Desert Island Books

So, I’ve never been tagged before. So this is a first. And a very good one, so thanks Tattooed Mummy!

As you might know I love books. I’ve always loved books, as long as I can remember I’ve been reading. I’m a member of BookCrossing which gives me even more to read. And as I posted just two days ago, My To Be Read pile is massive.

So which books would I take to a desert island?

1. Lost Nation by Jeffrey Lent. A book that grabbed me from the start. The plot twists and turns like a bendy country lane. Absolutely loved it. I bought it for very little in a clearance sale quite a number of years ago and I still think it’s one of the best books I’ve ever bought.

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I’m so glad I’ve decided to buy this book. I’ve read Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry before and up to the third part I’ve enjoyed that book. The third part let it down for me. So I wasn’t too sure about this book, but when I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I read it every available minute. the end of the book becomes clear about half way through, but I didn’t care. Needless to say, I cried after reading this.

3. The Unburied by Charles Palliser. After reading it at least ten times, I’m still no closer to solving the riddle that is this book. The description says it’s situated in the late 1800′s, but it could so easily be somewhere between 1700 and 2020. There’s no clue to what era this book is situated in. It gives me an uneasy feeling every time I read it and yet, I love it. This is a book I picked up in a clearance shop, years and years ago. I’ve been asked to lend it out a couple of times, but I’m so afraid to lose that it stays on my shelves.

4. The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe. Want a great story about witchcraft? This is it. It gets better every time you read it. I’ve been on the lookout for this book for quite some time after I saw a description of it somewhere. But it was never for sale, until I found it in a store that sells remainded books. I picked it up for much less money than I would’ve spend if I bought it second-hand.

5. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. This book was given to me by a friend as a BookCrossing book. I’ve since given it to the next reader and I can’t help but think that was a mistake. I so want to read it again. The wonderful writing really sucks you in, makes you feel like you are part of the book. Part of the lives of little Sarah that’s so desperately wants to go back to her little brother. I was so mad when I found out the truth. I remember throwing the book through the room whilst tears streamed down my face. I’ve had lots of nightmares about this book. I have picked it up as yet another Bookcrossing book. And this one might go onto my permanent collection.

6. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman. Great story. Bone chilling, in fact. I read and reread this story so many times, the book almost falls apart. I can’t put it down when I start reading this. Never in a million years I thought this story would still grab me after reading it so many times. The story is sinister, the ending is a bit dodgy, but still good enough.

7. Birdman by Mo Hayder. This is the most chilling story I have ever read. Yet I couldn’t stop reading. I had to know why and how. I’m not going to say any more about it, as I’m afraid I’ll reveal the plot. From The Guardian: I’d read to the end what I wished I hadn’t begun.

8. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. This book came to me as a Ring-book. Which basically means it gets send from one person to the next until it reaches the person who send it on its way in the first place. The story is about two missing 7-year-olda. The setting is very eery. You know something bad must have happened, just not what. It kept me involved throughout the story. At the end I almost wished it was a few centimeters thicker.

9. Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton. Again, a book that’s been given to me by a BookCrossing friend. And again, one that I couldn’t stop reading. Very moving, very chilly story. The only thing that let it down for me was the incorrect use of a medicin in the book. But if you don’t know about those things, you wouldn’t know. This book will grab you and won’t let go. The time I had when reading this was just too short. I wanted to read it without stopping.

10. This is a whole series of books, de Kameleon by Hotze de Roos. My mom and dad both had books from their childhood which I read. I liked my moms books, but they were a bit too girly for me. I was more of a tomboy. I climbed trees, I built huts, I helped my dad with his carpentry. So his books appealed more to me. When I was about 7 or 8 I started reading the Kameleon books. The books are about twins who go on all kinds of adventures with their boat which is called “De Kameleon”. I loved those books. I could spend hours with them, in their boat. I was there, every step of the way. I have all 60 books and I wouldn’t go without them!

What are your 10 Desert Island Books?

I’m tagging:

Mrs Flams

All of them blog I follow and enjoy very much.

To play just list your 10 desert island books and tag some friends and we can see what are the ‘must read’ books of 2014.

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