Happy Tuesday! And what a great topic! There really are some books where I don’t want anyone to snoop around or don’t want to lend to anyone, so here’s my list!
#1 My old Famous Five copy
I inherited my dad’s very old editions of Famous Five by Enid Blyton which were hand-me-downs from his brothers or presents from the family. And while all the other 20 books are VERY old as well, Five Run Away Together is literally falling apart, has no spine and can’t be touched or, god forbid, read anymore if you want it to survive.
#2 My signed copy of Queen of Air and Darkness
Sadly, Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare is the only signed copy I own, but at least it’s a personal signed copy. I ordered this online, she only did 3000 personal copies and so I’m very happy. This book turned out to be fantastic and The Dark Artifices was my introduction to Shadowhunters and so it holds a special part in my heart anyways, but this book now even more.
#3 My Harry Potter books
Sorry folks, but Harry Potter is just too special. There are so many individual memories that each book holds, for example that I read the third one during my trip to Venice six years ago… I don’t know, I don’t really have problems with giving people my books (that doesn’t happen often, tho, I don’t have “reading friends”), but they’re my absolute favorites and I can’t really part with them easily.
#4 My edition of Sense and Sensibility
I know these Penguin Classics editions are nowhere near special, they’re not even that expensive, but I love my edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that much, that I wouldn’t let anyone borrow it.
#5 My TinTin comics
When I was smaller and my dad had to go away to work every week, he would bring me home one new comic each week until I had every one of them. I love these comics, they just remind me of these days where I’d wait at home wondering which story I’d get today and then reading it at once.
#6 My Famous Five collection
I know I already mentioned Famous Five, but I wouldn’t lend any of my old editions to anyone! Too many memories with my parents! My dad would read one whole book each Saturday morning and then every other morning and evening some chapters – we were obsessed.
#7 My edition of Dracula
My dad got me this very heavy and beautiful edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula last year and it’s just too precious to lend!
#8 Twilight – Eclipse
This is very random and out of the blue and it has nothing to do with any editions or signed copies, but simply that I read this book nine times in a row and it has just too much personal value to lend. Just to be clear, I’m not a fan of Twilight anymore, but when I was 12 years old, I was obsessed. Especially with the third book, Eclipse.
#9 Six of Crows
Again, it has nothing to do with editions, but simply that Six of Crows is such a masterpiece and I’m obsessed with Leigh Bardugo and the GrishaVerse in general, that I don’t want to risk lending this and it doesn’t come back. Btw, I’m currently missing Lady Midnight and Red Queen because I lend it to friends, don’t think I’ll be getting those back any time soon.
This is a series I can read over and over and I think I lost the second book in the trilogy because it has disappeared, and so I don’t want to risk anything…
That was my list, a little hard to think of ten books, but now I’m happy! Enjoy your day!