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. The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Hiro Arikawa
  4. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
  5. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  6. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  7. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  8. Hag-Seed – Margaret Atwood
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  10. Senlin Ascends – Josiah Bancroft
  11. When Women Were Dragons – Kelly Barnhill
  12. The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold
  13. Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
  14. All Who Go Do Not Return – Shulem Deen
  15. Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  16. The Office of Historical Corrections – Danielle Evans
  17. Neverwhere (The Author’s Preferred Text) – Neil Gaiman
  18. The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman
  19. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  20. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  21. M. Butterfly – David Henry Hwang
  22. The Map of Salt and Stars – Zeyn Joukhadar
  23. The Thirty Names of Night – Zeyn Joukhadar
  24. 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
  25. The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd
  26. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts – Maxine Hong Kingston
  27. Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling
  28. Build Your House Around My Body – Violet Kupersmith
  29. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  30. Circe – Madeline Miller
  31. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  32. The Great Passage – Shion Miura
  33. Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  34. Nona the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
  35. Macbeth – Jo Nesbø
  36. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments – Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  37. Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why – Alexandra Petri
  38. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  39. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  40. And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories & Other Revenges – Amber Sparks
  41. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk
  42. Book Love – Debbie Tung
  43. The Toss of a Lemon – Padma Viswanathan
  44. Sharks in the Time of Saviors – Kawai Strong Washburn
  45. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  46. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Patricia C. Wrede
  47. How Much of These Hills Is Gold – C Pam Zhang