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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments You find yourself stranded on a desert Island and you are only allowed five books, what books would they be?
No survival guides allowed : D


message 2: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 15 comments But I love my personal library! Five books! Ahhh!

I guess one book from different genres.

Horror/Thriller
Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Non Fiction - Humor category
Fantasy

I need more time to think. Toooooo hard. How about one book with all the genres in it.


message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments Debbie wrote: "But I love my personal library! Five books! Ahhh!

I guess one book from different genres.

Horror/Thriller
Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Non Fiction - Humor category
Hi Debbie, take all the time you need to list your favourites : )
Fantasy

I need more tim..."



message 4: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Persuasion by Jane Austen.
The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer.
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie.
Lost In The Mist Of Time by Karen Michelle Nutt.
The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

That's a stab at a list. I would really have to bring my series that I love. Probably be a choice between books and food.


message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments Teresa wrote: "Persuasion by Jane Austen.
The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer.
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie.
Lost In The Mist Of Time by Karen Michelle Nutt.
The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid..."

Hi Teresa, great selection here


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 2 comments I’m going to cheat and say complete Trollope, Benson, Austen, Shakespeare and then I don’t know! So difficult to choose.


message 7: by Danada (new)

Danada | 19 comments Okay.... I think these ones, but hard choice. Hopefully they just have to get us through for a bit! then we'll be rescued and have access to more, more, more!

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Edith Nesbit, Collection Children's Novels
Miles in Love
The Principal Upanishads
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya


message 8: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments Danada wrote: "Okay.... I think these ones, but hard choice. Hopefully they just have to get us through for a bit! then we'll be rescued and have access to more, more, more!

[book:The Complete Novels of Jane Aus..."
Hi Danada, wow fantastic selection


message 9: by Danada (new)

Danada | 19 comments Karen wrote: "Hi Danada, wow fantastic selection"

Hi :)

thank you! quite a few old favorites, a few new stories, and two lovely thick books that require multiple readings and lots of pondering - this selection would keep me busy for a good long while and provide both the candy and good hearty healthy food for the soul and brain.

I look forward to seeing more book selections!


message 10: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 15 comments OK. My 5 would be: (I'm going for the big books!)

Gone with the Wind ----Totally engaging. Loved reading every minute of it!
Forever Amber -------One of my all time favs!
The Far Pavillions ----On my TBR
Fall of Giants ----On my TBR
Winter of the World ----On my TBR


message 11: by Danada (new)

Danada | 19 comments nice list! my TBR list just grew :D


message 12: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 15 comments Oh good! I'm so glad!


message 13: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments Debbie wrote: "OK. My 5 would be: (I'm going for the big books!)

Gone with the Wind ----Totally engaging. Loved reading every minute of it!
Forever Amber -------One of my all time favs!
..."
Hi Debbie, this is a great list. I'm yet to read Forever Amber I've heard it's a great book


message 14: by Karen (new)

Karen | 162 comments My list:
The Crimson Petal and the White
The Handmaid's Tale
East of Eden
Rebecca
Someone at a Distance
Read all and loved them, so I think I'd enjoy rereading on a peaceful island in the sun !


message 15: by Jill (new)

Jill S (thebookbully_) Hi :) My five books that I always return to are:
1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
3. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
4. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
5. The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien


message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 15 comments Karen wrote: "Debbie wrote: "OK. My 5 would be: (I'm going for the big books!)

Gone with the Wind ----Totally engaging. Loved reading every minute of it!
Forever Amber -------One of my ..."


I highly recommend Forever Amber. I couldn't put it down.


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