Ed. Note: This is the 3rd in our series of books we’d take on a deserted island if we could only pick 10. Thanks again to Time Magazine for the idea!
Stories don’t get more compelling than this. I plan to read this book once a year and no desert island will stop me!
A powerful love story that paints a rich picture of the New York City lifestyle and culture in the 60s and 70s. Anyone who has ever loved a punk rock song, a piece of art, or has loved love itself will be captivated by every one of Smith’s words.
Three words: The Prince’s Tale.
Tom Robbins obviously had lots of fun writing this book and I always have even more fun reading it. Quirky, brilliant, and hilarious – this book is my go-to read when I’m feeling down.
If I was stranded on a deserted island, I might finally have time to read this one J
A “hipster” sells his soul to the devil in a last ditch attempt to sell his novel. And there’s also werewolves and an evil wizard trying to end the world with a very special lucky cat. Hilarious with brilliant prose, this book in unlike anything else I’ve ever read.
Exceptionally well written and equally disturbing, I would bring this book with me to remind myself that there are worst things than being stuck on a deserted island.
I generally consider this title my all-time favorite book so this was a no brainer. I could also learn from survival and coping tips from the characters.
I love a good memoir and they don’t get much better than Augusten Burroughs. I could read his writing all day and would love to do so. This book is my idea of a perfect beach read. Is that weird of me?
This is my ultimate ‘feel-good’ read. Also, I’m sure I’d miss my own orange tabby while marooned on an island so this book would certainly make me feel better.
Rachel Kray is a librarian and a Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive