Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Ten books on a desert island!

This is in response to the weekly feature/meme, Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and the Bookish, another blog I write for. Check out that post!

Here are my top ten books I would definitely want if I were to be stuck on a desert island.

1. The Bible: This is a must-have. Not only is it my faith, but I haven't read through it completely and this would be the perfect chance, right? Plus, it's super long.

2. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle): I know this was in my childhood favorites, but it still stands as a favorite today. I only vaguely remember reading it for the first time, and I have no idea how many times I've read it, but I know it's been more than once.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee): A perennial favorite, I can just pick this one up, open it to a random page and start reading.

4. Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech): Another one I've read and reread. It's long due for another reread, and I think I'll pick it up after my summer course ends (not much time for recreational reading unfortunately).

5. A Voice in the Wind (Katherine Lasky): Yet another childhood favorite I've read, this one probably at least five or six times. I still love it each time I read it.

6. Some kind of cookbook that will tell me how to prepare the delicious native food to whatever island I'm on. I'm sure one exists, I'm just too lazy to do a search. Plus I have NO idea how to cook in the great outdoors, and I need some sort of instruction.

7. The Complete Works of Shakespeare: I have read some, but not all. This is as good a time as any to complete my Shakespearean education, no?

8. East of Eden: I figure I should bring at least one book I've never read before. This one is pretty thick and I've heard rave reviews, including from Lori of The Coffee Girl.

9. Anne of Green Gables: I haven't read this in years, but it's long and I never tired of reading about Anne's adventures. I remember reading the children's abridged edition with pictures and not wanting it to end, so I picked up the unabridged edition. Good choice.

10. My old and tattered copy of Jane Eyre: It has to be this copy, as it's been with me for at least 10 years and has gone through at least three readings.

Well, there you have it! Since most of these are young adult books, or books that I read as a young adult, I find it completely appropriate to include it in a young adult book blog. What would you choose?


  1. Yes! East of Eden is an awesome choice, especially if you have the Bible nearby. Reading Genesis is essential to EoE. :)

  2. Hooray! I like making good choices.

  3. Ah! Good idea with the cook book! And I'm realizing I really should have put East of Eden on my list too! And I'm right there with you on having the Bible!


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