that I have ever read. Great list!

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  3. Jen

    I wish I’d thought to include my yearbooks! Kind of can’t believe it didn’t occur to me; I was an EXTREME yearbook editor throughout high school!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I don’t think it would have occurred to me if I hadn’t just moved them from one shelf to another to make room for more books. But they are one of the few books I own that are not replaceable so of course I have to grab them.

  4. fakesteph

    Your e-reader totally counts and now I have to get my reader circle together for all the series out there. Good idea!

  5. Just a Lil Lost

    Aww hehe.. my favourite of the HP series is your least favourite! lol..

    Great list! I’ve seen Flowers in the Attic on several others’ lists.. don’t think I’ve ever read it! AND it seems I really need to get to Divergent.. like ASAP! lol.. it’s on almost everyone’s lists too! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Just a Lil’ Lost

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      A lot of people say book 6 is their favorite but I just didn’t care for it as much as the others. I bought the HP 6 movie even though I have no intention of ever watching it again just to complete my collection.