Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top 10 Books to Bring on a Desert Island

Inspired by the Broke and the Bookish!

What ten books would you bring with you if stranded on a dessert island?

  1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - I love Sherlock Holmes! This gigantic book would certainly tide me over for quite awhile!

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - If I can't bring all my Harry Potter books, then I'd bring this one. Once again, because it's huge, and second, it's probably my favorite.

  3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - I've had this one awhile, but have been too busy to start reading it...I'm doubting I'm going to be too busy on this deserted island.

  4. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - Since I'm kind of a wimp, I'm also thinking that I may die on this island. If that's the case, I can't die without knowing what happens in the third book of the Outlander series. Bonus: It's ginormous.

  5. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George - I'm trying to narrow my list down to only one Tudor book, and this is my pick. It's awesome.

  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - I simply can't imagine being anywhere for a long period of time without this book. It's very special to me.

  7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - another series I've been meaning to get around to. I have a nice big volume with all the books in one. No cheating here!

  8. The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitzer - I got bored trying to read this book the first time around....and since I'll have nothing else to do, why not? Plus, I love the Beatles.

  9. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - Another must-read epic.

  10. Helen of Troy by Margaret George - I'll be alone and jealous that Helen of Troy is cooler than me.
I'm pretty sure that all of these books are at least 800 pages. I'll be busy for awhile.


  1. Oooh Les Miserables. I should have put that one on to tackle!

  2. I was just commenting on another blog how much I love Les Mis, although it's not on my list. However, Narnia and Avalon are. :)

  3. I did the same with HP, though I have a hard time choosing between that one and Half-Blood Prince.

  4. They have Harry Potter box sets right? Or I could just stuff it into one big book. I like them all too much!

    I am looking forward to Les Miserables..and Narnia and Avalon....man, if this island were real, I'd actually enjoy it a lot :)

  5. I love the Beatles too. I could geek out about them forever... but I get bored trying to read Beatles biographies as well. Hah. It's a funny thing.



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