Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is:
Now books to me can be replaced. The ones I would save from my house if it were burning down would be the ones that I got signed by the author.
Therefore, all of my selections this week are signed books:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Signed copy, first edition. Need I say more?
Paper Towns by John Green
After TFIOS, Paper Towns is my favorite John Green novel. And unlike TFIOS, Paper Towns is actually signed TO ME. Every so often, I pull the book at my shelf just to look at John Green's writing of my name. Is that weird?
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Whale Talk is by far my favorite Chris Crutcher book. It is so emotionally wrenching but an important book to read. I met Chris at NCTE back in November and was able to tell him how much the book meant to me.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I remember going to the event for this book back in October and being completely enraptured by Laini's presentation. She wasn't showy and didn't make a big spectacle. Instead, she was quietly dignified. In fact, for someone who has bright pink hair, I was amazed at how quiet and almost introverted she is.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Despite having a ridiculously long signing line at NCTE, Laurie Halse Anderson made time to talk to every person and listen to their story, and even pose for pictures if they wanted.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Same as above.
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Kenneth Oppel doesn't get as much publicity and recognition as I think he should. Maybe he does in Canada, where he's from, but here in the US, dude needs to be given way more props. He is such an amazing author and I was grateful to have met him at NCTE for him to sign all of my favorite books. Half Brother is my all-time favorite Kenneth Oppel book that I would want to save.
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Again, meeting M.T. at NCTE was such a thrilling experience. He was so gracious and spent a few minutes chatting with me since he didn't have a line. (There's something wrong with the world if M.T. Anderson doesn't have a line!)
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller