Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island | Top 10 Tuesdays

Welcome back, it’s Tuesday, which mean’s it’s also Top 10 Tuesdays, which is now hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl, make sure to check her blog out!

Better late than never!

Anyways, here’s the list:

The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

One of my favorite books of all time, so of course I’m going to want it on my deserted island. Added bonus: it’s long! So a lot of story to read.

Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen

I wiffle-waffled about which Austen book I’d bring, because I’m obviously going to bring an Austen to my deserted island. I chose P&P because I love the dynamic between the characters, I get something new out of it every time, and the story is a classic. In all honesty, I’m sure there’s a “Complete Works of Austen” book out there and I’d truly bring that if I could.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

I mean, the Bard is awesome, I get so much out of his plays, and hey, on my deserted island, I’ve got to entertain myself somehow, so maybe I’ll put on a one-woman version of them all. Why not? I’m sure I’ll have the time.

The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern

This book is just so rich in description and atmosphere, it takes you to a whole other place, which is just perfect for a deserted island because I’m sure I’ll want to imagine I’m somewhere else. This is the book to do it.

The Martian | Andy Weir

Everyone needs to laugh while on a deserted island, and this book makes me laugh so much! I definitely need it with me. Also it’s another great escape book.

Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine

This is probably my favorite book of all time (I say probably because it truly is hard to have a favorite book), so I’m definitely bringing it with me.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton

This book is just so mysterious! I need a little brain-teaser to keep me occupied on the island. I think this book is a little like the movie Inception where you catch something new every time, so this would be a great pick. Plus the writing is excellent!

Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie

Another classic, but I must have it. I knew I would bring an Agatha Christie with me and I did agonize over which one, but I’ve decided on this one because it’s just so much fun.

The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang

Okay, it took me a while to decide what romance I would bring with me (of course I’m bringing a romance, they’re so entertaining!), and I finally decided on this one, simply because it’s just so cute, so smart, and I love it. I did debate on whether to bring this or Heart Principle but I decided that Kiss Quotient should be the one because I read it first and it there for has nostalgia for me.

A Room with a View | E.M. Forester

Another of my favorite books. The language of this book just sings. I would love to read it over and over, it is so beautiful, so another obvious pick to bring with me.

How about you?

What are some books you would bring with you to a deserted island? Please post yours in the comments and share the love! I hope you enjoyed the post and thank you for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island | Top 10 Tuesdays

  1. Neat that you chose a mix of classics and modern books. And the Shakespeare book would keep you reading for quite a while! I don’t know which 10 books I’d chose, but I’ve have 3 at the top of my mind: “Don Quixote,” “Infinite Jest,” and “Gravity’s Rainbow.” These weighty books have intimidated me, since I feel that I don’t have the focus to give them proper attention. Eventually, I’d really like to get around to reading them.

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    1. Sounds like a good plan! Picking longer books is definitely a smart move because there’s more to consume and it gives you more food for thought!

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  2. I’d certainly take Pride and Prejudice and Shakespeare too! Being stuck on a desert island would give me the opportunity to read the Shakespeare works I want to read and haven’t had the chance to yet.

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