5 Books I’d Want on a Desert Island

Choosing which books and, more importantly, how many to take with me on holiday is probably the hardest thing about packing my suitcase (#bookwormproblems). Especially when I’m only taking ONE small suitcase that’s supposed to fit in the overhead compartment. Now, if I put in all my clothes, shoes, and essentials, there’s not a whole lot of room for books. Which means I’m going to have to make a decision: I’ll have to leave some home.

This got me thinking. What if someone told me I was going to a desert island and I was only allowed to bring 5 books? I thought it would be fun for you to see which ones I’d choose, so here are my answers.

First of all, let’s get one thing straight. I hate myself for doing this because it’s nearly impossible. I can’t even take all the Harry Potters and to separate them is, like, committing a crime or something. In which case I’m a criminal because I’m going to. (Sorry, not sorry!)

Here are the five books I’d take with me…

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling: if I HAD to choose, I’d choose the Prisoner of Azkaban to take with me. Why? I’m not sure. I’m not saying this is my favourite Harry Potter book (I’m not sure which ones is) but it is my favourite movie out of all of them. I’m thinking if I read this one, it would be easy to picture the movie in my head so I get to enjoy both book and movie and the same time. Clever, no?
  2. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera: this one doesn’t need any explanation. You all know this is one of my favourite YA books of all time, so there was no doubt in my mind I HAD to take it with me on a desert island.
  3. Looking for Alaska by John Green: John is one of my favourite authors and Looking for Alaska is what got me into reading (and writing!) contemporary YA so there’s no way I’m leaving this one behind.
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: if I’m stuck on a desert island, I’m going to need me some Mr Darcy. Enough said.
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: it’s a timeless classic that everyone should read at least once in their life. Scout is a real gem (see what I did there? no?) which makes for a very entertaining narrator.

Honourable mentions: 

  1. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  2. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  3. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Do you like my choices? Which books would you take?

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16 thoughts on “5 Books I’d Want on a Desert Island

  1. Ohh I don’t know how I’d manage to choose books either haha. I’m so happy to see Looking for Alaska on your list – and also glad Words in deep blue got an honorable mention, I’m sooo impatient to read that one 🙂

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