Weekly Feature here at Snowdrop Dreams of Books where authors and bloggers share what five books and what five other items they would want with them if they were ever stuck on a deserted island and why they chose them. Some posts are serious, some are extremely silly and some are mixture. Check back every week to see what your favourite authors and bloggers would pick. Click here if you would like to participate.
This week I am excited to announce that Lisa Stasse is stopping by with her Deserted Island picks. Lisa Stasse is the author of The Forsaken (my review will be up today). She has been absolutely wonderful to work with and you should totally check her out around the web with the links below.
1. US Army Survival Handbook--So this one is pretty self explanatory, but it's just a guide about how to survive in the wilderness. I would need it, because I have no clue how to survive on a deserted island (with no Starbucks and no iPhone) and I would need some help! Hopefully this book would tell me how to spear fish and build a shelter and all that good stuff that people always do in movies!
2. Lord of the Flies--One of my all-time favorite books, and an inspiration for my debut dystopian novel, The Forsaken. It's really short, but it packs a lot of punch. And it would be appropriate reading for a desert island!
3. Pride & Prejudice--Another of my favorites! I've probably read this book ten times, but I could read it a hundred more. I don't think I can ever really get bored with Jane Austen.
4. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare--Okay, so I guess this probably counts as more than one book, but it would be great to have on the island with me. Shakespeare is awesome. This book would keep me entertained for years.
5.The Magus by John Fowles--One of the strangest and best novels of all time! I'm still not sure I fully understand it, but that would be one good reason to re-read it over and over on the island. It's a fantastic, surreal novel about an elaborate game that gets played on a teacher in Greece. It's really long with a ton of great plot twists. I highly recommend reading it if you're in the mood for something really cool and very unique.
Thanks again for having me do a Deserted Island feature!
About the author:
Lisa M. Stasse was born in New York, and has since lived in Spain, Russia, Hawaii, and North Carolina. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Government and English lit, and is currently a digital librarian at UCLA. Lisa loves watching science fiction movies, cooking Spanish food, and dancing around her house to 80′s music. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and their two-year-old daughter. All three of them are learning how to surf.