Monday, March 17, 2014

[Coffee Shop Talks] Books I Would Save

In the debate of print books vs. e-books, this is another win for electronics. If a disaster hit.. flood, fire, tornado, or an invasion of bloodthirsty vampires.. my kindle would be one of the first things I would save. The list goes something like purse, jewelry, family photos, and then kindle. It holds a lot of my favorites over the past few years, but I still have some favorites that are in print. Here are the ones that I would save first.

Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

It's not often that I re-read books, but I've read the fourth book in the Night Huntress series three times now. The first time was in 2009 when I discovered Jeaniene Frost, then I read it again in 2010 and 2011. I love all of the crazy emotional drama between Cat & Bones and I love how intense the ending is. The whole series is great, but the fourth installment is my favorite. I'm sure that I'll be reading it again...and again.

Killbox by Ann Aguirre

Sirantha Jax is such an amazing series and I remember thinking that giving Killbox 5 stars just didn't seem like enough. I used to put sticky notes in my books to mark pages that had quotes I liked and this one was filled with them. I loved the world, the characters, the emotional angst, the war, and even the cliffhanger. It was perfect.

Alpha by Rachel Vincent

I'll admit this series had me tearing up several times. That rarely happens to me. Alpha was incredibly nerve-racking and I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. Also, there was an exceptionally hot scene between Faythe and Marc that I had to read more than once and I'm looking forward to reading it again.

City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane

It's no secret that I consider Downside Ghosts to be the best series ever written. I have the first three in print, but the remaining books are on my kindle. Of the three that are on my bookshelf, City of Ghosts is undoubtedly the best. It's gut-wrenching and made my heart ache. If I could only escape with one book, this would be it.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

I've re-read Bitten more times than any other book I own. I even purchased a second copy because the first one was starting to look a little rough. I fell hard for Clayton Danvers and this series is responsible for my fascination with werewolves. I have to have Clay & Elena in my life and would quickly grab this book if I was on the run.

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

The Charley Davidson series has a lot of what most UF series possess, a strong female lead, a hot & mysterious guy, an imaginative world, and intense action scenes. What it has that most of the others don't is a lot of humor. I don't often read stories that make me laugh out loud, but every installment in this series has had me cracking up at some point. Charley is crazy, Reyes is delicious, and the entertainment is nonstop. Even the author is amazingly cool. I have books 1 & 2 in hardcover. The rest are on my kindle. 



Bregje said...

Let's hope it never comes to the point where I'll have to choose what books to save... I would probably save my copy of the last Harry Potter book, Pride & Prejudice and The Secret Garden. Eventhough I haven't read the Secret Garden in years, it is probably my favorite book from my childhood.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I've both read and agree with all of your picks, except I may have to save more than one Kelley Armstrong book. LOL And, I haven't read any of Ann Aguirre's but now I'll probably have to rectify that.

Danielle Romero said...

urgh I loved this topic and totally spaced with wedding stuff on the brain :( Great picks tho!!! I'm obsessed with Alpha, I wish the series hadn't ended!

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

The only down fall to the ereaders in the case that world is ending..... we couldn't charge them.

I agree with Frost and Kane.

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