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I just finished up a two-part series on YouTube about my end of the world keeper shelf. Like, the books I would want to have in the event of an electricity-ending dire emergency. I’m not sure what it says about me that I think this is more likely than being stranded on a desert island with a pile of paperbacks, but that is genuinely how I think about these books. To hear the reasons why all these books are on my actual, physical keeper shelf, tune into the videos, part one: paranormals and contemporaries and part two: historical romances.
Fanta C by Sandra Brown (sadly out of print–try Thriftbooks: use this link for 15% off your first order)
Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
Lightning That Lingers by Sharon and Tom Curtis
Stealing Mr. Right by Tamara Morgan
Glitterland by Alexis Hall
For Real by Alexis Hall
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner
Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins
And that’s all the books on my keeper shelf. Out of the 569 paperbacks I own, 18 of them are books I’ve already read and decided to keep. That right there is why I’m not buying books this year.
So do you reread books? What’s on your end of the world keeper shelf?
January 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm
Oh wow! I’ve never met anyone else who has Beauty by Robin McKinley as a part of their permanent collection. I’ve been reading it at least once a year since I was a teenager. I’ve also been collecting the Spires series. I know better than to start reading a series without having all the books. I laughed at your declaration of 569 paperbacks. I have an entire library, now that my son has moved out. I think I have more paperbacks on just one of my shelves than you. Good luck with not purchasing any more. I’ve tried keeping that promise and have finally given up. Thanks for the great list! It’s given me a few new books to look up and try.