Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.” Y’all I’m stingy with my books. I don’t share well. I’ve been burned one too many times. I let someone borrow a book, and it’s never returned, the pages have water damage (I’m looking at you mom 😂), or the spine is cracked. So I don’t let people borrow my books. When this week’s topic came up, I laughed because I could literally list every book currently sitting on my shelves. However just because I won’t share my books, doesn’t mean I won’t share books. On the contrary, I actually will buy books that I think my friends will like to share with them instead of letting them borrow my copy 😉 Below you’ll find ten books I’ve shared with friends and family in no particular order. As always, covers/titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).
Top Ten Books I’ve Shared With Friends
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: I shared this book with my mom. She and my dad were heading out to the beach for vacation and I’d just finished my second (possibly) third reread of the series. I gave her my paperback copy. She liked it so well that she bought the rest of the series on her Kindle so she could read it while there. My book alas came back a little soggy 😂 I’ll never let her live that down.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: I lucked up and found an almost complete set of hardcovers of this series when my husband and I were still dating. Y’all I’m old enough to remember the wait between books. I read my first Harry Potter when I was 18, and my husband was lucky enough to read them when the sixth book came out. I bought all of these for us to read together. Best decision ever!
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: Did you know that I taught high school very briefly? Kinda like a fill in position because they knew I’d only be able to stay a year. Anyways, I taught health science occupations in the CTE program (loved doing it too!). I personally read this book when I was in college as a part of an honors program. Well for my class that I taught, I had the honors students read and present their thoughts on death and dying based off the book.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks: Back to my teaching days, again 😉 This book deals with not only death and dying (which y’all if you work in healthcare you will deal with it on a daily basis), but also coming of age. It was a perfect book in my opinion for my high schoolers to read. And y’all I was shocked at the results. They enjoyed it, had healthy discussions about the books, and one of the boys admitted to crying at the ending. Success 🙌
Awaken: New Bloods Trilogy by Michelle Bryan: I’ve bought this book more than once in eformat for family and friends. I’ve also hosted and given it away on the blog. It is one of my favorite indie books, combining my love of dystopia and fantasy.
Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington: Y’all I’m obsessed with this book. I’ve read it more times than I can count. Last I checked it was a freebie so if you don’t have a copy, grab one. Before it was a freebie though, I bought it for giveaways on the blog and shared with everyone that would listen to me ramble about it.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines: Another purchase for my hubby. I read the ebook of this and really enjoyed it. I knew my husband would (he has Chip’s sense of humor) so I found a hardcover for him.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: Alas another paperback gone to a watery death….*cough* Mom *cough* 😂 I let her borrow this one because she was watching and enjoying the HBO series. Needless to say she read the end, got mad and refused to read anymore. Her favorite character was Lafayette. 🤣 I guess it was kinda mean of me.
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson: Patterson is one of the only crime writers I’ll read. Probably because I’m not a big crime fan and his aren’t too scary. I don’t want to be looking around corners and sleeping with the lights on y’all….honestly I already do that last one until my hubby comes to bed. I purchased two of the Alex Cross books (I can’t remember exactly which ones) for my dad who doesn’t read much. He loved them.
Your Turn! What books are you stingy with? Do you share any? Why or why not? Share below