Imagine this – your fire alarm goes off, smoke is in the air, and you have only a few seconds to save your books (don’t worry, you saved your family and pets first!!)…… so which ones would you save?? My dad is a firefighter so I’ve seen and heard many stories of people losing everything. Things can be replaced but people can’t. But are there some books that are irreplaceable for you? And why? Tell me all about it in this weeks topic πŸ™‚

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The first book I would save is Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I loved this book, but that’s not why I’m saving it. This book was actually the first ARC that I ever received (From Hatchette Canada) and it was the turning point for my book blogging career. It felt like validation when my first ever physical ARC came in the mail. I jumped for joy and cried many tears!

signed godsgrave

The second book I would save is Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. I would save it for 2 reasons: 1 – it’s Kristoff. 2 – It’s signed by his genius hand!


Ok, I’m totally cheating here. But, it’s my meme, and I’ll do as I please! LOL! I would save my Harry Potter collection. I have all the original UK/Canadian covers, plus all available illustrated editions, and a could of the anniversary Philosophers Stone books. I would be saving 12 books in this group……. but I’m strong. I can handle it!

Next I would save the two books from the Frostblood Saga. Elly Blake was the first author I ever met. I got the chance to meet her along with Stephanie Garber when the first book was released. And since she lives less than an hour from me, I went to the launch of Fireblood and got the second one personalized as well! The third will be released soon and, if she’s doing an event, I will hopefully have an entire trilogy personalized!

Children of blood and bone

Last, but certainly not least, I would save my ARC copy of Children of Blood and Bone. This is an ARC that I wasn’t supposed to get. I requested it but, due to high demand, they didn’t have any left. My contact at Raincoast Books Canada just happened to find a copy and sent it my way. ARC’s are my pride and joy. Some people prefer a finished copy but ARC’s are something so special for me. And this book was amazing to boot!!




I cheated. I know I did. But we’re all allowed to cheat sometimes! These books all have a special place in my heart for one reason or another and I would go to the ends of the earth to preserve them! Which books would you save from a fire?

Until next time, happy reading!