Top Ten Books I'd Save If My Home Was On Fire
Tuesday, February 21, 2012Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for Top Ten Books I'd Save If My Home Was on Fire. I picked books that I love for both their content and sentimental meaning.
1) Jane Eyre – I have a copy from 1943 with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg that my best friend gave me for my birthday last year. I love it.
2) The Book Thief – This one has been “loved.” It has been highlighted and cried on and I’d hate to lose it.
3) Pride and Prejudice – My beat up copy has my underlines and highlights from the different times I’ve read it. I love seeing what
stood out to me each time.
4) Travels with Charley – A lovely old edition that my Mom gave me before she died.
5) A 1945 edition of Winnie the Pooh that I bought in England.
6) My 1960s copy of To Kill a Mockingbird
7) My Mom’s Bible – Being able to read her notes when I can’t talk to her makes this the most valuable book in my library.
8) My signed copy of The Giver – I loved Lois Lowry’s books so much when I was young and going to hear her speak was such a treat.
9) My signed edition of Looking for Alaska – I loved being able to meet John Green almost as much as I love his books.
10) A Room of One’s Own - I bought this paperback from the Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore in Paris.
Photo from here.