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?