Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Top 10 desert island reads

Gift From the Sea
Gift From the Sea By Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Book - 1991 128 L74 1991 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This is a classic on paring down to the essentials. The goal is not to collect ALL the shells on the beach.

Walden By Thoreau, Henry David Book - 2008 818.3 T488wm 2008

Annotation:An inspiration for the simple living movement. If only we could all build our own cabins in the woods.

A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast By Hemingway, Ernest Book - 1992 818 H48m 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Love him or hate him, Hemingway has written a beautiful, evocative memoir of Paris in the 20s.

The Art of Living
The Art of Living The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness By Epictetus Book - 1995 188 E64a 1995b All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A modern translation of some of stoicism's great lessons on coping with life.

Staying Alive
Staying Alive Real Poems for Unreal Times Book - 2003 808.81 S798 2003

Annotation:The best poetry anthology I have ever read. Old tried and trues, as well as new poets and wonderful poems to discover.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge By Rilke, Rainer Maria Book - 1990 FICTION RILKE 1990 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rilke's only novel is written in the same beautiful language as his poems. A semi-autobiographical coming of age story.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Keep the Aspidistra Flying By Orwell, George Book - 1999? FICTION ORWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Don't all artists want to live the life truest to art? Which means starving in a garret and shunning the moneyed world—at least in this story. But working in a bookstore and writing in the evenings doesn't make Gordon Comstock happy either.

The Enchanted April
The Enchanted April By Von Arnim, Elizabeth Book - 2007 FICTION VONARNIM 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Four women escape for a much needed holiday in Italy, only to find their personal lives transformed after that magical month.

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle By Smith, Dodie Book - 2003? FICTION SMITH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:This is the charming coming of age story of Cassandra, a witty and unique character. Makes me wish I were as strong and funny as she and want to be her friend.

How to Make An American Quilt
How to Make An American Quilt By Otto, Whitney Book - 1991 FICTION OTTO All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Like scraps in a quilt, the lives of the women in this book are connected and become a common story.

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If I were stranded on a desert island what would I do? Panic! And then I would read. Here are a few of my favorite books I hope would make the journey with me.