Question: It’s The Apocalypse –What 5 Books Are You Saving?

Posted March 7, 2012 by Carmel in / 27 Comments

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It’s 2012.
The apocalypse is supposed to happen this year.
The electrical grids are going to fail.
Water is scarce.
Makeup is no longer and you are looking scarier by the day.
You and your family are setting off on foot across the country.
(Why does that always happen in the apocalypse?)
There is just enough room in Little Tommy’s wagon for five books.
What five books are you taking to read and reread for the rest of your (probably really shortened) life?

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

For me, this book sums up what it means to be human. The story is brilliantly written and I think this novel would never fail give me hope in a world without any.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

I recently finished re-reading this one and was reminded once again as to why it’s my all-time favorite werewolf book. I’m only picking one wolfish read to take with me but really, this is the only one you’ll ever need!

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

It’s brutal only being able to bring one book from this series because every installment is phenomenal but it’s better than nothing! I think this hopelessly romantic, impossible love story would succeed in keeping both my body and my heart warm during the toughest of times.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

This book is one of those rare gems that keeps you coming back for more. No matter how many times I read it, I always discover something new; which is exactly what I’ll need given the amount of free time I’ll have on my hands!

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

My list would not be complete without some good old fashioned chick-lit to lighten things up. I devoured this series the first time I read it and I’d be more than happy to do so again, and again, and again…

What about you?

What Five Books Will You Save?

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27 responses to “Question: It’s The Apocalypse –What 5 Books Are You Saving?

  1. Life of Pi is an interesting choice. For me, I might go with:

    Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys
    Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations
    a good horror anthology like Joyce Carol Oates’ American Gothic or something
    something by Roald Dahl, The Witches maybe
    and a Stephen King novel probably.

  2. Na

    I’m saving Outlander and Gone With the Wind. Both of which I haven’t read but should really read. The other three will likely be my keepers…but I have more than three 🙁

  3. The one book that comes immediately to mind is Stephen King’s The Stand, a good self-help book to have with you if you survive an apocalypse.

  4. You’d make us choose?! Really? 🙁

    Ok I’d save Swan Song by Robert McCammon, Under the Dome by Stephen King, The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, a big old classic (maybe War & Peace) and for a zombie fix, Patrick D’Orazio’s The Dark Trilogy.

  5. I’d have to save The Hunger Games, Under the Dome, Tiger’s Curse, Immortal Hope, and Across the Universe. They’re all awesome in their own special way and never get old.

  6. Awesome question but so difficult to answer!
    1. Bitten (yes, I liked your choice because I would for sure need a werewolf book and Clay & Elena are my favorite couple in that department)2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen-One of my absolute favorite books 3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I may have cried my eyes out at the end of this book, but I laughed a lot too & I love his writing) 4. Lover Awakened-BDB series (because I love Zsadist & this is my favorite book of the series. Plus, I definitely need a PNR w/me)5.First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (because the humor alone in this book is worth it)

  7. First, I would lament the loss of my collection, then I would take…
    Tolkien’s: The Silmarillion, The Robert E. Howard Omnibus, Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, The Douay-Rheims Bible, and Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.

    Years later, I would dig around the ruins for other literary greats.