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Desert Island Books, Part 2


Doesn't look so bad--which books would you take?

Part one of Desert Island books was actually called What Are Your Favorite Books? and was written way back in July of 2009, when this blog was just a slobbery tot.

Since then, I’d imagine that I’ve gained a few readers, lost many more, and hopefully, that some of you who were around for the first post have had worthy additions to your original list of books you could not do without, AKA the books that you would take with you if you were stranded on a desert island.

Mine haven’t changed much. 

Blood Meridian

Catch 22

Don Quixote

But this time around I’m going to add:

Man’s Search For Meaning

The Complete Far Side

George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series

Over to you. What couldn’t you do without?





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  • Casey (North and Clark) August 25, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I think part of what is exciting about desert island books is that you get to limit the things you pay attention to.

    Right now there is so much I could do, read, write or learn about. I have the resources to learn Russian if I would devote the time to it. But, I don’t learn Russian because there are a million other things I could be learning.

    Ok, now the list:

    Ender’s Game
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    On the Genealogy of Morals : Ecce Homo
    Blue Beard
    The Alexandria Quartet (Which I haven’t read yet but have always wanted to)
    And Maybe a basic first aid book

  • Kosmo August 25, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Lawrence Block’s massive short story collection, Enough Rope.

  • Susan Garvey August 26, 2011, 8:30 am


    I keep thinking about one of my all time favorite Far Sides, which fits into this category perfectly. Rescue helicopter flying over a small island. The rescuees have mispelled HELP as HELF and the guys decide to pass because it’s not spelled right. (So hard to explain Far Side comics…)

    I’d take Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace because I think I could read it 50 times and still never get it all.

    Gone with the Wind, cuz I’m a girl and it’s long.