13 November 2012

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



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!
I've put a lot of thought into this list.  If I was stuck on a deserted island, I want BIG books.  And series, because they count as one book, right? (Mwhahaha, I've found a loophole!)


The Tatiana and Alexander Series by Paullina Simons
(The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross & The Summer Garden)
The Winds of War & War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
The Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo
(Zombie Fallout 1, Zombie Fallout 2, Zombie Fallout 3, Zombie Fallout 4, Zombie Fallout 5 & Zombie Fallout 6)
The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
(Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead of Night, A Killing Frost, Darkness, Be My Friend, Burning for Revenge, The Night is For Hunting, The Other Side of Dawn)
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay)

(hehehehe, 26 books!)

It was only when I finished writing this list that I realised how dark most of my list is - zombies, horror and dystopians.  But maybe I can get some good survival tips from a few of them!

What books would you take with you to a deserted island?

29 comments:

  1. I think I'd definitely be taking a few series with me! I like that you chose Battle Royale - I imagine there are quite a lot of dos (and don'ts!) for survival right there... :)

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    1. I didn't even think about that when I picked it, but it could have some good tips for sure!

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  2. I can think of a few series I would take too, especially if I could take me ereader loaded up with them.

    Bronze Horseman trilogy would be one that I would take too!

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    1. It was the first one that sprung to mind! If I could take my e-reader (and never need to charge it), that would be perfect!

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  3. Yay Hunger Games! Also, I just got book one in the Tomorrow series!

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  4. Ha! You cheated even more than I did. If I counted series then I'd take so much epic fantasy. 45 1000 page books, yeah!

    I am not surprised by your choices. :)

    I AM however taking more books than you, depending on how you count them. :)

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    1. Pfft it's totally not cheating, it's creating packing.

      I bet you have more pages!

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  5. Haha. Nice. I'm pretty sure it's Top Ten Tuesday, but hey. I won't judge. ;)

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  6. I really love zombie books, but I don't want to bring so many with me :p I will be scared already, haha.

    TTT@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I'd use them to remind me things could actually be worse!

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  7. How about "Constructing and Piloting Ocean Going Sail Boats Out of Coconuts For Dummies"?

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    1. Yeah I was totally unpractical with this list....you make a good point!

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  8. Kat, visiting your blog is so unhealthy for my TBR and wallet. I end up adding lots to my reading list and to-buy list. Have to read them all, *sigh*.

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    1. If only we could read everything at the same time, life would be much easier!

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    2. So true. Even though I spend every single minute reading, I always feel I haven't read so many books that everyone else has read.

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  9. I think you cheated, LOL, but I love your list. Swan Song is epic. I have to reread it one of these days.

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    1. If cheating means I get more books, I'll cheat all I can LOL. I really need to re-read Swan Song too!

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  10. Now I'd say that horror and dystopias can actually give you some good survival tips (or atleast a comprehensive list of things NOT to do). Besides, if you're going to be stuck on some deserted tropical paradise, you might as well enjoy it while you're there, right?

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    1. Very true! And I could just think about how much worse all those book characters have it - at least I'd have sunshine!

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  11. I went for The Hunger Games too. Good call on Battle Royale - it's one of those books that I really want to read but just haven't gotten round to yet. I guess being on a desert island would stop my excuses!

    My Top Ten

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    1. So true! I really should have included more books that I haven't actually read yet, but how disappointing if they were rubbish?! Maybe they'd be good firelighters!

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  12. Hunger Games is a great choice! I've been wanting to read Paullina Simons books for so long now. I'll have to soon. Great list!

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    1. I'm going to have to re-read them all soon - it's been nearly two years since I last read them and I miss them!

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  13. You cheated so badly, Kat! Hahahaha. I love it. But I really love your list anyway. I know how much you love the Tomorrow series and I am anxious to start it as soon as I have a free opportunity.

    I would probably bring along The Hunger Games and Under the Dome too. They are some of my favorites! Great picks.

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    1. Will Cheat For Books. I need that on a t-shirt ;-) I really hope you enjoy the Tomorrow series!

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  14. You could have at least added ONE survival manual ... then again, maybe The Hunger Games count in that regard!

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    1. Most of them have some kind of survival tips ;) or as Nikki, said - what NOT to do!

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