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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Want with Me While Stranded on Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I hope everyone’s weeks has started off well. I’ve had a busy weekend that was a nice change as I got to see some friends, some for the very first time in person instead of on a screen. However, this is the exact opposite of this week’s TTT topic. What would you bring with you if you were stranded on a deserted island? Maybe no one wants to think about being back in isolation again, but at least books have always been some good companions for me through the toughest times.

So, what factors would influence you in choosing books to take with you on a deserted island? (If, of course, you knew beforehand you’re about to be stranded and could choose…though I suppose no one would want to voluntarily choose to be stranded).

As for me? I think you’ll see one or two particular trends come up in my selections. Can you guess what that is?

1. Night World (series) by L.J. Smith

2. Bloodline (series) by Richelle Mead

3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

4. Cinder (series) by Marissa Meyer

5. If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

6. The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare

7. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

8. Stalking Jack the Ripper (series) by Kerri Maniscalco

9. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

10. The Mediator (series) by Meg Cabot

If you guessed page length, then you’re absolutely correct. I mean, fantasy would’ve been a great guess otherwise but I would be rather bored if I ran out of things to read so LENGTH is key.

As for the one anomaly out of the 10 selections above? Can you isolate it? Well, let’s just say I would want something lighter that makes my heart smile to bring my thoughts away from the sadness that is being stranded on a deserted island. Not a beautiful tropical vacation paradise.

What would you want to read if you were stranded somewhere alone?


8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Want with Me While Stranded on Deserted Island”

  1. Nice list! I used to absolutely love the Night World books, but I got tired of waiting for the 10th. I’ve read The Host too and really liked it.Cinder is on my TBR so one day I’ll get to it.

    My TTT

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    1. I’m so glad you felt the same way about Night World! At this point, I like to think the “10th” book will never be published and so whatever the author had planned is not canon and I’m happy with that. Thanks for stopping by!


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