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Top Ten Books I'd Want on a Deserted Island

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Top Ten Books I’d Want on a Deserted Island


1The Bible– I read it daily and would need it to sustain me on a deserted island.

2Pride and Prejudice– Like I always say, this book makes my list 90 percent of the time. It’s just the facts (ma’am).

3The Harry Potter series– Cheating, but I don’t care. I love this series and I would take it with me anywhere!

4Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier– This is a classic in my book (no pun intended). It’s a tale of struggle and heartbreak and triumph, which would probably encourage me being stuck on an island.

5The Hunger Games series– Also cheating. Maybe I could pick up some tips and tricks from these books…

6Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison– I would need this book for a laugh. I read these books in middle and high school, and they had me lol’ing every time.

7Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi— This book really moved me! I’ve been dying to reread it…and I guess on a deserted island I would get that chance.

8Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder— Love all of her books, but this one by far is the best. It’s also another story of tough girls winning the day.

9Feeling Sorry for Celia by Joclyn Moriarty— I LOVED this book growing up. It’s a contemporary YA book, and it’s awesome in its simplicity. I could grab some sand and read this book over and over.

10The Giver by Lois Lowry– I actually stole this idea from Jamie from the Broke and the Bookish, but I would love to bring something I’ve never read before. Which is GENIUS, right?! I’ve never read The Giver and have always wanted to. What better place that a wasteland where I may die?

What books would you leave BEHIND (assuming you had time to choose) on a deserted island?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • If you bring the Giver you might want to bring Messenger, Gathering Blue and Son. I enjoyed The Giver but the additional books expanded my enjoyment.
    Great list!

  • Great list. The Bible is a good choice and of course Harry Potter.

  • Haley

    I totally agree with the Bible and the Harry Potter Series. If we’re cheating and counting a series as one I would also include the Christy Miller series and the Glenbrooke series by Robin Jones Gunn. She is a christian author, and I read her books from middle to high school…and then again in college. I could read them over and over and never get sick of them.

    I like your list. I haven’t read many of the ones you included and now I want to check them out.

  • Ash of Typing Tiara

    Poison Study made my list too! I absolutely LOVED that book. :]