So, I’m a little late getting on this train and I’ll probably be late making the post each week, but I just couldn’t resist joining in after seeing Top 5 Wednesday on Josie’s blog. This meme is hosted by Lainey on goodreads and you can read the topics for March here. By the way, the image I used is a picture of my reading corner in my bedroom 🙂
This weeks topic Books I’d Save in a Fire is so cruel! I hate the idea of all my books going up in flames. I seriously feel like crying just thinking about it. It was difficult, but I managed to get my list down from 100 plus books to a mere Top 5. Gah. Here they are:
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
Watership Down is probably my favourite novel ever and my copy of Watership Down is really special to me and I simply just would hate to part with it.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
If I could I’d save the whole Harry Potter series, but alas, in this hypothetical fire, I cannot. So, I chose the final book for a few reasons. 1) It’s the end of the series, the very last book, it’s important to me. 2) I love the book, it’s definitely one of my favourites of the whole series. 3) It’s a First Edition and it’s basically the only First Edition I have that hasn’t been ripped or torn or destroyed by my siblings. Of all my HP books, its in the best condition. Pretty much the only reason why I wouldn’t save my copy of The Goblet of Fire, for example, which no longer has a spin. 4) I love the front cover. 5) It’s simply just a treasure of mine.
3. Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden
There are plenty of reasons why I’d save this book, but the main one is because I have John Marsden’s signature on it!
4. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
This is obviously one of my all-time favourite novels, but the main reason I’d save this if there was a fire is because I absolutely love this particular edition. The hardcover is beautiful and the full, colour pages of Lennie’s poems are amazing.
5. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
It was hard to pick the 5th book because I own so many books I’d love to save. But I ended up choosing Perks because it’s such an incredible book and because I haven’t really seen this edition around so I think it would be harder to buy again than a lot of my other books.