Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
Hey everyone! Another Tuesday, another Top Ten Tuesday post!
This week’s topic is all about books that have a special place in my heart. This was a weird one for me to write because I’m not super sentimental about my books. However, after a quick survey of my shelves I did come up with ten books that I think are genuinely special to me for whatever reason. I think the fact that they all looked… well used… will show you that they are special to me and I will hopefully manage to explain why without sounding like a crazy person with too much love for a book.
My first copy of The Hobbit
This is probably (no, definitely) my most prized book. It’s a old and worn version of The Hobbit that I remember my dad reading to me when I was young, and I have read MANY times since. It definitely does not have a school library stamp from my old primary school on the inside… Nope, it doesn’t….
My old copies of The Lord of The Rings
Yay! More Tolkien! I remember buying these when the films first came out. I would have been twelve when the first film came out, so these are pretty old… And boy do they look it! I have loads of terrible sketches on the inside covers as well! Teenage me was a monster, clearly.
An old copy of The House at Pooh Corner
I’m pretty sure this one belonged to my older brother before me. It’s pretty old (printed in 1979) and it has lost its dustcover. Don’t ask me where it is. I had kind of forgotten about this one until this year, if I am honest. My partner is pregnant and I have been reading it to the bump and look forward to reading it to the baby once it is born as well! I am slightly peeved that I haven’t been able to find matching copies of the other Winnie the Pooh books.
A copy of Dear Zoo
This isn’t an old book, at least the copy I own. It is brand new, but its sentimental value comes from the fact that I have been reading it to the bump. I had this book as child, you see. It’s a classic picture book! Plus, it only takes like 2 minutes to read. Can I add it to my Goodreads target? I’d hit my yearly read target very quickly if picture books counted!
My copy of the Mordheim Rules
A strange one to add as it isn’t a novel or anything, but I am struggling with the whole sentimental book copies now! Mordheim is a miniature skirmish game that I played as a child with my brother. This game came out when I was about 10 (maybe 9) and was what first got me into miniature war-gaming, which I absolutely loved until a few years ago. Work and time commitments have kind of gotten rid of me playing anything these days, but hey, I still have my Warhammer armies in the loft!
My copies of The Grail Quest trilogy
These ones are stretching the sentimental value, I suppose. But I have had them for a long time, so I am counting them. I remember picking up the first one (Harlequin) in an airport when I hadn’t packed a book as teenager. I absolutely loved it and got the others as soon as I got home!
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So, there are ten books that are special to me. I know I cheated a little bit with the two trilogies, but honestly, without that I wouldn’t have made ten books!
Have a good Tuesday!