Hi Bookworms! Writing 4-5 book reviews a week is kind of intense. So! I decided to join a little tradition the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish started known as Top Ten Tuesday. Every week there is a new category and book nerds like myself make top ten lists.
Today’s category is: Top Ten Books For I’d Want on a Deserted Island
I’m going to make a few assumptions here. First, I’m assuming that these books are primarily for entertainment value. I mean really, who wants to read a list of books that’s all local field guilds and raft building for dummies? Nobody, that’s who. So. Here goes.
- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. It’s a great story I could read over and over again. Plus, it’s really long. If I’m going to have THAT much time on my hands, I want something with substantial.
- Harry Potter by JK Rowling. Yes, I’m completely aware that this is TECHNICALLY 7 books. However, this is my imaginary island, so there is no reason I can’t be the proud owner of the world’s first single bound edition of the HP saga. Is explanation as to why even necessary? I mean, the only danger here is that I become even more fixated on the fact I can’t apparate. Still bitter.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The whole friggin series, again. I am trying to max out my pages here, people. Jamie and Claire have pretty much the greatest love story of all time. Anthologies, people. Imagine with me!
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I love historical fiction- the longer the better. Epic tales of medieval chaos? Yes please.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. I’ve discussed by limitations with Shakespeare, but I’m thinking that if I were stranded on a desert island. I could really get into the plays by putting on productions with coconuts. I’d totally carve a realistic coconut skull for Poor Yorrick to get my soliloquy on.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It’s one of my favorites, and Jane is possibly the greatest heroine literature has ever known.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This is another big long tome, all the better for having endless time on your hands. Bonus? I know the entire soundtrack to the musical, so I totally have a mental symphony going on while I read. Book, music, all in one. Winning!
- The Stand by Stephen King. Nice and long. Epic tale of good and evil. Reminder to watch out for sketchy characters like Randall Flagg.
- Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven by Fannie Flagg. Fannie Flagg is my happy place. I always feel uplifted and smiley when I finish one of her novels.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The March girls’ trials and tribulations would put my “stuck on a deserted island” plight into perspective. Bwahahahha no it wouldn’t! But escapism is an under-rated diversion.