Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.
I usually don’t mind loaning books out, but there are some books I don’t lend. The books not loaned are mainly books that are part of a set or because I haven’t yet read them and plan to in the near future.
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have several copies of this book. Some copies I will loan out, others aren’t leaving my home library.
2. Stillhouse Lake and Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
I have signed copies of this book. Rachel Caine is one of my favorite authors, and I went to a book signing for these.
3. Vintage Classics (Red Spines)
I have a small collection of these books, and don’t plan on lending of them out. Some of these books I have other copies of, so I’ll happily share those instead.
4. Little Black Classics set
I have the first 80 books in this set by Penguin. I don’t want to lose track of any of the books.
5. A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin
I haven’t yet finished reading these books, but plan on finishing them this year.
6. The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman
I haven’t read all of these yet, but it’s another one I plan on catching up on this year.
7. Puffin Classics
This is another small collection that I don’t lend out.
8. Penguin Modern Classics
I only have a few of these books, but I prefer the ones I have not get lost.
9. Assorted children’s books
My son has his favorites and we reread the same books. His favorites aren’t going anyway. His favorites change weekly though, so we keep a variety of books on his shelves for any occasion.
10. Any book on my upcoming TBR
Some of the books I own are on my to-read list for this year, so I’d rather not loan them out until I’ve read them. I’ll stick with loaning out books I’ve read or books I have no intention of reading in the near future. Since I don’t have my upcoming to-read books shelved separately, I’ll just post a photo of a wall of bookshelves. I’m guessing I’ve read about half of these.