Book Blogger Hop: My Desert Island Book

Posted July 7, 2018 in BOOKS, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Book Blogger Hop at www.curiousdaydreams.comToday I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.


“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”


This week’s question:

If you were stranded on a deserted island, which ONE book could you not live without?

(submitted by Megan @ Ginger Mom & The Kindle Quest)


This is a tough one! I’ve talked before about how I find it impossible to choose a favourite book, so I’ll have to approach this logically rather than emotionally.

If I’m stuck on a desert island I’m going to need a book that is huge enough to keep me going. It also needs to have an uplifting message about overcoming adversity in order to keep my spirits up. Since I might be isolated for a long time, good characters are going to be important. Fantasy would be perfect, as it would allow me to escape from my difficult reality.

Book cover for The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis

The first thing I thought of was one of the later Harry Potter books, which I absolutely adore. But then I realised that books 4-7 are progressively dark and perhaps reading about my favourite characters dying would not be best for my psychological state.

So, I think the best book to have with me would be The Chronicles of Narnia. The paperback edition is 767 pages and includes 7 different books so it would keep me entertained for a while. There’s a definite ‘good triumphs over evil’ theme that would be quite comforting I think, even though I’m not religious. Aslan would be a great character to have as an imaginary friend during my struggle for survival when I would need all the wisdom and courage I could muster.


What about you? What ONE book could you not live without?


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