This is a weekly feature hosted by the amazing blog the Broke and the Bookish. Due to a hugely busy schedule, I haven’t participated in a few weeks, but I thought I would try to get back into it today. The topic for today is “the top 10 books I would want on a deserted island. Instead of spending too much time thinking about this one, I’m going to list the top 10 books that first come to mind:
1. East of Eden by Steinbeck – I have mentioned this book on my blog before, because I just love it. It’s also a story that I could read over and over again and never tire of it. There are just so many levels to this book that I get something different out of it each and every time I re-read it.
2. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – Another one of my favourite books. It’s also over 1000 pages long, so I figure it will help me pass the time if I’m stranded on this island for a while.
3. Winter of the World by Ken Follett – This is the second book in the Century Trilogy (prequels to Pillars). I haven’t read it yet, although I can’t wait to do so. I read Fall of Giants right when it came out, but it took me forever to finish it because it was huge! At over 1000 pages and hardcover – I couldn’t take it on the subway to work and I couldn’t lug it around with me everywhere. So, for the second book in the series I have been waiting for the paperback version to come out. But, I would take the hardcover version on the island. I can’t wait to read this one!
4. The Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty – Can I choose the whole series as one book? Whatever, I’m doing it. Love this series and I think I could re-read it a million times and never get bored. And Marcus Flutie could keep me company. Win-win.
5. Seduction and Snacks and/or Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec – If I’m allowed to take both, I will take both! These books are adult fiction (with steam) and they are incredible – I love the characters, the story, just everything. They are hilarious! Like laugh out loud funny. And being stranded on a deserted island I might need some humour.
6. Easy by Tammara Webber – I really liked this book, and I figure having a swoon-worthy guy to read about would help pass the time.
7. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta – This is the final book in the Lumatere Chronicles, and although it won’t be released in the US or Canada until March 2013, it’s out in Australia so I figure it’s fair game. For those of you who frequent my blog, you know how much I love the other books in the series, and Marchetta in general. She is freakin awesome! I cannot wait to get my hands on this one!!
8. Anything from the Wilder Series, Lucky Harbour Series or Berkeley Series by Jill Shalvis – I love all of the books in these series, so I really could be happy reading any of them. The Wilder Series is more focussed on the outdoors, so maybe with those books I could get some helpul survival hints? In any event, each of the books have a super hot male lead to lust after and a strong female lead you don’t want to throw the book at to stop her stupidity.
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green – I haven’t been able to finish this book so I figure if I have all the time in the world on my island, I wouldn’t have any more excuses. I know, I know, everyone else loves this book. I don’t know whether it’s the subject matter – because as a teenager I lost two friends in two terrible accidents, or what, but I just couldn’t read on. I would like to finish it because I hate leaving books unfinished, but I just haven’t been ready yet.
10. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels – Because it’s my favourite book of all time, and I can’t imagine living without it. Especially if left on a deserted island. It’s an incredible story of strength, courage, and overcoming the most impossible of evils. It would inspire the hope I would need to survive.
11. If I got to bring an extra book, I would bring any Simon and Garfinkle songbooks I could find. Their music is just amazing, and I guess it would get pretty boring on the island so I could have a sing-a-long. Especially if nobody else is around because my singing voice is horrible! (I can admit it). Plus, their songs really are poetry, so it would be like having an extra book with me.
Which books would you bring?