Once upon a time, on a fabulously long evening, I donned my evil little question hat and came up with evil little questions for the participants of Novel Newcomers to potentially answer.
Let’s just say there were quite a few questions in regards to the apocalypse (worse than the apocalypse is in there – how does having to murder your favorite fictional boyfriend sound?) and I figured nothing would be more fantastic than listing all of the books I would be pining to save in an apocalypse (aside from saving my own self, of course).
I also had this random thought to post this list over at my own blog and post the morbid list of books I would never save in an apocalypse here at In Wonderland. But that probably wouldn’t go over well if I start scaring people away, so I’m just going to go ahead and leave the ultimate list of saving books here and post the other half over on my own blog (where all of my lovely minions who loyally follow me are probably aware I’m secretly evil and won’t mind too much).
And now, the list of epic proportions! (Actually, it was a difficult list to conjure and the majority consists of my favorite 2015 reads I might not have shared during the 12 days of Christmas. Maybe I should have gone with characters.)
Technically that’s seven books, but I’m going to pretend this is the boxed set and therefore counts as one whopping book rather than seven.
(It’s probably not necessary since I’m sure this might be at the top of millions of other lists, but ain’t nobody got time to share Harry Potter with a random stranger in the apocalypse.)
Actually… I would choose Harry Potter any day, but I’m found of this particular saga after I DNFed my very first book ever – that book allowed me to see Twilight from a new perspective.
Also, it’s a cushion of negotiation. I’ll tell Harry Potter fans I’m a fan of Harry Potter so I don’t get killed, and I’ll tell Twilight fans I’m a fan of Twilight so I don’t get killed. But now everyone knows my plan, so… down the drain it goes. 🙁
And yet, I strike again. Rick Riordan’s books are just one of those books with the right dose of humor – I totally need that in an apocalypse – in the right amount of action. Plus, most of my mythology knowledge is thanks to Rick Riordan’s books.
(I wonder why I never actually read The Lightning Thief in fourth grade when it was up for an award nomination. Must have been the old cover.)
Fun fact: Rick Riordan reigns as the author I’ve followed the longest. Julie Kagawa is second.
Diversity at its finest, I tell you.
The first book that nearly rendered me into tears, right next to If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
My favorite retelling of my favorite fairy tale (when I was a kid) set in a dystopia world. (I was an odd kid. Big stuff animals were my thing.)
I can’t stop talking about this special little New Adult Contemporary Romance. The main character is an absolutely adorable genius who tries her attempt at being “normal” and it is hilarious and awkward (the awkwardness is what makes it hilarious).
Marking Time was one of the first requests I received and while I don’t remember much, I totally enjoyed the book with its extremely simple cover.
Speaking of Marking Time, I’ve yet to actually continue on the series. (This is a 2016 goal. To read the second book of the Immortal Descendants series.)
This girl is evil. EVIL I tell you. Yet I love her books nonetheless because Sara sweeps you into a magical fantasy where a girl has no memory of her fallen kingdom yet desires to save it at the same time. (The author also agrees she’s evil.)
Plus, any book with a fantastic love triangle (meaning, I adore both boys), deserves to be saved. I guess that means I need to save The Iron Fey, all of The Infernal Devices (not just one), and maybe, just maybe, the Library Jumpers novels (only the first book came out, so I can’t determine its fate just yet).
There had to be a local author somewhere. Plus, Riley is sassy and awesome and the book is set in the hometown of yours truly.