Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post here on Rainy Day Ramblings where I discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
This week's thought provoking topic:
Deserted Island books: What five books would you want to have if you were stranded?
The old tried and true deserted island question. Of course, my idea of a deserted island would look something like this:
with a stack of books and a cool drink by my side, or better yet a fully charged Kindle with some type of solar charger. They really need to get on that solar charger.......
However, without a solar charger, my Kindle would only last a week or so depending on how much I read, so then I would have to resort to a stack of books.
If I could only pick five books to read, which is incredibly hard, I would have to go with these:
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
What can I say? It is my all time favorite read. The book I reach for time and time again for comfort reading. Not to mention it is a huge book coming in at over a thousand pages, so that will keep me entertained for awhile. At least I would have Rhett's wicked sense of humor to make me laugh.
11-22-63 by Stephen King:
I had to have a King book as he is one of my all time favorite authors. I was hard pressed to pick a favorite from King, and it is a toss up between this book, IT and Wizards and Glass. I adored this book. It is fantastic story telling. A book that made me laugh and cry. I loved it.
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice:
Rice is another one of my favorite authors. While I loved her Vampire Chronicles, I think the Witching Hour remains a top my list of favorite books by Rice as it is a rich and lengthy history of a family haunted by a spirit. It features powerful witches through the centuries. A fascinating read.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien:
It has been awhile since I read Tolkien, but you can't deny he was a brilliant man and a tremendous writer. It is easy to get lost in his world. Plus this is one of the all time best adventure books.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor:
I figured I better include something a bit more modern so I went with Taylor's gorgeously written book. This book has amazing story telling, excellent world building and a forbidden romance.
Notice, I went with big thick books because if I am going to be stranded, the longer the book, the better. I think a two week get away on a deserted island would be nice, but after that, I imagine I would be ready to come home, as I wouldn't want to end up half crazy talking to a volleyball.
Weigh in.... Tell me what books you would have to have if you were to spend some time on a deserted island.
Next week's TMST:
Spring Picks for 2017