This week’s topic asks us to list five books we’d want to save from burning to ashes. (Please let that never ever happen.) Here are five books I own, listed in no particular order, that I’d race to save from the flames. Interestingly, all five books, I’ve just realized, were given to me as gifts. I must be very sentimental.
The Top 5:
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. I’d save Snow Like Ashes because a best friend of mine gave it to me last Christmas… and I still haven’t read it, despite it being high fantasy and something I’m 99% sure I’ll love. So I’d save this from a fire because it was a gift, is probably going to be a book I adore, and *cough* because of the beautiful cover. EDIT: I have now read Snow Like Ashes! (And I didn’t love it, although I did really enjoy it.) Read my review here!
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This was another gift, one I got from my aunt and cousins for a birthday years ago. I’ve read The Lightning Thief so many times that my copy is pretty beat-up — and I take super-duper amazing care of my books! I love the humor, the adventures, and the Greek mythology, so I’d save this.
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore. A Christmas gift from my mom. I started it immediately and spent the entire day holed up in my room reading it; I finished it that evening. I’m seriously due for a reread. Plus, high fantasy! And Kristin Cashore is one of my favorite authors. So this baby would totally get saved from a fire.
- The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. Also a Christmas gift from my mom. This was the book that inspired me to be a writer. I have read this book so many times. My copy is so beat up from all the times I’ve read it. The Penderwicks is such a fabulous middle grade, contemporary novel about family and friendship. It will always have a special place in my heart and that is why I’d save it.
- Fosse by Sam Wasson. And last, I’d save this massive biography about one of the world’s most talented, inspiring choreographers: Bob Fosse. I received this as a Christmas gift, again from my mom, and still haven’t read it… but I really want to. Fosse was a creative genius and this biography is probably the best source of information about the legendary man.
What is a book you’d save in a fire?
Have you read any of the books I listed above?
Comment below letting me know!