Top Ten Books I’d Quickly Save…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I thought I’d join because, well, it seems interesting. And I sometimes run out of things to write, as you can see in the post “When Boredom Strikes”.

So. This Tuesday’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’d Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Destroyed By Aliens.

Oooh! This promises to be fun. The following are not in order that I like them.

  1. Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini. I spent more money on this book than on any other book I’ve bought before, so I’m keeping it.
  2. Airman, by Eoin Colfer. This is one of the best books I’ve read by this author. Scratch that, it is the best book I’ve read by this author. So I’d like to keep it.
  3. All the Rick Riordan books I have. Okay, this might be cheating, sticking something like seven books together in one, but who cares? It’s Rick Riordan!
  4. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexander Dumas. Just because it’s my favorite book ever.
  5. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and the Hobbit), by JRR Tolkien. Again, cheating, but it’s Tolkien!
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis, if we could find our copies. Somehow they were lost in one of our moves between states. And it’s cheating again, but it’s CS Lewis!
  7. Erak’s Ransom, by John Flanagan. If I had the Lost Stories I would take that instead, but I’ll just have to go with the second best book in that series.
  8. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, by Obert Skye. I’ve changed my mind about how much I like this series, but this is the first book and it’s pretty good regardless.
  9. Taggerung, by Brian Jacques. I know I don’t talk about the Redwall series much, but I have all but two of the books, my favorite being the one I just mentioned.
  10. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. I believe Funke is one of the best writers I know of. Inkheart is definitely coming along.

What more shall I say? I’ve run out of lines in which to put more books by great authors, so I’ll leave it at that.

All of you readers who don’t know who Isaac Phael is are dismissed. Regular readers, I’d like you to read this fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm: Frederick and Catherine. Comment and tell me what you think about Catherine’s character.

And just for fun, I’d like you to read this fairy tale, by the same authors: The Valiant Little Tailor. When I read this, I thought it was hilarious.

Been fun, but I’ve got to go now. Ta-ta!

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  1. Nice choices!
    I did not like Catherine. I thought she was an idiot.
    The Tailor’s tale was interesting. Thanks for the link.

  2. All those books are pretty neat (well, the ones that I read off the list were neat, anyways…) but I hafta wonder–Why isn’t Ulysses on the list? It’s, like, the greatest novel of all time.

  3. Ha, awesome meme. I totally agree with LotR, Narnia, and Inkheart! I haven’t checked out the other ones, maybe I should!

  4. Erin

     /  February 21, 2012

    I think I’ll just keep a big garbage bag in my room so that if aliens, monsters, ninjas, or Black Riders ever attacked my house I could grab the bag, sweep all my books in, and then jump out the window and run away. With my preciousssss booksssss.
    Okay, I guess that’s cheating. *sigh* If I could really only save a selected few, I’d definitely go with LOTR, Chronicles of Narnia (this isn’t cheating for me because all the stories are in one book), all my Ranger Apprentice and Redwall books (yeah, that’s definitely cheating), The Red Pyramid (because it was a present from a friend), and Macbeth, so I could read something depressing while I watch aliens, or whatever attacks, destroy my home.

    • Nice choices. I’d pick King Lear, myself. It’s depressing, but at least it’s got some [small] laughs.

      • Erin

         /  February 22, 2012

        I haven’t read King Lear. Macbeth is basically 100% depressing and tragic, and 0% humorous.

      • Yes, it has that reputation.
        I actually haven’t read either. I’ve seen a production of King Lear though, and it’s pretty nasty.

      • Erin

         /  February 22, 2012

        Yeah, it doesn’t sound pleasant.

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