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. Goblins & Greatcoats – Travis Baldree
  14. Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree
  15. Senlin Ascends – Josiah Bancroft
  16. When Women Were Dragons – Kelly Barnhill
  17. Mirror Lake – Juneau Black
  18. Twilight Falls – Juneau Black
  19. The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold
  20. The Fox Wife – Yangsze Choo
  21. Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
  22. All Who Go Do Not Return – Shulem Deen
  23. Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  24. The Office of Historical Corrections – Danielle Evans
  25. Neverwhere (The Author’s Preferred Text) – Neil Gaiman
  26. The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman
  27. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  28. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  29. M. Butterfly – David Henry Hwang
  30. The Long Patrol – Brian Jacques
  31. Lord Brocktree – Brian Jacques
  32. Triss – Brian Jacques
  33. The Map of Salt and Stars – Zeyn Joukhadar
  34. The Thirty Names of Night – Zeyn Joukhadar
  35. 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
  36. The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd
  37. Swordheart – T. Kingfisher
  38. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts – Maxine Hong Kingston
  39. Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling
  40. Build Your House Around My Body – Violet Kupersmith
  41. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  42. Circe – Madeline Miller
  43. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  44. The Great Passage – Shion Miura
  45. Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  46. Nona the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  47. The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Deya Muniz
  48. Macbeth – Jo Nesbø
  49. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments – Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  50. Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
  51. The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O’Farrell
  52. The League of Lady Poisoners: Illustrated True Stories of Dangerous Women – Lisa Perrin
  53. Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why – Alexandra Petri
  54. Alexandra Petri’s US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) – Alexandra Petri
  55. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  56. And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories & Other Revenges – Amber Sparks
  57. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk
  58. Book Love – Debbie Tung
  59. The Toss of a Lemon – Padma Viswanathan
  60. Sharks in the Time of Saviors – Kawai Strong Washburn
  61. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  62. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Patricia C. Wrede
  63. How Much of These Hills Is Gold – C Pam Zhang