Thursday 28 May 2015

Blogger Island Books with Sophie Waters

Arriving on Blogger Island today, we have one of the loveliest bloggers I know, Sophie Waters, from So Many Books, So Little Time book blog. 
The idea of being stranded on Blogger Island with all my friends and a bunch of books actually sounds pretty great to me… Here are the books I’d take with me:
The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen
For those that know me, this is not a surprise at all. I worship the ground Sarah Dessen walks on so of course I’d take of her books with me, and this is my favourite. An art boy, a game of Truth and a surprise new family change Macy’s world for the better. This is Queen Dessen at her best.
Persuasion, Jane Austen
I grew up surrounded by Jane Austen – her books, adaptations, references to her, even my middle name is from one of the characters! I then went to uni in Bath it the obsession got so much worse, but I think her genius can get lost in the fanfare so I’d love to re-read this; it was my mum’s favourite of her novels. This is a beautiful story of longing, hope, expectations and the endurance of true love – who wouldn’t want to read it over and over. 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling 
Viv has been very strict on our luggage allowance so no series are allowed on Blogger Island, so I’ll take an instalment instead. There is so much in the final HP book, things that I didn’t notice or make the connection with until the third or fourth re-read. It’d be a pleasure to re-read and re-read this beast until I think I know it inside out. And then be surprised all over again. 
I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson
The most recent book to make it onto my list of favourite books, I’ll Give You the Sun blew my mind when I read it at the beginning of April. The language, the imagery, the timeline, the relationships, the art – all of it is exquisite. I already want to re-read and I can’t think of a better book to read on a sun-drenched island. 
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy’s masterpiece is one I’ve peered at on my mum’s bookcase since I was a child. The first sentence is captivating and I’m a sucker for a scandalous love story. Plus, I’ve always wanted to be able to truthfully say that I’ve read Anna Karenina, but man its long. I think that being on a desert island might be the only situation wherein I actually manage to read all 860-odd pages. 

Some brilliant choices from Sophie. I might have to borrow Anna Karenina while we are on the island!
If you would like to take part in Blogger Island Books, please leave a contact email address below in the comments. 


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  2. Such a great idea! I'd love to participate. becca7931(at)yahoo(dot)com Great choices, Sophie!

  3. Love your choices Sophie - is there any sharing of books allowed on blogger island? ;)

  4. Good idea bringing a long book you haven't read yet! I don't think any of the other Blogger Island guests so far have done that. I really need to reread the later Harry Potter books again. A couple of times. ;)


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