Monday, February 20, 2012

Top 10 Books I'd Take with Me During an Alien Invasion (TTT #12)

"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by

This week's list topic is...

  •   Hey, I might actually go with the aliens, if they'll have me! 

1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

I just recently received a box of all four Iron Fey books signed by Julie Kagawa because I won a Twitter contest late last year. I'd definitely pack these books because getting signed books by authors isn't always the easiest thing in the world to do. Their value goes up, and it happens to be one of my favorite book series. 

2. My Kindle by

It makes sense to take a book that contains hundreds of my digital books so I can take a lot of them without them taking up space and making things too heavy to carry. Yes, the zombie apocalypse is yet another reason to get yourself a Kindle, or some other e-reader device. 

3. My Bleach manga volumes by Tite Kubo

I think I'd eventually feel lost without my Bleach manga, which is my favorite thing in the wide world. I really would need to bring the first volume because my version is a special edition hardcover with the original opening color pages. Yeah, it's special to me, although it is replaceable. 

4. My High School Year Books

Even if I didn't really care for my high school years all that much (I don't dwell on them), I still wouldn't want to abandon those 4 books that are totally irreplaceable and represent a time period in my life I'll never get back again. On a disturbing note, I'm surprised they are 20 year old books by now. 

5. Trinity Blood series by Sunao Yoshida

This is a series of 7 Japanese light novels that I adore and are no longer being published in North America, so these are not replaceable, at least in brand new condition. I really love the bumbling Abel Nightroad and his unique vampiric traits, plus his relationship with Esther Blanchet. If only the publishing house had finished publishing all the books that were actually written, although, sadly, the author died before he could finish writing all the books he meant to, anyway.

6. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

I love these books and their beautiful covers, so I couldn't leave them behind, either. Sure, they're replaceable, but I'd feel wrong about abandoning them. 

7. Devil May Cry (Volume 1) by Shin'ya Goikeda

This one makes me weird, but I'd hate to not include my out-of-print copy of the first Devil May Cry Japanese light novel of the video game by the same name. It'd be like leaving Dante, the protagonist, to burn down with my house and I couldn't do that to him. Poor guy's been through enough already at the hands of that insensitive, heartless industry. (Gamers know what I mean....)
8. Charlotte and Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels

My best friend bought me this omnibus for my birthday one year, and it's a very gorgeous hardcover with gold leaf on the outside edges of the pages. 

9. All Colour but the Black: The Art of Bleach by Tite Kubo

Here I go again with the Bleach stuff (sorry about that), but I bought this art book from a Japanese retailer back when it hadn't been published in North America, yet, so shipping was like 20 or $30. Besides, it's gorgeous, and I'd probably want to take my imported Bleach comic calendars, too, since they set me back around $50 each.

10. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Just for the sake of being able to keep a smile on my face and a tear at the corner of my eye from laughing so hard, I'd need to bring this little gem along with me, too. It's my favorite book of all time, with so many tales in it, it should qualify as 3 or 4 books. I can always count on this novel, although replaceable, to blow me away with its wit, humor and ridiculous characters. How did you think up these wacky people, Mr. Dickens?

That's what I'd take with me. What would you take with you?


  1. I so wanted to put my iPad on the list! All the books I still want to read are on there. But I was afraid that there would be no power to charge it post-apocalypse...

  2. I totally agree about the Iron Fey series! I like my kindle, but I continue to buy print in case of an apocalypse!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Funny confession . . . when I was a kid, I visited Alcatraz. The docent told us that prisoners were allowed to bring 10 books with them. I used to wonder which 10 books I would chose. :) You know, in case I ever committed a heinous crime and ended up in Alcatraz.

    I would definitely bring The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Mortal Instruments, and The Sharing Knife series (Lois McMaster Bujold).

    So if I bring my Nook, do you think the aliens will have a docking station where I can recharge the battery? :)

  4. I personally would leave my yearbooks behind, but I only have like one from junior high since I never bought a high school yearbook. I like to pretend those years never existed; I hated high school and junior high so much.

    This is such an interesting topic, but I don't think I could pick! I would fight off the aliens to keep my book collection.

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

  5. I feel a little ripped off - where's the highschool yearbook pictures?! ;)

    Other than the classics, I don't think I've read any of those stories...some of the manga looks interesting, though!

  6. The Kindle is a great idea! I also love that you mentioned different Bleach! The Iron Fey series is one of my favorites!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  7. I'm seeing the Kindle idea on lots of peoples lists. I have to agree it's a good idea.

  8. LOL, I feel like you're cheating by bringing along a Kindle where would you get the electricity to charge the Kindle when the invasion comes??

  9. Yay for the Iron Fey. And it'd be great to bring along a Kindle, as long as the battery never runs out.


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