Top Ten Books I’ll Never Get Rid Of

This week’s a freebee at Top Ten Tuesday, and I thought I’d make a nod to all of the books that will forever be cluttering my shelves! I know the organizers out there love to tidy and donate and give away books, but I have a dream of someday having a gigantic bookshelf of books that I adore. Here’s ten that contribute to that goal!


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


1) Poison


Perhaps my very first favorite book… and one no one else has ever seemed to have heard of!

2) Redeeming Love


Maybe it’s a bit crazy to have this one on the list.. because I haven’t read it yet! But I just know I’ll love it, and I’ll never lose it.

3) The Summoning


4) The Graveyard Book


I’ve probably re-read those two books more than any other book I own. I guess there’s something about books you loved as a child.

5) The Scorpio Races


There were times this book made my heart stop. One of my all-time favorites!

6) The Lunar Chronicles


My second-favorite series of all time.

7) The Chaos Walking Trilogy

Monsters of Men

My first-favorite series!

8) Future Winds


I actually own several different copies of this book. One’s signed, and one donated to Save a Bunny!

9) Little Brother


This one was given to me by an ex.. but eh. When you love a book you love a book.

10) Twilight


Would it be uncool to say I loved this book before it was cool? Yes, I know we all hate the hype surrounding it, but I was the first of my friends to have heard of it. My sister’s friend let her borrow it, and I started reading it when she was done, but she had to return it before I was finished. I searched around TIRELESSLY to find it! I put my elementary school librarian through heck so that I could finish this damn book. So it’s earned itself a permanent spot on my bookshelf.

Loving this prompt and looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with! Freebee weeks are some of my favorites!

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’ll Never Get Rid Of

  1. The Graveyard Book is one that we definitely have in common – I’ve had my copy for something like seven (?) years, and I could never get rid of it, ever. I’m also very much in love with The Scorpio Races – it’s the book that made me first fall in love with Maggie Stiefvater’s writing, and I also read it on my first overseas trip, so it’s a little special to me. 🙂
    Great post, and a really cool idea for freebie week.
    My TTT


    • The Scorpio Races was my very first Stiefvater book, too! I was shocked by how much I loved it, and it made me press on reading her books even though I didn’t particularly like Shiver. Thanks for visiting!

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    • That’s the great thing about books, though! There are a lot that bloggers will have in common, but the books that truly speak for your character are the ones no one else has heard of.


  2. I LOVE THE SCOPRIO RACES SO MUCH, I CANNOT EVEN. ❤ After I read the Hunger Games and was desperate for more YA…that was what I picked up next. :') So Suzanne Collins and Maggie Stiefvater get ALL THE BLAME for my YA addiction. XD

    And I've actually heard of Poison but not read it!! It's sad when the best of books are obscure and you have to flail alone in a fandom, right?!? 😛

    I LOVE THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. I would seriously love to own it because it is so so good.


  3. I’ve never heard of Poison (sorry) but it looks interesting! Also, I really need to read The Graveyard Book. Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t found a way to get my hands on it yet, through fair means or foul. WHAT AM I EVEN DOING WITH MY LIFE?

    The Chaos Walking trilogy is sooooo good. *nods sagely* I’m planning to reread it soon because oh my goodness, that trilogy stole my heart and locked it somewhere and I have no clue how to get it back. Not that I’ve been looking or anything.

    I’ve only read one Francine Rivers book (The Scarlet Thread, or something like that), but it was really good and as soon as I get my copy from my parent’s house, I will consider rereading it.

    *whispers* I haven’t actually read Twilight yet, which is insanely depressing because I loved The Host so much, I would sell my soul for the last copy on earth (so it’s a good thing I already own a copy). But seriously, what am I doing? I have the Twilight saga on my TBR, and I’m going to library it this month after I finish about seven other books on my own shelves. I expect I’ll love it though–I’m rather madly in love with Stephenie Meyer’s writing. *nods*

    But yes, I am in love with the idea of a large library. I have about 550 physical books, and about 350 books on Kindle, but I’m more interested in building my physical library, and I doubt I will ever get rid of any of my books. The more books that surround me, the better I feel in general, so I have no motivation to thin the herd. *nods* And I am always eager to buy more. It’s kind of an addiction.


    • I’ve heard Twilight and The Host are incredibly different, so don’t stress you haven’t read it yet! And you don’t have to apologize for not having heard of Poison- it’s a really out-there book and almost no one on the blogosphere seems to have heard of it. But The Graveyard Book was amazing! It’s one of those mystical feeling types like Bone Gap, and reads like a collection of short stories until you realize they’re connected. I’m going to reread the Chaos Walking series soon, too! I hope you can get your big library, and thanks so much for visiting!


  4. THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. yes. That book gives me life. It’s weirdly creepy and odd, but I do so love it. I haven’t heard of the other books, but I might have to check them out – it’s often the obscure books that are the ones we love the most. And I’m so happy to see the Lunar Chronicles make it onto this list ❤ Thankyou so much for sharing, Danni x


    • You’re so right about the obscure being the ones we remember! That’s why I loved Poison- it’s a really odd one, and I love fairytale types. And your wordpress is down! I can’t get to your blog from the icon here to visit back.


  5. You are so not uncool for adding Twilight to the list! Now, I can’t say I love or hate it, but it’ll always be in a special place in my heart. My best friend recommended it me when we were preteens in middle school and it sort of opened the world of ya for me. And The Summoning! I remember really loving Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy. Necromancy is so interesting (then again, I’m a huge fan of all things paranormal though)!


    • The Summoning was the first book of its type that I read. Maybe it was the first YA I read at all- I think? I keep wishing that the series was longer, though! It ended on a sort of off note. Thanks for visiting!

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