Top Ten Tuesday #28: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch


Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 21st, 2019) topic is:  Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.


This is a bit of a weird post for me because I really don’t lend out my books and no one asks LOL I don’t have really any reader friends and any that I do have probably wouldn’t be interested in most of my stuff (thank god!).  I’ll tackle this week as if people do ask and what are some books that I would never lend out for various reasons.  Out let’s do this!

Six of Crows Collector’s Edition
I haven’t even read this book yet but I had to get it.  I know I’ll love the book and this edition has beautiful full color illustrations at the back.


Cruel Prince and Wicked King Exclusive Owlcrate Editions
People seem to be selling these for crazy amounts of money now, so I don’t want my copies getting ruined.  I really like the covers and they are signed, so they need to be protected at all costs!


Harry Potter Illustrated Editions
I’m obsessed with these and I wish more books would put out these edition (Narnia, please?!?!!?). They are just stunning and I can’t wait until the entire collection is out.


The Andrew Lang Fairy Books
This is more of a sentimental thing.  I grew up on these books.  My mom always read to me from them and they aren’t the cheapest to replace.  My collection isn’t in great shape but they are well loved and treasured.

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My Graphic Novel Collection
Yep, all of them.  They are really expensive to collect and I don’t have a pile but the ones I have I want to keep them in good condition and I’d be upset if I had to start replacing some.


Barnes and Nobles Classic Collector’s Editions
I have a bunch of these and plan on doing a post about it at some point, but there is no way I’d lend these out.  I use them for decoration more than anything and I had them shipped from the states to Canada – those things are very heavy, it wasn’t cheap by any means.

City of Bones Collector’s Edition
I just can’t really imagine lending out collector’s editions period.  They are more for looking at from a distance LOL This has all kind of little goodies inside such as full colored illustrations.


Throne of Glass Collector’s Edition
Yet again, another CE that I wouldn’t been keen to let others get their grubby hands on.  It’s stunning to look and looks amazing on my shelf.


He-Man – She-Ra Complete Episode Guide
This book weighs EASILY 20lbs, not sure who would even want to borrow this one LOL

Anything Signed by the Author
I probably wouldn’t let a book that was signed by the author go, it seems too special to me.  At least any of the ones I really treasure.


That’s a few of my DO NOT TOUCH items! Did we have any of the same? Let me know what your biggest do not touch item is!





43 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #28: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

  1. Collector and special editions *nods* those would be tough to lend out, for sure. In fact I have the same issue- I don’t really have a lot of people wanting to borrow books, so thankfully this isn’t really an issue very often lol! And that He-Man and She-Ra episode guide looks FABULOUS! How fun…

    I love those Barnes & Noble Classic editions BTW- those are so nice!!


  2. You’re right, graphic novels are expensive. I did let my boy borrow my Legend graphic novels, but he finished them in a day, so I wasn’t without them long. And they didn’t leave my house.

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  3. You’ve got some gorgeous books I can understand why you wouldn’t let them go. I don’t lend out anymore BUT I put a twist on this week as I have children to whom nothing is sacred!! Plus I want them to read!!!

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    1. I think I would be like that if I had good experiences with it. I have a ton of movies and everytime I have lent one out over the years, it has never come back LOL I am pretty wary about lending, unless it was to family or someone really trusted. That is amazing that you and your best friends could share like that. None of my friends that live here would even be remotely interested in borrowing my books in the first place LOL


      1. I mean that is totally fair, my friend is pretty trustworthy when it comes to borrowing books and when I was at Uni, my other friend was my flatmate, so my books never went very far! Ah that’s a shame.

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  4. My books are generally hands off but touching my signed books carries a risk. People can read the spines of my books but they need to keep their hands off.

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  5. Oh my gosh, that Six of Crows collector’s edition is gorgeous. *drools* I LOVE the Holly Black Owlcrate covers. They’re so much prettier than the normal covers, in my opinion. The Throne of Glass collector’s edition is so pretty, too!

    No one I know really reads the books I do, either, and I’m so thankful for that. Saves me from having to tell them no. xD


  6. Ooh nice ones! I should’ve included that special edition of Six of Crows too! But I pretty much never allow anyone to borrow a book from me! They’re all too precious! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!


  7. I don’t have many people I lend books to, either–it’s usually just my mom if anyone! I love the HP illustrated editions so much, I totally wish they made them for more series, also. I also love those ANdrew Lang Fairy books, what a lovely collection to have, especially with the sentimental value attached. 🙂


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