Today we’re playing along with the Stranded! series featured here and talking about the three books we would take with us on a deserted island. Wendy passed the baton to me on this one, knowing that I love to talk about books all day every day and I originally thought this would be a post that wrote itself. It turns out choosing my favorite books is a lot like choosing my favorite child. It all depends on my mood. (I kid.)
So, I’m not going to go so far as to say that these are my favorite books, but rather books that I enjoy that stand up to multiple rereadings. And I should know, because I’ve reread each of these books several times.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Since I think it would be cheating to bring the entire Harry Potter series along with me, I’m choosing one of my favorites. I didn’t start reading Harry Potter until the first four books were published, and then every time a new book was published I would reread the series before reading the next book. I love everything about this book, what it means for Harry at this point in the series, the introduction of Sirius, Hogsmeade, the Patronus.
The Devil Wears Prada – I just adore this book. It’s the perfect book to open in the middle of a sleepless night, or at the end of a stressful day. Much like a bedtime episode of Friends, this book hits all the right notes for me. (The sequel is dreadful and not worth your time. Consider yourself warned.)
Fangirl – I got an advanced copy of this book and still consider that one of the happiest accidents of my life. I love this book, I love Cather and Levi and this is going to sound insane, but it just speaks to me. (Cath and Levi have a cameo in Landline and that is one of the most satisfying parts of that book for me.) I both desperately want them to make this into a movie and am terrified that they’ll somehow ruin it.
So, there you have the three books I would like to find myself with if I were to be stranded on a deserted island. I would love to hear yours, the three books (or just one!) that you can’t live without. The books that you’re happy to have living on your bookshelf, the books you can’t wait for your kids to read, the books you’re nervous to talk about with other people, because what if they hated it? Talk to me.
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