Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s theme is Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island. I would actually want a whole entire library, but here are ten series/authors/standalone titles I would pray were either in my suitcase or on my solar-powered tablet.
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All of Jane Austen’s major works: I would love to have Jane Austen’s novels with me because the ones I’ve read are among my favorite books, and there are still plenty more I need to read or finish reading.
All of Shakespeare’s works: I’ve already read a lot of Shakespeare, though I haven’t revisited him since high school, aside from rereading old favorites. If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would have a lot of time on my hands. What better way than to spend it reading?
The ACOTAR series: I totally love this series and would even call it a guilty pleasure read of mine. I enjoy rereading it and I know I would be able to revisit my favorite scenes over and over again.
Read my review of the latest book in the series here.
Ella Enchanted: This was my favorite book growing up and is still one of my favorites (or maybe it still is my absolute favorite). I reread it about once a year so it would be an absolute must for long-term survival.
Read my review of Ella Enchanted here.
The Harry Potter series: I love this series so much and it has a special place in my heart. It was such a form of escape for me growing up and I think it could do the same in such a dire situation. (Note: I do not include affiliate links when I discuss Harry Potter on my blog because I do not support the author’s transphobic stance.)
Looking for Alaska: I first read this title by John Green in 2010 and it really stuck with me. I’ve reread it a number of times and it’s an absolute favorite of mine. There are so many quotes I really vibe with. This is just a classic coming-of-age read for me.
Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series: I still have three books in this series to read and they area so lengthy that it would take me some time to get through them and to reread them as well. I’m a history nerd and love this series.
The Pink Carnation series: I don’t love every single book in this series but I think it would be a fun reread. Some are sweet, some are steamy, and the characters are often very fun.
Read more on why I love this series so much here.
The Tea Rose trilogy: I love this seeping historical family drama. There are steamy scenes in each book. I’ve reread the first two a few times and I want to revisit this series again, so being stranded would provide that opportunity.
Falling Up: I love Shel Silverstein and am hoping to get a tattoo of some of his artwork this week. My grandmother bought me this book and there are a few meaningful poems in it for me as well as plenty of fun ones.