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The Books That Have Moved Across the Country With Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted on The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is a throwback freebie, so I’ve opted to give you a list of books that I loved when I was living in Nova Scotia and took with me when I moved to Alberta. So these are all books I loved in high school and university and wanted to keep for the long term.


So this one actually hasn’t made it to Alberta yet, because it’s big and heavy and expensive to ship. But it’s packed and ready to go as soon as I do another box from back home.


I got this book when it first came out, and I think I’ve taken it everywhere with me since. It’s just one of those books I can’t bring myself to let go of, so it keeps getting hauled around as I move.


This was one of my favourite books in later elementary, and though I’m not a huge fan of the rest of the series, this first one is great. A fun walk down memory lane if nothing else.


This was another book from my late elementary days that I adored. It’s not as good now that I’m grown up, but it’s done a lot of travelling with me, and I honestly never saw it outside of wherever I first bought the series. I only have the first one, opting to let the other two go.


I love this book and hate it at the same time. But it was something I read a lot during a rough period of my life, so it’s got a lot of memories attached to it. So it follows me around.


I read this book in grade eleven English, and absolutely loved it. Technically, I had to buy own copy here because my mom caught me trying to take hers when I moved and took it back. But it’s close enough.


This book is so good. I’ve been hauling it around since second year university.


This is my all time favourite Jodi Picoult book, and even though my copy isn’t that old, it’s falling apart. I’ve actually been super keen to reread it, and maybe do a proper review for it.


This is one of my all time favourite books. My copy is losing pages, all weirdly discoloured, and more worn than it probably should be. But I can’t bring myself to replace it, because I’ve been hauling it around for about 15 years now.


Okay, technically I replaced the entire series and bought a box set when I moved. But that was because my CoS book was unreadable, and my mom wanted to keep them for herself. But I haven’t been without one of these books since I was eight years old.

What books can you not bring yourself to go without? Let me know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “The Books That Have Moved Across the Country With Me

  1. The classics are books I will probably keep as time goes on: Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Les Misérables, Don Quixote, Oliver Twist, and the newest classics of the pile: Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Hunchback of Notre.

    I don’t like the book of Wicked, but I have a special copy where a church friend was at a book signing event where the author was there and bought the book and had the author sign Wicked and draw a picture of Elphaba so that is one to keep.

    More books probably could travel with me because I love to read

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