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Moving Books: 5 Keepers

I hate moving books. They’re heavy and large, and even with my Kindle I still have a TON of physical copies that would not fit into several very large boxes. Although this topic seems random it’s not: I moved across town on Sunday (yay), which is the reason I’ve been MIA on the blog the past few days (boo).

But in all the shuffle and craziness of packing and unpacking, my husband asked me, “In moving books, what five books would you keep in the event you had to choose?” What a ridiculous question! Of course, ALL of them!

…But, if I really played along, I think I could pick five essential books. Could you?

Moving Books: 5 Keepers

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1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rolwing – I could re-read this book a million times over. J.K. Rowling did a fantastic job with this series, and the conclusion ties everything up so nicely. It’s just magical. Even though ideally I would have all seven books to re-read anytime I wanted to, I think this last book is essential.

2Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Even though I use this book in lists a lot it hasn’t changed the facts: I read this book every year. It’s become a habit. I love the romance, the time period, the characters, EVERYTHING about this novel. The only thing missing is a vintage copy!

3Incarnate by Jodi Meadows – Although this is a recently published book (out in 2012), Incarnate was striking and beautiful and complex – the perfect ingredients for a great read. I highly, highly recommend this book if you haven’t read it already.

4Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – This was one of the first books I’d ever read from “olden-times” that I understood and actually enjoyed. The story is so poignant and still so relatable (well, if you live in England and in an massive country estate…). It’s just a classic that I couldn’t bear to leave my copy behind.

5Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit – This YA novel doesn’t have the classic girl-runs-away-with-boy ending, and that’s what makes it so great. It’s so beautifully told and has such great insight about life and living forever. I love it, and am so glad I’ve read it.

If you were moving books, which 5 would you keep in a cruel world where you were limited for some ungodly reason??

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Pam

    I would choose these 5 books (1) The Shack, (2) Joshua, (3) The Name of the Wind, (4) The Hunger Games, and (5) The Poison Study. I have to admit it was hard to choose having read soooooo many great books. Good questioning by your husband! It really gets you thinking about what you really like as a reader! Especially like your choices. Nothing like the classics, too!

  • I could never decide because I’d have to have the full Harry Potter series and that would put me over by two.

  • I want a room like that picture! šŸ˜€ And great picks. Hmmm, I don’t know what to keep. I love keeping all my books. šŸ™‚

  • Ems

    I might be able to pick if I could do it by series instead of just by book. But then I’d have to start including my signed books, and so nope, I couldn’t do it. I’d have to suffer the consequences or wrath or whatever I was facing. šŸ˜›

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