The Deserted Island Book Tag

I would like to thank Jane @ The Greenish Bookshelf for tagging me to do this like a really long time ago. I’m so sorry for taking forever to get to it. But better late than never, right?!

Let’s get busy!

Water – A book that you simply cannot live without.

Would it be too cliché to choose Harry Potter? It would? I don’t care, I choose it.


Food – A book that is a close second on your favourites list.

Anne of Green Gables. I think y’all should have that figured out by now.


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

Pride and Prejudice or Emma. Jane Austen just gets me with her intelligent, independent, stubborn, know-it-all MCs. I wonder why…

1886 emma

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

Red Rising Trilogy. I actually already did recommend this to my boyfriend who didn’t read at all and guess what? HE READS NOW. Seriously, this series is amazing.


Matchsticks – A book that warms your heart.

Little Women. Jo is such a great bookend character and all she wants to do is write novels. What’s not to love about that? #TeamLaurie


Compass – A book that directed your love of reading.

Well I’ll have to go with Anne of Green Gables and The Chronicles of Narnia. Those are classics and every kid should read them and let it change their life!


And anyone else who wants to try it! As always, don’t worry if you don’t want to do it!

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17 thoughts on “The Deserted Island Book Tag”

  1. After reading your post, I looked up Red Rising on Goodreads, and I can’t help but wonder if this series at all influenced Red Queen. The MC is Darrow and her name is Mare Barrow and Darrow is a poor Red and so is Mare. It just seems too similar, except set in space. Did you notice any comparisons between the books? I’ve read Red Queen and liked it and this series also sounds good.

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    1. I actually have no idea! Red Queen is still sitting on my TBR shelf so I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. But I do know that Red Rising is completely different setting and stuff than the next two books in the series. A lot of people compare the first book to an adult sci fi version of The Hunger Games but it completely changes gear for Golden Son. But that’s a really good question! I may have to bump Red Queen up in my TBR and see how close they are. Ohhhh, comparison review idea!.. But either way, I’m obsessed with the Red Rising trilogy. The first one takes about 100 pages to really get going but then BAM and you’re hooked, or at least I was. I highly recommend it! 🙂


      1. Ooh I love The Hunger Games. I’ll have to check it out. The books must’ve been really good if you convinced a non-reader to read. I still can’t convince my fiancé to read anything other than a sports article 🙂

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      2. These books are sooo good! They’re sci fi and dystopian with a fun premise. Don’t give up on the first one though, it’s a bit slow as it takes some time building but once you get about 100 pages in, you’ll be hooked!

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      1. Yes, I think Goodreads said Red Rising was published the year before. I’ve seen this series on almost every book bloggers must read list. The similarities in names are a bit strange, but I loved Red Queen, so I guess I better check it out. Thanks!

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  2. Lol my answers to all of these would be Harry Potter 😂 I’ve surprisingly never read Anne of Green Gables even though I’m Canadian – but I’ve seen the movies and the watched the animated tv show growing up. Still need to read Red Rising, which hopefully I’ll get to this summer. I read The Chronicles of Narnia when I was 11/12 and really enjoyed them, though I recently looked up the books and realized that there are a lot of religious connotations that I never noticed before. Definitely need to reread the series! 😊

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    1. Hahahah you can never go wrong with Harry Potter! Oh, you’ve got to read Anne of Green Gables at some point. The miniseries is amazing but you the novels are so beautiful. Yeah, I read the Chronicles of Narnia when I was about the same age and not once realized it was religion based. As kids, we don’t tend to pick up on that side and just get engrossed in the story as a whole. But I cannot recommend Red Rising enough. I’ve read some reviews where they found the writing to be a bit pretentious but I just think it’s amazing haha. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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