Books I would save from a fire

This is the first time I am participating in Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm . I saw this week’s post and knew that I had to participate.

This is the ultimate question. In the midst of a crisis, what books would you take and what would you sacrifice? To narrow it down to five seems so hard and yet, if I think only about my favorites, I think I can do this.

Pride and Prejudice is among one of my favorite classics and one that always return to so why not just take my Jane Austen collection. I may be cheating here but its one book so I say I’m not. Besides, I love my leather bound copy.

I’m cheating again but I love Jane Eyre and since this is my only copy of it, it comes with me.

Little Women

I used to read this book every year. This book has so many memories and it is the first book where upon finishing, I literally flipped back to the beginning to start all over.

Memoirs of a Geisha

I don’t know what it is about this book that captures my heart but it is another one I can read over and over. Thinking of parting with it causes distress. It comes.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Another book with a lot of memories. I read this for summer reading going into freshman year of high school. It was the first time I completely understood, not to judge a book by it’s cover. Was dumbstruck and awed by the content of this book and it has been a permanent staple on my shelf, even with loose pages and all. I need it!

What books would you save from a fire? Let’s discuss!


17 thoughts on “Books I would save from a fire

  1. Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!!!
    What a fantastic list! The beautiful classics editions are definitely worth saving! I read Memoirs of a Geisha many years ago and still think about it constantly. The emotions I felt while reading it caught me off guard. It was such a beautifully written story! And now I want to reread it!! lol
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  2. Great topic here. I have an Austen Complete Works too (a different one), that’s coming with me. But saving only 5 is like saving only 5 kids when you have 6, it’s impossible! Just shutting my eyes and picking: Don Quixote, The Odyssey (Emily Wilson’s translation), Les Miserables, and a lovely green-sea cover of Moby Dick from Bantam.


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