What books would you take to a desert island if you could take at most, say, ten?
This thread is open to nominations till Christmas, till Saturday December 25th 2010 at 05.00 GMT (midnight New York time).
That will be followed by a poll and then a post on the top ten winners.
Then, on the first of each month, I will do a post on each of the winners, from #10 all the way up to #1. That means I will have to read the ones I have not read yet! How wonderful!
You can list up to ten books. The 30 books listed most will make the poll. In cases of ties, books that are listed earlier in the comments will be favoured.
What counts as a book: anything sold as a single book on amazon.com, not counting reference books or books not in English. Books translated into English are fine.
Also, please, no books on shipbuilding, coconut cuisine, etc. Assume that you have been exiled there for five years and that your material needs are not at issue. “The Idiot’s Guide to Desert Island Living” will be provided.