Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - Desert Island

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's list topic is

Top Ten Books I'd Want on a Desert Island

I guess the natural thing to do when making a list like this is to think of huge books that would take some time to read - at least that's what I did. So this list is a mix of some of my favourite books that I would like to re-read and some really long ones that I would like to read for the first time.

1) The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. This is my favourite book ever, and I haven't re-read it in a while now.
2) Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Another favourite of mine. I figured it could get very hot on this desert island (it's a tropical island, right?), so a book set mostly in Scotland in December might help cool me down.
3) The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This is the biggest book I own, and it's been sitting on my shelf for a few years now.
4) Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. This is the second book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence. I was delighted by the first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and can't wait to visit that world again.
5) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I read these as a teenager, and have been meaning to re-read them since the first movie was announced.
6) The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper. Another series I read as a teenager. I own a beautiful omnibus containing all five books that I would love to read, because I honestly don't remember much other than the fact that I loved them.
7) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I started this one on a bus ride four years ago, but for some reason I put it down and never picked it back up. Not because I didn't like it, because I did, I guess the time just wasn't right. I'll have to start from the beginning again now.
8) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This would be the omnibus of all five books in the trilogy. I've read the first two, but I would like to read all of them. I'd certainly be guaranteed a good laugh.
10) And finally SAS Survival Handbook - The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere by John Wiseman. I've been interested in reading this for a while. Besides, it might come in handy.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

I've got Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell on my list too! I feel like I am too intimidated by its size! I can't commit! But on a deserted island..I think I'd get to it!

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

Oh how I love the Chronicles of Narnia! I would have to add the Lord of the Rings trilogy to my list but otherwise what a fantastic list you've created!

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