Sunday, August 24, 2014

[Bout of Books] 5 Book Challenge

Bout of Books

Alright, I'm back on track with challenges! Today's challenge comes from Taking Steps Into Another World. Here is the situation:

It is 11:00 PM on a Sunday night. You are laying in bed thinking about all of the things you must do the next day. Tasks of the coming days consume your thoughts and while your mind is somewhere else you are caught off guard by a flash in the sky that is followed by a large wailing screech that pierces the air and shatters your bedroom window. Slowly you move to the window and what you see catches your breathe and causes you to stumble back a few steps. The aliens (at least you think they are aliens) have began to enter the city and destroy everything that is in their path. Through the window your view is consumed with destruction, screaming people and large flames that are dancing across the city at a fast pace. You notice that the creatures are heading in your direction and you realize you probably have about fifteen minutes before they reach your home. That means you have only about ten minutes to gather your belongings and escape before you are caught in the attack from the aliens invading the city.

Given the short amount of time you are only able to take 5 books with you. What books would you pick to take with you as you escape and prepare for the end of the world. Would you choose books that would help you survive in the post-apocalyptic world ,books for pleasure that would make you happy and take you to a fantasy reality or books that you can’t live without?

So I choose......

Angelfall by Susan Ee: Penryn is someone I would follow in a post-apocalyptic world. She's loyal, resourceful and isn't picky about what she has to eat. 

Feed by Mira Grant:  This book will prepare me for a world post zombie (or even alien I guess) disaster. 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: There is a pretty big chance that the aliens will win, so I gotta know what will happen to humanity if we are enslaved! Also, I love this novel's romance, it'll make me happy while we're being terrorized. 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: This one should be pretty self-explanatory. 

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan: I'm going to need to read this one just to block out the scary world 

What books would you bring? 


  1. Such a hard question! Can I not take my kindle, and a solar powered battery charger instead? ;) Kelley Armstrong's Bitten would be at the top of my list, but as for the other 4... *shrugs* Obviously, I'm impractical so I'd take pleasure reads instead of post-apocalyptic survival type ones. Kudos to you though for opting to grab the latter.

    1. LoL this is true! eReaders would solve this dilemma!

      I figured I'd balance the practical with the impractical, because let's be honest...I'm not going to survive an alien takeover!


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