Top 5 Tuesday- What 5 Books Would You Save From Fire?

Top 5 Books I would save from a fire.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme ran by Bionic Book Worm. Click here for the May topics.

Really? Only 5 books…

This took a while. I don’t usually reread books. So this is a hard one. In reality, I would save the photo albums. Yes, I still have photo albums. But this post is about other books.

After much thought here are the 5 books I would save from a fire.

  1. The Bible

I know I can download the Bible for free but the one I use at church has notes and things scribbled on the sides. There are also cute little bookmarks my children have made 🙂

  1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

This beautiful red leather boxed edition is one of my most favorite possessions. My hubby gave it to me with the companion Hobbit (in green). I love this series. Through Frodo and the fellowship, I was introduced to epic fantasy. Before that, I read mainly contemporary fiction. This opened up a whole new world. Many worlds.

  1. Butterbeans to Blackberries by Ronni Lundy

Okay, this is a cookbook but it is awesome. The fried green tomato recipe is the main reason this tome cannot burn. I have other cookbooks I use more often but they are easily replaced because they are well known and reproduced on a regular basis. This book had to be tracked down online and bought on eBay.

  1. The Premier Book of Major Poets edited by Anita Dore

This little book is old. The pages are torn and brown. It smells a little musty. I love it. At some point during my teens, I liberated this edition from my mother’s bookshelf. Over the years I have read it over and over and over. It’s been years since I read it but it meant so much to me as an adolescence that I can’t get rid of it.

  1. The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery by Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick

This tiny book helped me write and finish my first rough draft of my first novel. Even though it has not been published, I learned a lot from this book. That’s why I would save it from a fire. It’s useful.


There you go. It’s an odd list of books but each one holds a special place in my heart and mind.

What books would you save?

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