Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Want On A Deserted Island

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is dedicated to "Top Ten Books  I'd Want On A Deserted Island." I am interpreting this as a list of books that I am happy to re-read. I am definitely a big re-reader of books. In fact I usually do not buy a book until I have read it and know I would want it around to reread. I don't want to end up stranded with a set of un-vetted books. What if I got stuck with Rapture. GASP!
  1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  I have already read it more than once. It is a book that you can read one page and you are sucked back in again.
  2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This book begs to be re-read so you can see all the clues leading to the big reveal that you missed. Ok, maybe you didn't miss it, but I did. This book is sneaky like a spy. (Pun intended)
  3. Dragon Singer by Anne McCaffery. I LOVE when Menolly goes to Harper Hall. It is dragons + boarding school. For the win.
  4. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Love it, BOUGHT IT. Like the rest of the planet. It is amazing.
  5. Chime by Franny Billingsley. More people should read this. BOUGHT IT.
  6. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Love, BOUGHT IT.
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Because CC read them so so so fast, and in such a short amount of time,she is sure she missed things.
  8. 13 year old CC would have said Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingles Wilder.  These books were read over and over.  Maple Sugar candy in snow? Pigs bladder balloons? ( on second though..who put their mouth to that to blow it up?)  "Too young for me now, but on an island, maybe again." -CC
  9. Sookie Stackhouse, all of them, by Charlaine Harris. "Oh wait, I have done this, during heat waves, during snow storms, and once during a breakup.  Thank you Sookie." -CC
Want to know more about these reads? See our reviews of Chime, Jellicoe Road, Code Name Verity, The Scorpio Races, Sookie in Dead Until Dark and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Goosie Mama's ReviewGrad Student's Review). A big thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT each week. Cheers!


  1. I need to read Jellicoe Road. I know I am going to kick myself for waiting when I finally get to it.

  2. I love Dragonsinger; you're the only other person I've seen so far with Anne McCaffery on their list! Dragonsong is on my list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/top-ten-books-id-want-on-a-deserted-island/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. Okay, I think Little House on the Prairie is more applicable to surviving than one might first think, so good call there. I'm also going to give you bonus points for The Hunger Games trilogy because, really, is there anything better? Don't answer that (let me have my moment). Ah, I'd certainly take the first, I dunno, 5 or 6 books of the Sookie Stackhouse series but after that, it's all the same to me. I'd be much happier with True Blood (the TV show) over the series anyday.

  4. I've reread The Scorpio Races already too! Plus, it might make you think islands were pretty or alluring or mysterious! I like that!

  5. Oh my goodness, yes to Little House on the Prairie! Awesome pick. Great list!

  6. Oo, I completely forgot Pern books, how could?? Great list!

    I'm a new follower :D Here is my TTT

  7. "What if I got stuck with Rapture" HA!


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