Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Books I'd Want on a Desert Island

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is: Top Ten Books for People Who Like X Author.

But since I’m terribly horrible at this kind of thing…then I’m going to do one of the past Top 10 topics. I’m trying to work my way through them from the bottom. So…my Top 10 Tuesday topic will be Top 10 Books I’d Want on a Desert Island.

1) Bible by God - I’d love to be able to say that I could maintain my faith without having God’s Word so easily accessible to me; however, you just never know until you’re put in the situation. And there’s never going to be an opportunity where I’d want to NOT have God’s Voice with me. So yeah. That’s a must and definitely earns the first place position with no questions asked.

2) I’d take along a copy of the Oxford-English Dictionary. One because I’m sure I’d have a ton of time to learn some new words. And two because I might need some paper for kindling. I’m sure there’s a few pages I would be alright with sparing for the cause of a warm fire. If you’ve ever watched any of the survivor type shows: Survivorman; Man Vs. Wild; Dual Survival, then you know that a fire can be the difference between life and death. And what good are my books if I’m not alive to read them?

3) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – So I’d have to have some Austen with me. Who better to share my lonely nights with than Elizabeth and Darcy?

4) The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – Because this would remind me that no matter how bad my situation may be, it could always be worse. I could be stranded on a desert island surrounded by ZOMBIES!!!!

5) Crazy Love by Francis Chan OR The God Who Sees You by Tammy Maltby – (I’m totally not cheating since I said OR.) Either of these books could serve to help keep me focused on what really matters. Crazy Love would help me keep my focus on the fact that God loves me with a CRAZY LOVE. And The God Who Sees You would remind me that He hasn’t forgotten me, and even though I might be lost from friends and family or the rest of the world, God hasn’t lost me.

6) The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling – (Ok so now I’m officially cheating because there are 7 books in the series, but come on, you couldn’t just bring one and that’d be over half my list.) But I’d need a whimsical, wizarding world that is Harry Potter in order to help keep hope alive. Plus I’m sure I could find some sticks out there that would make perfect wands, and I’d be perfectly fine playing pretend and shouting out spells, charms, incantations, and creating potions whenever I needed my own "Wilson" type thing to keep me sane. And no one would be around to judge me for it just because I’m an adult.

7) The US Army Survival Manual by...who writes that thing?– Because DUH!!!!! (Maybe this one should be higher up on the list?)

8) The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian – Because this book single handedly changed my prayer life and I’d probably need a lot of prayer to survive on a desert island.

9) The Song of Fire & Ice series by George R. R. Martin – Because this series has a little bit of everything in it. It’s got good, evil, some of both, love, and not so much, dragons, shape shifters, kings and castles, lord and ladies, murder and betrayal, heroes and heroines, wars and more wars, friendship and enmity, brilliance and foolery.

10) And maybe I’d bring me some Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich so every now and then I could get in a good belly laugh. This isn’t my favorite series in the world or anything like that, but it’s definitely one of the only ones that’s ever gotten me to laugh out loud so frequently.

So that’s it…that’s my top 10(ish) books that I’d take with me on a desert island. What do you think? What would you take with you on a desert island? Or in keeping with today’s actual topic, based on these books, do you have any recommendations for other books/authors for me to check out?


  1. Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire are great choices! Also, the Oxford English Dictionary is an inspired choice, learning new words would pass the time well :)

    Followed back!

  2. Number 4 and number 7 made me laugh out loud! For reals!

    Tammy @ Into the Mystic

    1. I sincerely enjoy making someone laugh. I don't find myself being funny too much on the blog, so I'm extremely pleased that I was able to get a laugh out of you. Thanks for sharing. You made my day!

  3. Great choices! I'd definitely have to bring the Bible and A Song of Fire and Ice with me too! And your reasoning for #4 was hilarious!