Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Want on a Desert Island
A common theme thus far on this blog is one simple fact: I love lists. So, imagine how excited I was when I found out that The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesdays. Since this week's Top Ten is about Thanksgiving and our Thanksgiving was over a month ago, I have chosen Top Ten Books that I'd Want on a Desert Island (in no particular order):
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien
I'm not cheating with this one; we actually have all three books in one book, so I'm counting it as one title. I starting reading this book the summer that I was 16, but I wasn't enjoying it as much as I enjoyed The Hobbit, so I put it down.
2. The Complete Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Again, totally not cheating. They're all available in one book, honest! I read these when I was younger, but I've always been meaning to reread them, and what better excuse than being stranded on a desert island?
3. The Bible
Why not? This would definitely provide for hours and hours of reading, since it's not exactly a "light read." I think that I'd prefer the Bible over the complete works of William Shakespeare if I had to choose.
4. Atlas Shrugged - Rand
One of my best friends recommended this book to me a few years ago and it's been on my to-read list ever since. Due to its length, and the fact that I haven't read it yet, I think this would be a great desert island book.
5. White Oleander - Fitch
This is a book that I could read over and over and over and over ...
6. It - King
I've already read The Stand and I don't think that I could read it again. I like King's writing style and I haven't yet read It, so it would probably be a typical King-esque read.
7. The Gargoyle - Davidson
Another book that I could read over and over and over and over ...
8. The Neverending Story - Ende
A childhood favourite that is due for a reread sometime soon.
9. World Without End - Follett
I read the first book, but haven't yet read the second book.
10. Before I Fall - Oliver
Another book that I could read over and over and over and over again.
Actually, it wouldn't be too bad if I got stranded on a desert island, provided that I did have my ten books with me!