January 24, 2012

Top Ten Book I Would Want With Me On a Desert Island

This weeks Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish is a list of your own choice.  I selected a past Top Ten list; books I would want with me on a a deserted island.
  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - This is one of my favorite books of all time and I have all the faith in the world I could read it over and over again.  I mean, I have already read it four times ....
  2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - I finally read this for the first time last year and I am already looking forward to reading it again.
  3. The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson - Is it cheating to pick a series of books? So be it, I need to make the most of my choices :)
  4. A Song of Fire and Ice Series by George R.R. Martin - I hesitate to add this to my list only because he isn't done with this series.  Am I able to have the new books air dropped in?
  5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller - I love, love, love this book.
  6. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - I haven't read all the stories in the book yet so it will make a nice addition to my desert get away!
  7. The Odyssey by Homer - Maybe I will pick up some survival tips.
  8. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - It has been a few years since I read this one.  It is time for a reread to remember why it is on my favorites list.
  9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - I think you could read this a million times and every time would feel like the first time.
  10. War and Peace by  Leo Tolstoy - I have never actually read this book, but having now read Gone With the Wind this tops my list of a classic I want to read before I die.


  1. Great list- I love so many books on it, especially Gone with the Wind and The Mists of Avalon.

  2. I still need to finished reading the Lord of the Rings. I would bring all 3 Kushiel Trilogies, The Earth Children series, The MacInnes Werewolves trilogy (PR) and a few others as well that are finished series.


  3. I could read Gone With the Wind over and over and over (actually, I have!). Great list! I've always wanted to read The Bible (The Greatest Story Ever Told) from cover to cover, so I would want that as well!

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  4. I love your choices! I've read all but the Fire & Ice series and some of Hemingway's short stories. So many wonderful ones worth rereading!