The other day, my good friend Yvette of in so many words.... did a post on the 10 books she would want with her on a desert island, a different planet, or spending eternity at an empty diner. Well I was able to answer that question pretty quickly, and we actually had two books in common. We both picked Watership Down by Richard Adams and Dracula by Bram Stoker.
My additional books were: Omnibus edition of the Last Herald Mage trilogy by Mercedes Lackey, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Gillespie and I by Jane Harris, The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
However, that's not the point of this post. Picking your 10 favorite books, the only books you would want for the rest of your life, it's pretty easy. I think most of us, though we would have to do some weeding, could come up with that list fairly quickly.
The question I think is harder to answer, and the question I'm answering with this post is, of all the books you have never read, which 10 would you want with you the day you became stranded on a desert island? I think our TBR lists, our wish lists, are way bigger than any of us would consider healthy. So trying to narrow that list down is a bit harder, at least for me. What makes it even harder is that, on any given day, a few of the books my change on us.
So with no further ado, these are the books I would pick, as of right now:
|Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes|
|The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins|
|The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe|
|Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis|
|Dragonwyck by Anya Seton|
|Curtain by Agatha Chrisite|
|Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie|
|Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson|
|Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory|
|The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald|