Top Five Friday – Books To Take To The Afterlife

I’m back to doing Top Five Friday! This week I’m taking a dream quest, and showing you all what books would be in my own personal heaven. If I’m going to die, these books better be in the afterlife with me.

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1) Magnus Chase And The Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

Because this book is amazing, and I could read it over and over again for eternity without getting bored. Also, give me my Blitz/Heartstone!

2) Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

I need at least one Harry Potter book in this life and the next, and this book happens to be my favourite in the series. Also, if I end up in a fictional afterlife, I could meet Lily and James!

3) Leaves Of Grass – Walt Whitman

Trying to balance this out, I’m choosing a poetry book to come to the afterlife with me. I love Whitman’s poetry, especially this anthology. My favourite quote is from verse 52 of ‘Song of Myself’ –

The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering.
I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable;
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

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4) One Direction: Where We Are

I gotta have my boys, right? This is the one of their books I actually possess, and I love it. The cover is simple, and I love hearing their thoughts on their career. Also, this has Zayn in it, so no complaints.

5) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Balancing my choices out more here, but I do enjoy reading Wuthering Heights. It’s a Romeo and Juliet story against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors. Mm, I love me some Heathcliff.

What would be the five books you’d take to the afterlife with you? What books would be in your personal heaven?

Happy reading!

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