July 27: Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island
Oh boy! This is a tricky one, right?
So, first I’d start out with my absolute favourites, books I could (and have) re-read again and again (and again). All of these are pretty much comfort reads too so hopefully they’ll take my mind off the stranded situation.
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune
Carpe Jugulum, Witches Abroad and Jingo by Terry Pratchett
Then, I’d need a few that’re new to me, for a bit of variety. I’d try to pick books on the longer side and with some mystery or complex plot to keep my intrigued. I’ve heard great things about The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
I‘d also pack the next book I’ve to read in the Kushiel’s Legacy trilogy, Kushiel’s Avatar. These books are lengthy anyway (700+!) but the writing style (while beautiful!) tends to take me longer to read through, so this would be a good time to round out the series. Similarly, I’d take the sequel to The Councillor if it was out by then, if not, I’d take the first one to re-read.
These two aren’t long, but classics always take my a little bit longer to get through and I need to concentrate a little more. These have both been on my shelf a while so my isolated island would be the perfect time to read them.
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
Consequences by EM Delafield