Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens

A Light in the Attic Where the Sidewalk Ends Falling Up
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
  1. Shel Silverstein's Poem collection: This is actually three books but they are the books I've owned the longest. This was my first favorite author at 7 years old, and the first person's death I cried over at 12. Wonderful books that can bring people together and bring a smile to a child's face. Pictured above: A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up.
  2. Fahrenheit 451: This is a book I have read many times and really expresses my love of literature.
  3. The 100 Best Poems of All Time: I can always find a poem to express how I'm feeling and comfort me in this book.
  4. You Are Here, This Is Now: There are some wonderful stories in this (especially one involving Oreo sponsership) and I dont think it would be easily replacable.
  5. Ella Minnow Pea: Another that explores the love of language.
  6. White Oleander: One of my favorites. This goes through many emtions and is a beautifully written slow read that I could enjoy over an over again just as much as the first time.
  7. Atlas Shrugged: This is a long story I could read over and over. And the copy I own is littered with sticky tabs of my favorite points, from when I wrote a paper on the book.
  8.  The Fault in Our Stars: I haven't even finished this but I can tell it will be a favorite, and a favorite to reread.
  9. A Collection of Readings for Writers: I have the forth edition; a gift I think would be near impossible to replace. Though I haven't read much of it I always felt it would make me a better writer as I did.  
  10. Canterbury Tales: I haven't read all the tales, but I like the ones I have. And I have the beautiful goldleafed copy below.
Canterbury Tales
    What do you guys think? Would you pick all favorites or some you've never read?


  1. If I had my favorite oldest books I would probably grab those as well. I completely forgot to add my older Wizard of Oz editions to my grab pile.


    1. I've held on to them for so long, I don't know what I woud do without them.

  2. How hard is it to limit this one to 10? I haven't read Fahrenheit 451 or The Fault in Our Stars yet but they're on my TBR list!

  3. I have been reading Where the Sidewalk Ends with my son and he has been loving it- great pick!

  4. Your Canterbury Tales edition is GORGEOUS. I'm fairly jealous.

    Also, I have a friend who has been nagging me to read Atlas Shrugged... I should probably get on that.