Top Five Tuesday: Re-Reads

I haven’t talked about books in a while, I think. Or, at the very least, not enough. Thus, today’s list will be about the books I’d want with me on a deserted island. Not the island from LOST, though. I’d want to read these rather than abandon them being chased by a smoke monster.

The Premise

I had a friend in high school who was, dare I say, obsessed with David Letterman’s “Top Ten” lists. So much so that he would share his own top ten lists over lunch periods. The subject matter of those lists is not retained in my long-term memory, no matter how good it is. However, I’m sure I could ask him since I still know how to contact him. Thank you, Blogger and Facebook.

One day, as I was reading through the blogs that I follow, I saw that many of them have theme days. That’s when I thought I would try my hand at my own theme day, and “Top Five Tuesday” was born. The only disclaimer is that these lists represent my own opinions and are subject to change whenever the hell I feel like it. Also, these lists are not in ranking order, unless specifically said.

Top Five Desert Island Books

1. The Guardians of the Flame series by Joel Rosenberg : 10 books, a couple thousand pages, and pure D&D fantasy awesomeness.

2. Les Misérables (unabridged) by Victor Hugo : I chose the unabridged because the one I have is 1,600+ pages. That will pass the time nicely.

3. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien : all 6 books, 18 if you count the 12 volume History of Middle Earth. Which I do.

4. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer : A horrific memoir I had to read in college, but a truly amazing story.

5. The D’Artagnan Romances by Alexandre Dumas : Of the 6 books that make up this story, two should be familiar. The titles are The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière, and The Man in the Iron Mask.

And that’s it. Trapped on an island, I want these “five” books with me.

*Note: I made this list before I planned on adding the Les Mis movie trailer yesterday. The fact that it appears both days is mostly coincidental, excepting the fact that I love the story.

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