Top Ten Books I’d Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens
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10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
If my house is being abducted by aliens, I’m assuming that the world is ending. Not sure how practical it would be to be carrying around a bunch of heavy books (they’d probably end up being used as kindling :O). If I was limiting myself to ten, I would need to grab a couple of the Harry Potter books to give me hope that the dark days do end, and so that no matter who else is with me, I’d still have Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, McGonagall, and all the others from Hogwarts with me.
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This was the first book I read aloud with my mom. The memories connected to my mother, plus the light fluffiness of Anna/Étienne would help me get through the rough times of an alien abduction.
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
I already explained why Harry Potter was on here. Deathly Hallows is higher on the list because it’s got the most hope. I assume I’d be doing a lot of camping too.
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
How could I not? I could try to channel some of Lizzie’s strength into my own situation.
4. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
If I ever needed a good cry for a reason other than an alien abduction, TFIOS would fit the bill. Plus, it gives me memories of connections to nerdfighteria AND who knows! If I run across another nerdfighter, a copy of TFIOS might be just what I need to convince them to help me out/let me join their group of rebels.
3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This is all about memories. Cinder would allow me to remember my U_M girls and that there was a time I was happy before aliens took over the planet. Plus it’s signed so it must be saved!
2. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
This is the book my boyfriend gave me for my birthday a couple years back. I’d told him whenever you give someone a book you need to write a little message (my mother’s rule), and so he did. That message is what I’d want to save the most. Plus, I might be able to glean a few survival trips from this apocalyptic novel.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone by J. K. Rowling
Whenever I go to Wizard Rock concerts or other Harry Potter gatherings, this is what I get the wrockers to sign. I had my onee-chan Angel sign it when we saw Deathly Hallows 2 together. It is my physical connection to the Harry Potter fandom and will always bring me comfort and hope for a better world.