Books I’d Want on an Island{Top Ten Tuesday}

Posted February 25, 2014 by Stormy in Books / 12 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is a REWIND, where you pick a topic that’s been featured before. After perusing the list, I decided to do Top Ten Books I’d want if I was on a deserted island. 

If I’m gonna be on deserted on an island, it’ll probably take awhile to be rescued(though I feel very confident in the rescue team’s abilities, thank you very much). With that in mind, I could probably do with some good long books to keep my company.


1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Yes, I’m cheating and counting seven books as one. They might make an omnibus eventually, it could happen. Harry Potter is the perfect epic saga to get swept away in as the tides threaten to sweep me away as well.Plus, I re-read Harry Potter every year, so I might as well do it while surrounded by palm trees.

2. Cress by Marissa Meyers

Of course all my favorite series need a spot, and since Cress is the longest book, I’ll bring this one. Plus, lots of Thorne. I’ll need a pleasant character thought when I start to go delirious from the heat.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

This one is not cheating because I actually *do* own a bind-up of all seven. It might be a vacation to think of the 100-year winter in the middle of  a tropical deserted island.

4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

It’s on my TBR and it’s a nice thick book. It might take awhile to read, which will be perfect to wind down with after I find some shelter and a safe water source. All in a day’s work, right?

5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

I just the epic fantasy on my deserted island, okay? I really enjoyed Throne of Glass and everyone says that Crown of Midnight is even BETTER.

6. On the Fence by Kasie West

I guess at some point, I might get tired of all the serious fantasy books. On the Fence would be perfect when I just want to sit underneath the coconut tree and remember life with cute guys and running water.

7. Legend by Marie Lu

You know what a stint on a deserted island means, don’t you? It means no communication with the world. What if the US becomes a Dystopia during my two-week stay?(see, that’s exactly how much faith I have in the rescue team). I need to brush up on how to survive a cruel and unforgiving landscape. . . the kind with palm trees.

8. The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Much like Legend, my interest in this book for my island stay is purely research. I need to know how to find a genie that can get me off the island. Yeah, rescue team and all, but seriously, two weeks is too long for me. I hate both fish and coconut.

9. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Island time is the perfect time to finish the Chaos Walking trilogy! I keep putting it off, even though I don’t mean to. I loved both The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer, so I need to read this conclusion.

10. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

I’ve read this one, but maybe the Beauty Queens on the island story will give me some tips about how to survive. At least I don’t have to worry about corrupt corporations sabotaging  the rescue attempts. . . do I?



12 responses to “Books I’d Want on an Island{Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. When I did this topic awhile back, I totally listed the Harry Potter series as one book count. My theory is that it’s basically one story split into seven books 🙂

    Also, Yay for Cress and Beauty Queens. I thought Beauty Queens was SUCH a fun book.

  2. When you’re reading Cress on a deserted island you can relate to the heat and the sand part, but thankfully not the desert part! And yes, I think long series while awaiting rescue would definitely be a must!

  3. Ooh I like your list! I haven’t read a lot of these books, but I think you have a very nice variety going on. HP is a perfect choice because as many times as you read the series, it never ever gets old. And if you get lonely it’ll be like having your friends with you in a way! I totally loled at Beauty Queens. That’s a good choice!

  4. The Harry Potter books would be the perfect books for me to bring to a deserted island. I’d finally have the time (no distractions!) to reread them again. I also used to reread them every year but I stopped. I have so many new pretties on my shelves, but I love HP. It’s quite the dilemma! Also, yes to Cress. I’m hoping Winter will be even longer, because even though Cress was the longest book in the series, it wasn’t nearly enough for me. So much love for those books 😀

    • Stormy

      Yes! I’m suppose to re-read Harry Potter in March(because I do every March), but. . . my copies aren’t here with me, so that might be a problem. Ah, I would LOVE for Winter to be longer. Even though Cress was long, it didn’t feel long at all. When I finished I thought “I just read 550 pages? BUT IT FELT SO SHORT. Need more!”

  5. Many of these books on your list are currently on my TBR. I seriously need to read them. The one book (or I guess series) that I have read and totally agree on is Harry Potter. Definitely would want that with me on an Island. Great list!

    • Stormy

      Yup, I could read Harry Potter over & over again. Plus, the series is so long that I know I’d have reading material for awhile!

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