Top Ten Tuesday

I found a new meme ya'll over at The Broke and the Bookish. I love lists and I love books; therefore, it makes sense for me to totally dig lists about books, riiiiggghhht? I'm not the most consistent person (as I've shouted from the rooftops many-a-times) but I'd like to attempt.

*le sigh* Enough with the prologue, yes and onto the meme!

Top Ten Books I'd Want on a Desert Island

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - This is one of the first classics that I ever read that I complete dug.

2. The Journals of Anais Nin (?) - Can I use this one since it's multiple books, but you know, they're all the same, right? Tied together, her writings, her life experience, her emotions captured in the most beautiful and raw prose I've ever read.

3. Grimm's Fairy Tales - Every gal needs to have fairy tales to read right before bed. And although they're not the warm fuzzy kind they will make me happy.

4. The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw - I read this book at the beginning of the year and wanted to flatten myself into paper words and jump right into the archipelago islands. Shaw is a new author and I'm totally stoked that there will be more to come. (*fingers crossed*

5. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - I am not someone who loves a lot of poetry. In fact, even though I am an English teacher, I generally dread teaching the unit. *But* **sigh** Emily Dickinson is magnifique! They are short and long and heavy and soft and about love and death and god and evil. Yup. ED all the way.

6. The Portable Jung - I've had a thing for Jung since early college. Then, when I focused on therapy in grad school, love sparked to the umpteeth decibel (does that even make sense?) My heart goes pitter patter anything Jungian.

7. The Stand by Stephen King - I remember being in middle school reading this by flashlight into the wee hours of the night. I am no longer much of a King fan (even though he is prolific and I can appreciate his talent) but (ah there's always a but) The Stand is superb. It is the epitome of good vs. evil and the characters are wonderful. I can't remember his name now off of the top of my head, but the deaf mute. OMG - LOVE HIM!

8. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski - This book, oh this book. I know I said with The Girl with Glass Feet that I wanted to climb up inside it...well, this book makes you really feel as if you are INSIDE OF IT. It is an experience. It is a journey. It surpasses reading it as an outsider. I don't know how he does it but it makes me so sad that he hasn't done it again.

9. Looking for Alaska by John Green - I needed to have some YA fic in my collection to remind me of things past, of where I used to be. And John Green is by far my ultimate honeyboo when it comes to YA. It was hard to narrow it down. Looking for Alaska captured my heart because of his characters. And the pranks. And the innocence.

10. Bookmarks the Magazine - Can I pretend that I can get mail service on this blasted island? Cuz you know, it would mean a lot to me if I could keep up with what was getting published on the off chance that I eventually was rescued. After devouring the magazine I could compile my TBR list. Come on now, habits don't die off that easy, secluded island or not. :)

Well, there you have it folks. I highly encourage you to come up with your own list. It was fun.


  1. I loved The Girl With Glass Feet too. It is definitely one I want to dive into. I haven't read Looking for Alaska yet, but I hope to this month.

  2. Fun list. As for mail delivery on the island, well, then you'd have Amazon and wouldn't need a list at all ;)

  3. I am incredibly interested in The Girl With Glass Feet. I'm going to have to look into this some more!

  4. Just come across your blog through 'Broka nad Bookish' and was surprised to see that you've listed some of my fav books! House of Leaves (don't know how healthy this one would be on a desert island!), the diaries of Anais Nin, Grimm fairy tales...

    I think I'd have to swap the Grimm one for the Complete stories of Hans Christian Anderson.

    Cool list!

  5. Of course you get mail service! :)

    I need to check out this magazine!


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