Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top 10 Characters I'd Want on a Deserted Island with Me, or, Fantasy Island: Fictional Edition

A feature of The Broke and the Bookish
I have to admit, my first thought was that I should just surround myself with attractive men.  Reason won over (for the most part) and I've assembled the following motley crew to join me on a deserted island.  First order of business: name the island.  Second order of business: make sure they don't kick me off, because I'm not sure what I'd be contributing to this group.

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Obviously. This girl is a survivor. And as long as she's on my side and we can coax her into caring about the survival of all rather than just herself, we are good to go.

Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Because even though it would be hurtful to see him in love with Katniss rather than me, we need him there to keep the peace among our island inhabitants, keep Katniss compassionate, and I imagine he's good to look at.

Lynn from Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
For the same reason as Katniss. Lynn isn't the most sociable, but she knows how to survive.

Day from Legend by Marie Lu
I picked Day over June because he's scrappy.  I think they'll be less order on this island than there is in the Republic, and Day deals better with chaos.

Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Witty, cynical, adventurous.  He can entertain us with his banter and read us morbid poetry.  And it doesn't hurt that he can do magic.

Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
There is no Will without Jem. Sensitive, thoughtful, meditative, Jem will provide some much needed grounding to this bunch.

Dumbledore from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
A father figure who can provide guidance and wisdom.  And he's a pretty bad-ass wizard if things get tough.  But mostly I bet he can magic salt water into fresh drinking water.  Let's be practical.

Jane from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Every girl needs a best friend and I can imagine sitting on the beach with Jane discussing life.

Gabriel Oak from Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Because he's hard-working and never tires.  He is always striving toward good.  He's definitely someone I could count on, even when I don't deserve it.

Finn from All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Solid, steady, best friend and crush material.  Mostly just because I love him.


  1. D'oh! Why didn't I think of Dumbledore?! Powerful AND entertaining. Perfect combo. (Well ok, it'd be perfect if he had say....Peeta's looks. Then he'd be perfect. On second thought I'm now imagining a hybrid Peeta-Dumbledore and it's creeping me out. I immediately regret thinking this. But I'm not deleting this so now you have to think of it too. HA)

  2. Great picks! Not quite sure why I didn't think of Dumbledore, he would be perfect! I had Katniss and Peeta, I didn't feel like I could have one without the other. Plus, there's always the hope that he falls out of love with her ;) Here's my TTT.

  3. Katniss is on my list, too. I debated putting Will on there, but in the end I went with Jace. I think the time difference would be just too much for me, haha.


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