Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - Book I'd Want With Me On a Deserted Island

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is Books I'd Want With Me On a Deserted Island and since "all of them" isn't an acceptable answer I made a list of 10 that I'd want to have with me.  

1.  The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley - I feel I need a few books with pretty hefty page counts - especially if I'm going to be on the island for more then a few days.  I love this series and this is the next one in the series. 

2.  The House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels - Since there was not a time limit put on how long I'm going to be on this island I had to put some rereads in this list.  This is probably my favorite Barbara Michaels and is one I can always reread.

3.  The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - This is another favorite author and another book that's got a pretty solid page count.  Plus, Morton's books always pull me in so this seems like a perfect choice.

4.  Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie - Another reread.  I'm not sure if I'd say this is my favorite Christie (though it's definitely up there) but it's definitely one I enjoy rereading.

5.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - This is kind of the ultimate chunkster of a book.  I've seen a film adaptation of this story that I really enjoyed and I've been wanting to read the book for some time.  In regular life there's always other books that get in the way but a deserted island seems like the perfect time for this.

6.  The Glass Kitchen by Linda Frances Lee - This one has been on my TBR for years but I've never had time to read it so I thought I'd throw in on the pile.

7.  The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins - I adored The Woman in White and have been wanting to read this one since I read that but haven't found time.

8.  The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery - Another reread!  This is one of my favorite Montgomery's and definitely one I'd want to reread.  

9.  The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor -This is an author whose books I always and enjoy and this is one I haven't read but have been wanting to since it came out.

10. A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan - And of course I can't go to a deserted island without at least one cozy!  This is the next one in a series I'm working on catching up on.  

So here's my pile for the deserted island.  A few rereads, some new books by authors I always enjoy and a few risks.  What books would you take?  


  1. I haven't read either of these but both sound good.

  2. That’s a good list. Now I’m thinking what I want on the island! Absolutely yes to Kate Morton!

  3. Yes, a really good list and several favorites of mine are on it. Give me a Barbara Michaels book anytime. Many I've read over and over, including The House of Many Shadows. Sleeping Murder is one of my very favorite Christie books. Have you ever read The Distant Hours by Kate Morton? I loved that one.

  4. I love that cover for the Glass Kitchen!

  5. Good choices. I read War and Peace several years ago. It works out to a chapter a day for a year!

  6. I've been surprised to see how many people put War and Peace on their list. It's a good choice.

  7. Ha yes. At least one cozy! Good choices - some you have read and some to read. I did enjoy The Glass Kitchen but can't remember much about it! I do have a copy of The Blue Castle because you have mentioned it before as a favourite, I just need to read it!!

  8. I started listening to the War and Peace audiobook I have from audible, last year, but the narrator was awful, so I stopped. I need to see if Hoopla has an audio with a different narrator. 😛

  9. Oh I would take The Black Witch series, Harry Potter, and the Blood and Ash series.