This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island. I’m not exactly sure what books to put on this list. I thought about being clever and including books like Treasure Island or Lord of the Flies or other deserted island/sea adventure books, but I didn’t really have enough for that idea. So instead, I’m switching it up a bit and just going highlight books set on various islands, deserted or not.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk: I adore this book. The simplicity of island life paired with the search for identity just touches my heart. I love the descriptions and the characters so much.
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson: It’s been a while since I read this, and I should give it a reread soon. But the dangerous jungle island reminds me a lot of Lost and The Maze Runner. Very intriguing.
Jurassic Park by Michael Critchton: Probably the most famous two islands on this list because these islands have dinosaurs!
Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore: As I was looking for interesting islands from books, I totally forgot that technically this takes place on an island! It’s a big island that’s “cursed by eternal winter,” but it definitely counts.
The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett: The island in this book is so fun because it’s also a ship! It moves around the seas and has so many interesting details.
Fable by Adrienne Young: The island in this book is full of treacherous thieves and a harsh environment. The details and descriptions of this book are so vivid. I found it so interesting to read about.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: The island of Thisby is another atmospheric island setting, and one of my favorites.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Visiting Prince Edward Island is definitely on my bucket list. I just love the sense of home and beauty that L.M. Montgomery depicts in her descriptions.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas: There would be no plot or point to this book with the famous Isle of Monte Cristo and all its hidden treasures!
Barakamon by Satsuki Yoshino: This manga series follows a city boy as he adjusts to life on a rural island. It’s so much and makes me laugh a lot. I love the simplicity of the island life and all the misadventures Handa gets involved in.