Books I Would Save From a Fire


Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic was so hard to narrow down to only five books! I mean realistically if there was a fire I would grab by cat and run out of there but theoretically there are so many books that I cherish and would hate to see burn. I decided to choose books that have sentimental value to me! ***I am not going to talk about Cannery Row again but obviously it is the first book that I would grab***

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


This answer is probably a surprise because I never talk about The Old Man and the Sea! I do really love this book, but the reason I would save it is because not only is the edition that I own beautiful, but it was a gift from my dad so it is something that I cherish. My parents have really encouraged my love of reading!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my mom’s favourite books/movies and for Christmas one year my dad gifted us both a gorgeous edition that he bought from the real Tiffany’s store! Not only is there a lot of sentimental value, I am sure it is the most expensive book I own as well!

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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My edition of Diary of a Young Girl is pretty beat up and well-loved! I read it while I was on a family vacation in high school and I just have such vivid memories of reading it and how it made me feel.

Harry Potter Illustrated Editions by J.K. Rowling

I would save the Harry Potter Illustrated Editions not only because they are incredible, but also because they are all gifts from my brother. It has become a tradition that he buys me the new one every year for Christmas and I always look forward to it!

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

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Wild Beauty was the first ARC that I ever received and I was so excited when it came in the mail! It is also one of my favourite books! I would probably save it because of the gorgeous cover alone!


Do you have any books that you are attached to for sentimental reasons? I would love to know!


30 thoughts on “Books I Would Save From a Fire

  1. I love the illustrated Harry Potter books and the Owlcrate cover for Wild Beauty–it’s so beautiful! <3 These are all books I'd save as well. Great post. πŸ™‚

  2. Wild Beauty seriously has an amazing gorgeous cover! I am still dying to read it. Hopefully I can get around to reading it this year. I need all the HP illustrated books! I have the first one, but have yet to get the others. I want to do a reread of Diary of A Young Girl at some point this year. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it.

  3. Fantastic list! My copy of The Diary of Anne Frank is beat up and well loved as well. I could have easily added that one to my list as well!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list πŸ™‚

  4. Ahh! I love The Old Man and the Sea! It seems to be quite a polarizing title, either people love it or hate it, but I definitely fall into the former category. Awesome list πŸ™‚

  5. Well Kristin Harry is a recurring favorite! And I could not stop at 5 LOL

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