top ten tuesday

Desert Island Books

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This week’s topic isn’t inspiring me (I’m a no-crossovers kinda fandom llama), so I’m picking one from the archives: Books I’d Want On a Desert Island

I figured I’d want a good combination of books I know I’ll enjoy, long-ass books, and books I’ve been meaning to get around to reading but for some reason never have. And so this gives us:

Jean M Auel – Clan Of The Cave Bear
Marion Zimmer Bradley – The Mists of Avalon
Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Ken Follet – The Pillars Of The Earth
Belinda Jones – On The Road To Mr Right

Stephen King – The Stand
Sharon Kay Penman – The Sunne in Splendour
Anne Rice – The Lives Of the Mayfair Witches
Anne Rice – Queen Of The Damned
Samantha Shannon – Priory Of The Orange Tree

(I’m also assuming that the shipping container with the rest of the books in series’ have been wrecked with me on my desert island)

What books would you take on a desert island?