Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Desert Island Books


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This week's Top Ten list is:

Top Ten Books I'd Want On A Desert Island!

This is particularly hard for me. I enjoy books as I read them. Then I move on. It depends on my mood too. Oh, well. At least I'll give it the good ol' college try. Can't fail a challenge now can I?

Let's set the scene. My plane crashed, I survived. I'm on an island. My nook is shot with the water. But BEHOLD! A trunk washes ashore. Inside I find these ten books.

1. The Harry Potter Boxset - JK Rowling
I don't even care if this is a 7 book group cop out. But I think I could read Harry over and and over and love it every time. It's such a fun read, even in its darker moments. But if I had to chose one, I'd pick Prisoner of Azkaban because I love that one to death!

2. The Worst Case Scenario Almanac - David Borgenicht
Dude. I am on an deserted island. I'm going to need help no matter how tongue in cheek it is.

3. The Illiad and the Oddessy by Homer
In ancient Greek with English. I know it exists, I've seen it. I can't find it now, but I know that this would pass the time. Love this epic tale of epicness

4. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
I can see myself even getting through the endless walking through rocks scenes.

5. The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
I just really liked this book. Every time I read it, it elicits new emotions for me.

6. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
I read this before he got hyped up, and I went to Rome to see all the sites in the book, and now it will always hold a special place in my heart.

7. Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
My first favorite romance novel. It;s long and adventuresome so I am sure I will not get bored. And I need a little happy romance on this list.

8. Paradise Lost by John Milton
Because with all this free time maybe I'll be focused enough to get through it. I really want to read it.

9. A Duke of Her Own by Eloisa James
I need another romance novel, and I loved this one. Being at the end of the series I would hope that it would remind me of how much I loved the rest of the series. NO NO! I changed my mind

9. (revised) When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James
I have no real reason but that its in the middle so I will be able to remember more characters haha

10. "Physician's Desk Reference...
...hollowed out, inside: waterproof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket and, in case I get bored, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. No, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Question: did my shoes come off in the plane crash? "

I can't think of a ten. I just don't love books that much to want to read them over and over for the rest of forever. So I'd make number 10 a ridiculously large blank journal, I think in this situation I'd rather write.

So I guess I failed at this. NO!!! GOT IT!

10. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Because I'd want to see how this series ends!



  1. I love how we all picked a box set of some sort! We are such cheaters and crazy bookaholics!! :)

  2. I picked just the Deathly Hallows, but dang it, I'm putting the HP box set!
    The Lord of the Rings would be my number 11.
    Wasn't this such a hard list to make up?!?

  3. Ahahaha this list was great! A hollowed out Physician's Desk Reference, Worst Case Scenario book, brilliant. Also, I highly approve of Mockingjay. I should have thought of that one.

  4. lol. Jamie, I did say that I'd pick book 3 if I had to not cheat. And LOTR is in a complete edition which is how Tolkien meant it to be read. With the classics, they always make double editions...

    aw hell. Yeah I cheated. We're cheaters lol.

    And the original number 10 is a quote from Dwight on The Office. Love it

  5. There's a LOT of these that I've been wanting to read, and even contemplated putting on my list, particularly Paradise Lost. I debated with putting Lord of the Rings + the Hobbit + The Silmarillion on my list, but I decided to go with individual books instead of a series.

    In short: I approve of your list.



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