This was for sure a hard list to narrow down. If I were stranded on a desert island I would want a mixture of heavy chapter books with suspense, conflict, and emotion but at times I would need a happy picture book that I love or a tale that’s less intense as some others. i think almost all of these books can either be considered children’s or young adult.
My all-time favorite book EVER, The Art of Racing in the Rain. I could read this book over and over and over. This book is told in the perspective of a dog and the personality that Garth Stein gives the dog, Enzo is just unforgettable and the storyline is very real and relatable. READ THIS BOOK!
The Great Gatsby, another one I could see myself having a hard time getting sick of. F. Scott Fitzgerald just does an amazing job writing this book and its timing and character and symbolism is just so interesting to study. I bet I would learn something new about the book every time I read it.
The Hatchet is probably the most popular of the many books Gary Paulsen has written. I really love this author but I also love this book and I think it would be very helpful/relatable to have on a desert island because Brian, the main character is also stranded, but in a very different climate. I think I would be able to use this book as motivation to find food and shelter.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, although there are 7 of these books… I think I can handle reading the one that began it all over and over again. This is definitely one of my all time favorite stories and since I have seen the movie, I can try to play it in my head like a personal movie for some entertainment on my island!
Oh the places you’ll go is one of my favorite picture books Dr. Seuss always knows how to make people laugh. I figured this book would be great on a desert island to cheer me up when I’m lonely!
The Hunger Games is an awesome series. But the first book is hands down my favorite. Just like Hatchet, I thought this book would give b=me some mental and real life tips about surviving on my island!
So I have never read Holes by Louis Sachar. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the movie and I have heard such great things about this book. I really want to read it… enough for it to be one of only 10 books I read for a long long time!
Mercer Mayer books have always been my favorite picture books. I like to think of them as the symbol of my childhood reading experience. Just Lost for some reason was always my favorite… I think because the feeling when little critter loses his mom in the mall that I would experience would make me freak out about ever losing my mom. I chose this book for this list because 1. I love Mercer Mayer and 2. This book reminds me of my mom.
Harriet the Spy was my role model when I was around 8 or 9. I thought Harriet was so brave and smart and I was obsessed with being a spy just like her. I chose this book because its one of my childhood favorites and because maybe Harriet could give me some confidence when times get tough on my island!
This semester was the first time I have read Walk Two Moons and I absolutely love it! It is a very interesting story to read because it kind of jumps around and it contains a lot of uncertainty between what the main character is telling the audience and what the truth is. This book always keeps you wondering how things connect and it’s very enjoyable to follow along with Sal’s beliefs about her friend Phoebe and her mother.