Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That I’d Save From Aliens
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish post a top ten list topic so that book lovers like you and me can pour over our shelves and make our own lists. You can check out all the other Top Ten Tuesday‘s on their site!
So, I only get to save TEN BOOKS?? EEK! That makes me a little sad. This is the problem with reading tons of series. If I saved two of my favorites–A Song of Ice and Fire and Outlander–I’d only be able to save a portion of the books from each series. BOO. But I’m game, Top Ten Tuesday. I feel like the books already swirling around in my head are books that I not only LOVED but also can reread a bunch of times without going bananas. Because if the aliens come and destroy all of my worldly things, I’m probably going to have a shortage of books for a while. So, here we go!
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells. My copy of this book is falling apart, I’ve read it so many times. I just love the atmosphere, the friendships, the stories. To a Jersey girl like me, the Southern-ness of these ladies seems so…exotic and heart-warming. Also, the Bloody Mary’s. Y’all, I love me a little tomato juice with my vodka!
The Sky Is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson. I’m not sure I can talk too much more about why I would save this book from being vaporized. It’s magic. I love it. It’s gorgeous and swoony and sad and PERFECT. I’m grabbing this one, probably first.
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins. *Sigh* This book is one of my favorite contemporaries. The characters are sweet and lovely and the setting is SO PERFECT. Every time I think about this book, I get butterflies and warm-fuzzies. Like, it’s happening right now.
Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. So this one is a TINY cheat, but I have a box set that is still in its box! So it’s a three-fer. (Actually, a four-fer [?] because it came with THE HOBBIT as well.) These books are so absorbing, and they are almost single-handedly responsible for turning me into a nerd. WORD.
Outlander/Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon. Since I can’t make off with ALL the books from the Outlander series, I’d probably be sure to take at least the first two. I love this whole series, but the first two are DEFINITELY my favorites. Oooooh, I love ’em!
Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. If I’m trying to take my favorite book in this series, the one I think is the most dramatic and BANANAS, I’d be grabbing A STORM OF SWORDS. But since I’m crazy and anal and couldn’t take a book if it was out of order, I’m grabbing the first book in this series, which is MORE than enough awesome. DANG, these books are good!
Legend, by Marie Lu. I was originally going to grab a Hunger Games book, but couldn’t decide which one, and I don’t have a convenient cheat for them like I did for LoTR, so I changed my mind and went for LEGEND instead because I thought it was fantastic, and I’m totally invested. Day and June are SOLID. Big fan of this one.
Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley. So I just read this one and I don’t technically have a real copy of it yet. BUT I WILL, and when the UFOs land and start blowing things up, I’ll grab this one before I get the hell out of dodge. Because it’s so pretty and wonderful and gorgeous. *Sigh*
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, by Morgan Matson. ROAD TRIP! Can’t get away without a road trip book, now can I? Especially not one as AWESOME as Amy & Roger. As it stands right now, this might be my favorite road trip book. I’m taking it!
A Harry Potter book: This is a game-time decision, guys. Because I can’t decide right now. Definitely wouldn’t be CHAMBER OF SECRETS, but very likely would be either GOBLET OF FIRE or later. GAH! I seriously can’t make up my mind. Maybe I should just get ebooks of all of them, because…
I’d also totally grab my Kindle, which is LOADED with goodies! HOLLA! Who says “Cheater’s don’t prosper?” Not this girl!