The Deserted Island Book Tag

Hi friends, how are you today? I hope your week is going well so far. I’m not going to be very original here, because, well, Wednesday is book tag day for a few weeks now…No worries, I still got some things in stock to surprise you ! To prove this to you…I’m taking you on a deserted island. Without books. Noooo. I’m kidding. Just in a deserted island. No books would be too crazy.

the deserted island book tag

Thank you so much to Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm for tagging me for The Deserted Island book tag, where I’m going to talk about books I can’t live without, and books that would help me through this difficult time. Since we can never have too many books, I hope this island gets wifi and awesome bookshops, so I can fulfil all of my bookish nerd needs…

Water — A book you simply cannot live without.

looking for alaskaI’m going to be VERY obvious here, and I apologize, but I have to go with Looking for Alaska for this one. John Green is my favorite author and this book is just, my favorite of all times.

Food— A book that is a close second on your favorites list.

vanishing girlsLauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors, too, so I’m definitely thinking about her and her latest book, Vanishing Girls. It BROKE my heart, but I think I’m okay with it. Or, not really. Anyways, it just was so good, and I can’t wait for her next book to come out.

Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe.

ps i still love youamy rogerAnything cute and contemporary, I guess, (because I’ll spare you the two I just quoted before).  I love Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson’s books, their books always put a smile on my face, their characters are SO relatable and, I don’t know, I just love them.

Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read.

more than thisI want to go with Patrick Ness for that one, and especially the wonderful More Than This. The plot and the story will drive readers crazy (it certainly had that effect on me), so I’m guessing non readers will either think, WHAT IS THIS BOOK, or … well, what IS this book. Either way, they should love it, and so should you.

Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart.

anna and the french kisssummer of chasing mermaidsAn obvious choice, Anna and The French Kiss, because Stephanie Perkins does know how to write a story that will melt your heart. But I want to say, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, too, because that book made my heart melt EVEN MORE, the writing was fantastic, and it’s one of those books I want to hug.

Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading.

the hunger gamesI can’t remember, I held books in my hands as a baby…. I’ll go with The Hunger Games maybe, because I think that’s the book that directed me towards my love of reading YA, and opened my eyes on how MARVELLOUS this genre is.


Since I’m not sure who’s done this tag, or not, well, YOU are doing it. Yes, ALL OF YOU guys who feel like it, I’d love to read your answers and your struggles at picking out only a few books when we all know we want ALL THE BOOKS.

Since this is a crazy tag, I’m going to ask you guys a crazy question…if you had to take ONE book with you on a deserted island, which one would it be? Let me know in comments! 💬

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56 thoughts on “The Deserted Island Book Tag

  1. Oh my gosh, great minds think alike! I did this tag about a week ago too, and I CHOSE ANNA FOR MATCHSTICKS TOO :OO I think it must be some strange coincidence… :O
    Looking for Alaska, although it’s not a “omg im going to die without this book” for me, it’s also my favourite John Green book! 🙂
    Awesome answers, Marie! 🙂

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  2. A book that melted your heart MORE than Anna and the French Kiss? I definitely have to read it, along with some other books you’ve listed. 🙂
    Hmmm… ONE book… Marie, this here is a hard question you’re asking. There are just so many books I love! I’ll get back to you once I’ve chosen ONE.

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    1. YES! You should! Anna and The French Kiss was so cute (and I’m reading Isla right now, and it melts my heart….SO MUCH), but The Summer of Chasing Mermaids was all kinds of perfection ❤
      I know, haha, this question is too hard, I asked it, but I don't even know if I can answer it, haha :p
      Thank you Tasha!! ❤


  3. Oh my god you’ve given me so many more books to add to my to-read list (well except for The Hunger Games, I’ve already read that series and obviously I love it!) but I’ve heard plenty of people talking about Anna and the French Kiss, and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids also has some good reviews, I may have to check both this books out 😀
    Also one book to take with me on a desert island, it’s gonna have to be one of the Lunar Chronicles books, probably the last one, favourite series and all that 🙂

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    1. Well, I’m happy then 😉 Those two books are awesome, I really hope you’ll read them, and love them as much as I did! 😀 Ohh, that’s good to know, and especially since you’re choosing the last book…it means that it’s a great ending! I’m always scared that the last book of a series I love ends up disappointing me!
      Thank you so much Beth! ❤

