T5W || Books You’d Save in a Fire

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey. There’s a Goodreads group for it, which you can find here. The theme for today, 4 March, is the top 5 books you’d save in a fire.

This one was really difficult to do, actually. I don’t really have an attachment to the particular editions I own for many of my books; I’m attached to them because they’re mine. That’s why I don’t like to lend, and why it would be painful if a fire happened, but in terms of saving… I would just try all of them. The ones listed here are the ones I have some sort of attachment to sentimentally, for the most part.

So, here we go, in no particular order. I cheated a bit and did groups, but I couldn’t really narrow it down any more. Sorry some of the pictures are a bit large–I’m still getting the hang of this.

1. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan.

Thanks to Google Images

Thanks to Google Images

— The art is gorgeous. And my edition is signed. The stories are wonderful retellings of Greek mythology, in part because Percy’s voice really shines through. Also, it was a gift. All the sentimentality.

2. Seven novels by Jane Austen.

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Thanks to Google Images

–Is it not enough to say that I adore Jane Austen and I would reread Pride and Prejudice multiple times?

3. My dad’s collections of fairy tales.
— I think I would have a breakdown if these books got lost or burned. I’m seriously attached to them; they’re also rather old, and I highly doubt I’d be able to replace them physically. The memories attached to these editions are some of my best as well. Both are illustrated, which you can’t tell because I didn’t show you, and in German.

4. My textbooks for the semester.
— Because they were seriously expensive, especially those two law books. It’s ridiculous.

5. The Anybodies by N.E. Bode

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Thanks to Google Images

— Love the pun. Seriously, though, I’ve never seen this book anywhere else but the scholastic book fair catalogue where I first got it, and I’m really attached to it. I’ve read it several times over, and the dedication is one of my favorites (I think I’ll do a blog post on my favorite dedications sometime), and it’s one of my (many) favorite books as well.

Honorable Mention

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Thanks to Google Images

The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern (really William Goldman, but shh). The only reason I wouldn’t save it is because I have no sentimental attachment to this particular copy, and it would give me a reason to buy a new, gorgeous edition. Oh my lord, though, I adore this book.

What 5 books would you save in a fire?


11 thoughts on “T5W || Books You’d Save in a Fire

  1. Your dad’s fairytale books and your Jane Austen edition are gorgeous! Loved reading this! (The thought of just saving five books in a fire though, wow! I’d probably just die there and burn to ashes with my books hahaha jk)


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