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Jan 13, 2019 12:28:38

3 Books I'd Want to Have if I got Stranded on an Isolated Island

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If I ended up as one of the victims of a shipwreck, and I got stranded on an isolated island with no one else but myself, my soaking wet clothes, and some luck of finding books, here are the three books that I'd love to find to  keep me company and keep me sane while I wait for a rescue.

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan

This is the book that I love re-reading, and this is just so fitting to my situation. It would help me find ways through the obstacles of being alone in a far away island. As I read its pages under the shade of the coconut tree, I would feel safe knowing that I'm still alive after all, and I can control what to do next. My life doesn't end here.

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

This timeless book by Paolo Coelho is the favorite of the masses. Why not? The Alchemist story is captivating, and you will learn a lot of lessons from this book. Help might still be a distant dream, but this book would surely take me to different adventures of the young boy as if I were not stranded  on this lonely island. 

Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

If Beck Weathers survived the Mt. Everest tragedy on Spring 1996, why could I not survive this shipwreck event? In fact, Beck should have been dead. He had severe frostbites, was left on the freezing ground for half of the day, and he already lost his carotid pulse, yet he managed to walk his way back to the camp. So, I, being stuck on an island without the harsh temperature of Mt. Everest and without any serious wounds on my body could still indubitably find my way back home.

It's high time to draw that SOS on the sand, or make some fire, or perhaps start walking or maybe make my own raft. I shall cross that sea if help wouldn't arrive in 5 days. 

What about you? What 3 books would you rather have if you got stranded on an island? 

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    @yaki Nice to see you picked up on this train of thought, would be cool to hear from more people since, in my view, writing is just an extension of active reading.
    These are good recommendations, I have to confess I've never read any of the books you mention, although have heard a lot about The Alchemist and Into Thin Air.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 13, 2019 13:50:50
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      @gabrielgreco thanks for giving me an idea! Well, I think you're missing out if you won't grab these books. :P Into Thin Air is the thickest one among the three, but I finished it in 2 days' time, because it was unbelievably good. Maybe I'm biased because I am naturally inclined toward non-fiction stories. The only fiction book that made a way to my heart is "The Alchemist" by Paolo. Do you have other book recommendations? I'd love to add it on my reading list.

      Yaki avatar Yaki | Jan 14, 2019 10:48:08
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