Welcome Laura a.k.a Sister Spooky to Blogger Island! I hope you have packed lightly in the book department. May your stay be long, but your time on the island happy!
Before Laura was castaway on Blogger Island, she happily resided at Sister Spooky blog. She recently won Champion Adult Blogger at the 2015 UKYA Blogger Awards.
I'm just going to route through her sparse luggage and discover which books she chose to bring with her and why.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
I was sent this book by the lovely CJ Skuse because I “had to read it” and I'm ever thankful she sent me a copy. It's a powerful book that really captures friendship and that idea of being different and trying to fit in. Sad but hopeful.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend
One of the original YA books before the term even existed. It opened up my eyes to what boys were really like and that books could be funny as well as realistic. Plus I won't ever look at rulers in the same way again.
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book by Bill Watterson
The perfect book to read if you want to step back into a child-like mind and enjoy the simpler things in life as well as look at the big picture questions. When I'm stuck on my desert island; this will be like a warm blanket from home.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
I want to be so cheeky and ask for a special edition of book to be bound with all four books from the series so I can indulge in the whole magical ride again. However; I know that's a bit naughty so if I can't have that, I'll stick the first in the series. Epic adventure series with amazing characters. My Desert Island list wouldn't be complete without a Philip Reeve book on it.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
When I'm missing home and need a little hug I would reread this book. It's a book about heroes in the most unusual of places and never giving up home. Beautiful.
Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
Hilarity with a perfectly British sense of humour that is a great giggle and a way to get your head out of any mess. A book full of best friends for when I'm lonely on the island.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
This is a big and powerful book that doesn't need any explanation for being on any list.
Geekhood – Andy Robb
This book will be for laughter, reminding me of home (because it has some moments in it that reminding me of my home life) and, because I was quoted in the front, it will remind me of the life I had before I was lost on this silly island. Plus, it's a great book. :)
Some fabulous choices there from Laura. I now need to hold my hand up and admit that I have never ever read The Book Thief. In fact, I don't even own a copy! How terrible is that?
Moving swiftly on, let us wave goodbye to Laura as she settles down to life as an outcast on my tropical island.