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Today’s Top 10: Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island
The first thing I thought of was survival books! So, I decided for this challenge I would be on a deserted island where I did not need to struggle to survive, but just had lots of time to read.
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. This was one of the first BIG books I read as a child and it has so many memories for me. Plus at over 1000 pages, it will keep me busy for a while!
#2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss. I thought one book about a family trying to survive on a deserted island would help me survive also.
#3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I just love this book. I think it’s the relationship between a single father and his children that makes this so special to me.
#3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is a long, fantastic book. I read it years ago, and this book is so detailed that I could easily read it over and over again.
#4. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is a long-sweeping family drama set in Australia. I read it years ago, and would love to have the time to read it again.
#5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery is such a sweet, delightful book, and will bring back memories for me as a child. I can read this one over and over again.
#6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J. K. Rowling is a nice long book, that is perfect to escape into. I haven’t read it since it came out. And it’s a book with so many details, that I could easily enjoy reading this over and over again.
#7. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein is a very long, fantasy book that I enjoyed reading as a child. Since it’s very long, and has a lot of details, it’s something that I can read over and over again, and still be able to enjoy.
#8. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is such an inspirational tale about overcoming adversity it should be a good book to have on a deserted island.
#9. I have not read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, but I’ve always wanted too. It’s a very long book, so I would have plenty of time to read it on a deserted Island!
#10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is perfect for my deserted island. I’ve read it, watched the movies, and mini-series, but always enjoy this story.
Have you read any of these books? Which book or books would you absolutely want to have on a deserted island? Comment below!
How could I forget Gone with the Wind! Great list, thanks for sharing! My link is here: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/07/ttt-stranded-on-desert-island.html
Thank you Cindy. Gone With the Wind was the first “grown up” book I read, so it’s always a favorite of mine.
Anna Karenina, LOTR, Austen are all great pick. Happy reading. My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/ten-books-i-want-to-read-by-the-end-of-2021/
Thank you Stefani, I enjoyed this weeks topic, it so interesting to see which books everyone will take with them.
Looks like you picked a lot of great books to keep you busy on your island Wendy!🤩💖📚
Some great choices Wendy. I have read Gone With the Wind, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, To Kill a Mockingbird and Swiss Family Robinson, but most a long time ago. I also chose “Big Books” to keep me entertained.
All these books would help pass the time.
Great selection! I wouldn’t mind rereading Outlander, Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings either.
Thanks Yvonne, they would be fun and sure help pass the time.
I like your take on this week’s topic – not needing to struggle to survive on the deserted island, but just having lots of time to read!
Thank you Lectrice. I just didn’t want to look up survival books!
I like your idea of a deserted island. If I had everything I needed, I would definitely just chill and enjoy my time reading! Sounds super relaxing, as long as I wasn’t there for TOO long…
Thank you Susan, I just figured I would make the best of the situation. LOL
I approached this question in a similar way. I had Outlander and Emma instead of Pride and Prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird is also a great pick, and I keep meaning to read Anna Karenina too. I decided not to put anything on my list I hadn’t read yet, but I need to get to that one. Enjoy your island reading!
Thank you Deb! I think it’s so interesting what everyone puts on this list!
The Lord of the Rings is a great pick. It would provide hours of entertainment for sure.
Thank you Lydia. Lord of the Rings is a book you can read over and over again and find something new in it.
I haven’t read any of these, but I think some sort of survival book would be included in my picks, lol.
Thanks Rachel. I agree, if this was “real life” I’d have a bunch of survival books too!