This one is a toughie because I'm torn between books that would keep me forever satiated and books that are practical for, well, being stuck on a deserted island. Looking at my list, I'd say entertainment wins out (but not by much). Being stuck on a deserted island with some awesome bookies doesn't sound so bad after all, does it?
So let's start out with the practical:
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks - Because you never know.
SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea by John "Lofty" Wiseman - Have you seen Bear Grylls? The man is JACKED. Also these guys are the creme de la creme of the survival world, so yeah, this is a must.
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places by Steve Brill & Evelyn Dean - A girl's gotta eat.
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht - We are talking about a worst case scenario, aren't we? I'd say this one is pretty self explanatory.
Now on to the fun stuff:
You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts
by the folks at Cracked - I have an unabashed love for trivia, so this would satisfy that need to know.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - I count this as one because, for me, the series functions as one and I need to have this in my life regardless of where I am.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding - A bunch of boys stranded on a desert island--sound familiar? Plus, I like that it makes you ponder the essence of human nature. Super appropriate for our situation, doncha think?
Where's Waldo in Hollywood by Martin Handford - I've gotta have something to do and I'm a kid at heart anyway!
The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott - If you've read my review then you'll know I'm nuts about this book and since I won't have movies in my life, this will do just as well.
Every Day by David Leviathan - I picked this up after hearing David speak at the National BookFest and have heard nothing but rave reviews. I'd want to take something new to read and something that is also uplifting. It's safe to say, this book meets both requirements.
I want to know --- What books would you bring with you? Are you more practical with your choices or do you prefer to be entertained? And is being stuck on a deserted island really so bad?