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. 🙂

  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.

    1. Wild Beauty is amazing and so original! I hope you enjoy it! The illustrated Harry Potter editions just keep getting better. Can’t wait for the next one! I want to reread Diary of a Young Girl soon as well.

  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 🙂

  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 🙂

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

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