If I were stranded on a desert island, these are the books that would HAVE to be with me:
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1. Beauty Queens â€“ Libba Bray
Why? Because I imagine I might be able to take a page or two from it and adapt it to what is happening to me. Also, itâ€™s Libba Bray — enough said.
2. Hatchet â€“ Gary Paulsen
Why? Because whatever I am unable to learn from Beauty Queens about survival, I can learn from re-reading about Brian and the wilderness.
3. Wanderlove â€“ Kirsten Hubbard
Why? Because I will need to learn how to adapt to my surroundings and probably take my chances if Iâ€™m on a desert island.
4. Daughter of the Forest â€“ Juliet Marillier
Why? Because if Sorcha was able to survive and complete her quest, I should be able to survive as well. Also, truly magical storytelling!
5. The Giver â€“ Lois Lowry
Why? Because I honestly canâ€™t imagine this book not being in my life especially after re-reading it recently. It would also remind me that itâ€™s okay to feel and to hold onto my memories.
6. The Canterbury Tales — Geoffrey Chaucer
Why? Because Iâ€™m the weirdo who loved reading Chaucer in AP English class. Almost everyone else hated it but I really enjoyed the stories, and I think it would be the perfect time killer on a desert island.
7. The Odyssey â€“ Homer
Why? Because if Iâ€™m in for a long journey on a desert island I might as well have a companion like Odysseus to keep me company.
8. The Harry Potter series â€“ J.K. Rowling
Why? Because if I get tired of Odysseus and his journey, there is no one Iâ€™d rather join than Harry Potter.
9. The Rose series â€“ Jennifer Donnelly
Why? Because I would never want to be on a desert island without a book by one of my favorite authors. Also, this series would keep me entertained for hours. Plus, I might actually read the final one.
10. Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful — Bon Jovi
Why? Because even though you may laugh about it, my sanity would sincerely depend on it.
So, there is my desert island book list.
What is on yours?