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      1. That’s all right 😀
        They’re in my to-read list, along with about a hundred others. This is what I mean when I say it keeps getting longer, every day there’s something else added to it. I hope I enjoy them as well, as much as I love fantasy books I do think contemporary YA is my second favourite genre, which I’ve realised after posting this weeks TTT post!
        The last book definitely did not disappoint me. In my mind it was the perfect end to my favourite series 🙂

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      2. I try and keep track of my to-reads on Goodreads but I never can. My to-read list on there is under a hundred books but in reality it’s probably closer to 200 with all the new releases coming out this year!
        Yeah I’ve read series like that, the first books are always amazing, and you wait ages for the last to see how it all ends and it’s just kind of disappointing 😦 part of me thinks it could be because I hype it up in my head way too much but there is one or two series where the book just wasn’t as good as the previous ones.


      3. Oh my god, yes. I’m not sure if it’s just since I actually started my blog or what but I’ve noticed so many more amazing books being released this year that I am dying to read!
        The best feeling in the world though is when you hype a book up and it exceeds all you expectations 😀 but yeah for every book where that’s true there’s another one or two where it isn’t. It can be seriously disappointing!


      4. My book buying budget has certainly gotten a lot bigger since I started blogging, but I discovered one of my new favourite series through WordPress as well so there’s that 😀 in the end definitely for the best!
        Yeah, I’m a pessimist as well but I still feel disappointed if a book doesn’t live up to its hype, even though I know it’s probably because my expectations were probably too high!


      5. Well it’s money well spent I won’t deny that 😀 but I wish some books were cheaper, then I could buy so many more for the same price! I love reading other people’s reviews before starting a new book, it normally gives me a good idea of whether I’ll enjoy it or not 😀
        Yeah, especially if you’ve been waiting for it to be released for a long time as well, just adds to the disappointment.

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  4. I think I might do this tag because I love it! There are so many great books in this tag (and quite a few I haven’t read). ONE BOOK? THAT IS A TORTUROUS QUESTION. How could I possibly ever pick one book? I would have to think on that for a bit… What would you take?

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  5. I’m in the middle of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and it’s just so damn cute >.< Ok, well it's pretty sad as well though but I'm loving it! I totally agree with you on Morgan Matson and Jenny Han. Both of them just write such great characters and stories 😀

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  6. Such perfect choices!!! I have to say that I did not anything other than Looking for Alaska for the first answer 😉
    I also like that you chose Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, but somehow Since You’ve Been Gone makes me feel even more at home.


  7. Omggg I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO ASK THAT TORTUROUS QUESTION. *cries* I don’t even know what book I’d take…maybe a Stiefvater book because I never get sick of them?? But then maybe I should take something absolutely beastly mammoth so it lasts longer?? *cries*
    *gives up and takes an entire library*
    Also More Than This is AMAZING and entirely underrated. I want to fling it at everyone’s faces in happiness. :’)


    1. This is a CRUEL question and I regret asking it, because I can’t even answer it myself, haha, I would just take all the books too! :p
      It is! I feel like people barely talk about this wonderful book, and it makes me a bit sad. It deserves more than to live under the shadows of the Chaos Walking trilogy 🙂
      Thank you so much Cait for your sweet comment! ❤


  8. I read books before too, but Hunger Games was definitely a turning point for me in terms of genre. More Than This is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while but everytime I think about buying it, I chose something else instead (what is wrong with me?!).


    1. Ohhh let me reassure you, NOTHING is wrong with you, it happens to me all the time. This is kind of weird, it’s like an invisible force telling us not to buy it. Or just our brains thinking we’ll be disappointed? I don’t know, but either way…we should just stop thinking and buy the damn book! :p
      Especially when it’s More than this. This book will BLOW YOUR MIND (hopefully), like it did for me. I loved it so much. And if you read it, well, we can talk about it afterwards 😀
      Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

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  9. Hmm, one book to a deserted island huh? That’s such a tough question! I’m trying to think of one that I could enjoy over and over… Probably one of the HP books but I’m not sure which one – its been so long since I read them. Not the first one because it’s too short. Maybe Goblet of Fire? Maybe even the very last one haha. I love that More Than This made it into this tag!

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  10. haha no books would be crazy!! I’d have to be really lame and go with the complete works of Shakespeare cos not only would I never be bored, but I would also be able to entertain myself by putting on loads and loads of one woman plays :p hours of fun! :p Great post!And Jenny Han and Anna and the french kiss are fantastic choices!!

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