Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Books To Save If Our House Were Abducted By Aliens (or any other disaster struck)

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly event hosted at The Broke and Bookish.
This week’s topic:
Top 10 Books We’d Quickly Save If Our House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural disaster…)

This is my first time doing a Top Ten Tuesday post but I've been meaning to get into this meme for a while now so here goes! This week is a tough one because I have SO MANY amazing books and a TON of signed books at that. So I'm gonna cheat a little. I know you're probably thinking, "Jeremy, what are you even thinking?! This is your first week ever and you're already breaking the rules of Top Ten Tuesday? Who do you think you are?" And to that I say, "Whatevs." It's just too hard to choose, especially when I have whole series I need to protect.

1. My hardback set of Harry Potter (see?! that would've been 7 just right there!). I would honestly try to get my entire HP collection if I could but that is comprised of 21 copies (UK, US, foreign, etc.) It's by far been my favorite series growing up and you can never replace the ones you read as a kid.

2. ALL THE CASSIE CLARE'S. Here's another 6 books I can't leave. For one, they are all signed to me and it's also one of my all-time favorite series.

3. ALL THE JOHN GREEN'S (5 books). Mainly for the same reason as Sash and Em...because they are all signed and I just don't think I could do without my copy of TFiOS, which I cherish.

4. All my David Levithan's (8 books). I look up to David a lot as a friend, mentor, and amazing author. Having his books grace my shelves is an honor and they're also all signed to me (see a pattern here?)

5. Beautiful Creatures series (3 books). This has been one of my favorite YA series for a few years now. I would hate to see the aliens take them from me.

6. Holes by Louis Sachar. I own two copies of it but I would grab the one that is in horrible condition. The one I read 10 times in a summer because I loved it so much. The book that taught me to love reading and became my favorite childhood read.

7. Harry Potter Page to Screen. This one is HUGE. I would hold on to it for dear life because 1) I love it and 2) my girlfriend bought it for me so it's irreplaceable.

8. Across the Universe/A Million Suns by Beth Revis. Because if I'm gonna be in space with some aliens, I might as well know how to live on a ship.

9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan (4 books). Carrie is one of my dearest friends and to have all the books signed and personalized on top of being one of my favorite series ever, I could never let it go.

10. Curse Workers series by Holly Black (3 books). I just adore this series. And Holly. Plus they're signed.

I know I cheated and named A LOT more than 10 specific books (39 to be exact) but I have a brother who can grab books too. And who knows? Maybe with all these books, we'll be too heavy for the aliens to care about even more. We're fighters.

So what books would you guys grab? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Holy Harry Potter collection Batman! Whoa! That's a lot of books! What a nice collection though! I own them all in hardback, but they are back in America in my sister's attic. I'm in Scotland now. I miss them! My Mom took them down to enjoy and I think she has decided to keep them. Boo! They are mine! 

  2. Don't stress, many people's list take the whole HP series as one book :)

  3. I should have added David Levithan's books to my list too. I would definitely want to save those!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. NotyourmothersbookblogFebruary 21, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    No worries.  I put several series on my list and counted them as 1 book.  Great picks by the way.  Most of those books I haven't read yet but look very interesting.

    Top Ten Tuesday

  5. Harry Potter and John Green books are definite keepers. I know I'm gonna be sad if I had to pick just 10.


    Our Top Ten..err - NINE!