2.21.2012

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I Would Save in the Event of a Disaster:


This is actually a repeat from last week’s list. I would rescue it because I became very emotionally invested in this book and I feel some sort of attachment because of how much I loved it.
















9. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn is my idol! I have several books about her, including biographies, books specifically about certain films, and picture books. This one is my absolute favorite, though. It was fascinating to me and reaffirmed my love for her as not just an actress, but also a person.













8. Millicent Min
You know Scholastic Book Fairs that would come to your elementary school. Well, I am sure most of you will agree with me when I say that was like field day to us book nerds! Millicent Min was actually the first book that I ever bought with my own money. My mom wouldn’t give me the money for it and I had been admiring it in the scholastic sales ad they gave us a week early, and I did dishes every night that week so I could earn the money to buy it. Maybe that’s corny, but it meant a lot to me and I ended up really liking the book too!







7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This was the first Harry Potter book I ever had! I know, I know it’s out of order, but my poor parents did their best. I got the other books later on, but I remember how excited I was to have this one. I even wrote “Belongs to Darlene” on the inside of the cover just to further claim it as my own.













6. The Outsiders
This was the first book I read in class for a grade. I felt so grown up reading for a grade. The class had a set for us to use but I convinced my parents that I needed my very own copy. It’s a good thing I ended up loving this book! For some reason, I also think it reminds me of my Dad....don’t know why though. He wasn’t born til the late ‘50s and he wasn’t a greaser. I don’t know, it’s still an important memory!











5. Sookie Stackhouse Series
First, I must be honest and say, no, I have not read these. Let me explain why they are on this list though! I LOVE True Blood(highly recommend it if you like vampires) and I always feel so sad when the season is over. I JUST WANT MORE! So, I bought the books so when I missed True Blood in between seasons I could read the books and be happy again. Well, now that I have them, I can’t bring myself to read them because I am afraid I will love them more than the show and I really want to like the show. I’m oddly, still attached though. I would have to take them if something happened to my house. I just know one day I will get the courage to pick them up and love them.

4. City of Bones
I love The Mortal Instruments series. I was introduced to it by a friend my senior year of high school when I was going through a very rough time in my life. I read them when I stayed weekends in the hospital with my Dad and they took me to a happier place. For that distraction, I can never thank Cassandra Clare enough.












3. The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is a great book. It’s one of those books that everyone feels a connection to and I am no exception! My copy of The Hunger Games is well read and has been shared many times. It’s the kind of book that shows the signs of use and I am glad that I could share it with so many people.













2.Gathering Blue
This was a book I read in 6th grade and it, along with The Giver were the first books I read that were not contemporary novels. I don’t know if they qualify as Science Fiction or maybe Dystopian? Anywho, it is such a good book that it also became the first book I ever read twice!













1. My Nook!
Okay, not technically a “book” book, but it is definitely number one because it holds so many books that I love!

















What’s on your list this week?

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a great list to me! I'd definitely have a Harry Potter book or two on mine ;)

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  2. Awww...I love the Harry Potter story! I completely agree about the connections with the Hunger Games too. Beautiful blog layout!

    New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
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  3. Hourray! First comment! XD

    Wow... smart #1 choice!! I don't have a nook, but I really want one :( will ask for Christmas this year, lol.

    I was actually quite interested in Time Traveler's Wife (will add it to to-read) and ah.. Harry Potter.. Noticed a LOT of people were choosing Goblet of Fire though... O_O I chose Philosopher's Stone...

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