You’re on a deserted island… what books did you bring?
The only thing better than reading is writing., but that still makes reading #2 on the list. And though I’m a pretty busy bee, I try to read whenever I can. Because you know what they say: readers make the best writers.
Or something like that.
Anyway, without necessarily considering the other perks of being on a deserted island (complete solitude, freedom from responsibility, unlimited access to pineapples and coconuts), I picked five books that I just could NOT get on without. I also thought about pouring myself an ice-cold drink to go with them, but then I realized it’s WINTER here.
Crap. I really want that island.
- My Bible. Because let’s face it, it’s a great book. And who doesn’t love a true story? Not to mention spending time with God is important to me, and I’d have plenty o’ time if I was on a deserted island.
- The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator. This is one of my favorite books EVAH. William Sleator is one of my favorite authors EVAH. Seriously, I’ve reread this book at least four times and it doesn’t get old (it actually became a yearly fourth of July tradition). I love his writing style!
- The Cardturner by Louis Sachar. This is the only of Sachar’s books that I’ve read, but I fell in love with it. It’s a fun read. The first time I read it was during the Summer reading program at my library (actually, that’s how I found a lot of my favorites), and I liked it so much I bought my own copy. If you like bridge (or any cards, really), I recommend it. I think you’ll like it.
- The Shining by Stephen King. Okay, I’ve seen the movie, and it’s one of my favorites. But I heard they changed a lot and gave King a little “screw you” in the movie. I haven’t read the whole thing yet (I’m in progress), but I’m determined to get to the bottom of this!
- Imaginary Enemy by Julie Gonzalez. I bought this book in a thrift store (after reading it for Summer reading at the library, of course). I loved this book because it reminded me of my old imaginary “frenemy,” because I didn’t always get along with him. It was a good, nostalgic read.
So, what five books would you bring? Bonus points if you include your favorite reading-on-a-deserted-island drink!