deserted island

I felt kinda bad just having a hall of shame, so I thought I’d better have a corresponding list of books I actually did like. Listed in alphabetical order by author, these are the books I would take with me to a deserted island. If you’re wondering what you should read next, wonder no more.

  1. Fangs – Sarah Andersen
  2. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. Odder – Katherine Applegate
  4. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
  5. The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Hiro Arikawa
  6. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
  7. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  8. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  9. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  10. Hag-Seed – Margaret Atwood
  11. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  12. Bookshops & Bonedust – Travis Baldree
  13. Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree
  14. Senlin Ascends – Josiah Bancroft
  15. When Women Were Dragons – Kelly Barnhill
  16. Mirror Lake – Juneau Black
  17. Twilight Falls – Juneau Black
  18. The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold
  19. Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
  20. All Who Go Do Not Return – Shulem Deen
  21. Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  22. The Office of Historical Corrections – Danielle Evans
  23. Neverwhere (The Author’s Preferred Text) – Neil Gaiman
  24. The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman
  25. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  26. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  27. M. Butterfly – David Henry Hwang
  28. The Long Patrol – Brian Jacques
  29. Lord Brocktree – Brian Jacques
  30. Triss – Brian Jacques
  31. The Map of Salt and Stars – Zeyn Joukhadar
  32. The Thirty Names of Night – Zeyn Joukhadar
  33. Three Plays: Once in a Lifetime/You Can’t Take It With You/The Man Who Came to Dinner – George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
  34. The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd
  35. Swordheart – T. Kingfisher
  36. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts – Maxine Hong Kingston
  37. Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling
  38. Build Your House Around My Body – Violet Kupersmith
  39. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  40. Circe – Madeline Miller
  41. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  42. The Great Passage – Shion Miura
  43. Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  44. Nona the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  45. Macbeth – Jo Nesbø
  46. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments – Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  47. Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
  48. The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O’Farrell
  49. The League of Lady Poisoners: Illustrated True Stories of Dangerous Women – Lisa Perrin
  50. Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why – Alexandra Petri
  51. Alexandra Petri’s US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) – Alexandra Petri
  52. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  53. And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories & Other Revenges – Amber Sparks
  54. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk
  55. Book Love – Debbie Tung
  56. The Toss of a Lemon – Padma Viswanathan
  57. Sharks in the Time of Saviors – Kawai Strong Washburn
  58. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  59. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Patricia C. Wrede
  60. How Much of These Hills Is Gold – C Pam Zhang