May 21, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This one is going to be an interesting one for me as I have a lot of digital books, but I do have physical books that I will never EVER let anyone else take out of my apartment. Nope, these will never leave, these are MY books and they will not leave my possession ever!
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I absolutely love this book, so so much! And I have only one copy, so if someone asks if they can borrow it, it’s a not. Granted, it’s a paperback copy, so if it got damaged or destroyed, it wouldn’t be a super big deal except for the fact that it’s my only copy. I just may need to get a beautiful hardback copy to keep so I can actually lend out my paperback copy. I’ll have to think on it.
- Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques. This is one of the best books from my teenage years. I turned to it a lot when I needed a pick-me-up in high school and it just reminded me that not all is bad in the world. The copy that I have is not the copy I had in high school, but it is a nice hardback copy of it. I had been looking for hardback copies for my favorite books and I finally found one. This copy will never leave my possession, I will lend you my paperback copy should I ever get a hold of it again.
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This hardback book is so damn beautiful! I love the black and white illustrations with the gold detail and I love it and it will not leave my apartment. Just so nice!
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have several copies of this book, but I have one in particular that is my absolute favorite and I will never get rid of this one. It’s a beautiful red hardbound book with gold gilt edges. It’s so pretty and it has a few character portraits and I love it!
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I have one copy of this book and it’s a beautiful green hardbound book with gold gilt edges and a ribbon bookmark. So beautiful and I love seeing it on my shelves.
- Uncorrected Advance Reader’s Copy of The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell. One of the first books I got at my first ALA conference and it was a book I had hoped to get a copy of at some point. So happy and I love the abstract-ish cover and I will never give this up, even if I get another copy at some point in my life.
- A Great Reads edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I love this book and I love how much it makes me happy for spring to show up again. And it’s the perfect size it shove into my backpack before I head out for work.
- A collector’s edition of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. My very first John Green book that has a beautiful silver dust jacket and my absolute favorite book by John Green. I may not have many of his other books, I have read them, but I will not give up this particular copy.
- A Chris Riddell illustrated edition of Nevermore by Neil Gaiman. I do love this book, and I had a copy before but I donated it, but this particular copy will not leave my possession because I love the illustrations. There’s just something about Chris Riddell’s drawings that I love!
- Last, but not least: The Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McCaffrey. I love this books and they were my first introduction to Anne McCaffrey’s world. I first read these books in about 7th or 8th grade in my middle-school library and I feel in love with this world. I finally got copies of them several years ago and I still turn to them when I want to see a girl overcome her family’s prejudices and does what she loves to do.
So, what books will never leave your possession? Why will you keep them around? Comment below and let me know!