For this Top Ten Tuesday, we're pretending we're in a real life Gilligan's Island/Lost situation and I apparently had room for 10 books to pack on my three hour tour/flight from Australia (true story: I once overheard someone say that with his Kindle, if he ever got stuck on a deserted island, he would have all the books in the world. Yes, maybe for 3 hours. Then you'd be out of luck, mister).
So here are my
Top Ten Books I Would Want with Me on a Deserted Island
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Being the last in the series, it's the one I've read the least. I'm being practical here (yes, I know being practical would actually mean choosing a survival book).
2) Harold and the Purple Crayon
I would want something to cheer me up and help me remember to use my imagination while I have all the time in the world. Or at least when I'm not hiding from the smoke monster.
3) The Princess Bride
It's just the best book. And movie.
4) The Westing Game
Because nothing wows me as much as this mystery. It's really one of the most clever mysteries out there - including adult mysteries.
5) Anna Karenina
I've never read this because I have trouble when I can't finish a book in 2 days. But with all the time in the world, it seems like a fitting choice.
6) Nine Stories
This feels like cheating, but it would give a lot more variety to this extended trip.
7) Annie on my Mind
I've been on a bit of an LGBT YA lit kick lately, and this pioneer in that field is one of my all time favorites.
8) The Invention of Hugo Cabret
It's just too beautiful to live without.
I like always having it physically near me, so this is a must.
10) The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
I have never read a Sherlock Holmes mystery. I know, crazy right? This would be the perfect chance.
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