Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Don’t Loan Out

Top Ten Tuesday

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.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.

Rachel Caine signed books

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.

Vintage Classics

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.

Little Black Classics

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.

A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin

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.

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

7. Puffin Classics
This is another small collection that I don’t lend out.

Puffin Classics

8. Penguin Modern Classics
I only have a few of these books, but I prefer the ones I have not get lost.

Modern Classics

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.

Children's Books

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.

Home library bookshelves

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Don’t Loan Out

  1. Wow, lots of collections here. As you get older (I am in my 60s) you start sharing and passing things on to others. I no longer have any books that I won’t loan out. If I haven’t read it, obviously it isn’t going anywhere, but once finished, I pass them on. Love all your important books and why they are important.

  2. You have so many wonderful collections and they are all so beautifully arranged! I do agree with you that it’s difficult to loan out a book that feels special, I probably wouldn’t let anyone borrow one from one of those collections either!

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