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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!