The Deserted Island Book Tag

Hello, a tag today. :”D I was tagged by The Orang-utan Librarian, so thank you!

Water — A book you simply cannot live without

Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 01

I’d have to say Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki. This was essentially one of my first gateway manga and I’ve reread the series so many times that the first volume’s cover doesn’t even offer any resistance when I open it more. It just lays open for me. I love this series and it’ll be my favorite forever.


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

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)

Another manga – Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. When I was a teenager, I read almost solely manga. I did read books, but these predominated. This was another series that became one of my staples. I haven’t reread this one quite as often, but it’s definitely up there. If you’re looking for a manga to start but don’t know which to pick, I recommend this one. It’s. So. Good.


Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Again, I’ve reread this book so many times – I used to rent and re-rent it out of the library when I was younger, and when I’m there I feel home, so I thought it would be the perfect choice. 😀

Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read

(What does a flare gun have to do with it, you silly). Again, not to repeat myself, but Fullmetal Alchemist. I’ve found it’s easier to get people who don’t read to pick up comics instead of novels. And this one – the story, the characters – I’m thinking it might be enough to pull them in.

Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart

The Night Circus

I’m going with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book is so whimsical and light and dark and fluffy and dense and all around lovely. I was swept away when I read this and I still think about it. I wrote a review on it, if you’re interested.



Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading

Usually for questions like this, I choose Harry Potter or one of the Pokemon novelizations, but there’s another one I just thought of. When I was little, before I could actually read, my dad would read this book to my sister and I. I don’t know the title of it and probably wouldn’t even recognize the cover at this point, but I remember it was a nonfiction about animals where there would be pages of animals in their habitats with numbers by them. At the bottom of the page, there would be a legend with the number that would state the name of the animal, where they lived, what they ate, etc. I remember loving that my dad would let me find the right number, then he would read me what it said. If anyone knows what book I’m talking about, let me know. We don’t have a copy of it anymore, and my father states he doesn’t remember it. I want to find it!

And that’s it! Happy reading! :”D

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