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What if you were marooned on an island with all the comforts of home except no radio, no t.v., no phone, and no computer (o-no!) What books would you want to have with you? Would you pick books that you never read before or books that you enjoy reading over and over again?........And you were limited to only 10 books. What would you pick?
(I would pick GONE WITH THE WIND as one of the books. I've been wanting to read it and have been putting it off! As for the other 9, I'm still thinking......)
I LOVE desert island lists! Oh, I'd definitely have books I could read over and over, like Illusions, by Richard Bach, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, plus the single volume Complete Works by Shakespeare. Calendar of Wisdom by Tolstoy - 365 days' worth of great writings and essays, and quotes - has intrigued me since I read about it in The Poet of Tolstoy Park. As for the rest, still thinking.
Hmm... I'd probably pick 10 I have already read.... definitely Count of Monte Cristo, Wuthering Heights, I Know This Much Is True..... definitely Gone With the Wind also. This is a good question. I can't think of the rest right now.
Here is the list I came up with:
AGATHA CHRISTIE, FIVE CLASSIC MURDER MYSTERIES
GONE WITH THE WIND
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (the last one)
THE OUTLANDER (the first one)
PERSUASION (Jane Austens last novel, and I feel it's her best)
THE SHELL SEEKERS (no pun intended!)
THE SINGLE VOLUME COMPLETE WORKS BY SHAKESPEARE ( Eve S., thanks for the suggestion)
What books are on your list?
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