Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday REWIND, hosted by the lovely folks at The Broke and The Bookish. This week we were invited to take a step back in time and choose an old TTT topic. I went for the subject of the second Top Ten Tuesday ever: books to take to a desert island.
(that I chose it just because it’s the second on the list is something I will deny)
The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
Because books about magic, defeating evil and growing up are exactly the sort of thing I’d need to pass the days.
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Because Atticus Finch reminds us to always be kind.
Paper Towns – John Green
Because we must imagine people complexly (especially when on a desert island. Don’t want to go getting too self obsessed).
Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
Because I’ll need a friend to keep me company on the island.
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
Because maybe the long stretches of uninterrupted time will make me FINALLY read this one. It’s suuuuuuupppperrr long.
Any mystery by Sophie Hannah
Because who doesn’t enjoy a sexually frustrated detective and a mystery so full of twists it’ll leave you dizzy?
First and Then – Emma Mills
Because of the romance.
The Diviners – Libba Bray
Because of the richly imagined world of 1920s New York. When I read this book, I time travel.
The Shades of London series – Maureen Johnson
Because sometimes when you’re stressed – which, even on a desert island, I imagine I would be – you just need a paranormal read to get you through.
Yes Please – Amy Poehler
Because Amy makes everything better.