Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Brooke and the Bookish. This week's top ten is of characters I'd want with me on a deserted island. 

10. "Grimalkin" from "The Iron Fey" by Julie Kagawa
Yes, he's a cat. But he's an incredibly funny, magical cat. You certainly wouldn't get bored if you had to spend time with him. Doubtlessly, though, he'd leave you stranded alone in an heartbeat.  

9. Finnick Odair from "The Hunger Games series" by Suzanne Collins 
He's got survival skills and he know a lot about the sea. Plus, he's nice to look at, which is always a plus!

8. Will Herondale from "The Infernal Devices" by Cassandra Clare
He's a sarcastic demon-hunter. Be still my heart! With his mad hunting skill and his humor, he'll be pleasant and useful to have around!

7. Lin Cinder from "The Lunar Chronicles"by Marissa Mayer 
She's a mechanic and a cyborg and she can create illusions with her magic. Sure, she's a bit dangerous to have around, but if there's any wreckage around the island, she'll be useful!    

6.  Sherlock Holmes from "The Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Holmes is a genius, even though he's a bit mad. He'd definitely find a way to survive on the island, and he'd be an interesting conversationalist while he's at it. 

5. Percy Jackson from "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" by Rick Riordan 
Percy's father's the god of the oceans. He'd be great to have around if you're stranded on an island, you'd get out of there in no time flat!

4. Aragorn from "The Lord of The Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
He's a chivalrous king who spent years as a ranger. Surely, he has good surviving skills, and he also is quite easy on the eyes.

3. Gandalf from Tolkien's "Middle Earth" works
He's practically a god, and he'd have ranked higher on the list if I didn't have the impression he'd leave anyone so unfortunate as to end up stranded with him alone back on island because they'd need to find out for themselves how to escape.   

2. Aziraphale and Crowley from "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
I'm kind of cheating by lumping these two together, but they are a team, and they are most fun when they're together. They are an angel and a demon and they have great powers. Your stay on the island would be fantastic!  

1. Hermione Granger from "The Harry Potter Series"
If somebody would know a great spell to make a raft and get off the island, it would definitely be Hermione! 


  1. Definitely agree with what you said about said about Finnick! Wish I thought of him now haha.

  2. Percy is on my list too. Aragorn is an awesome choice :) Cool list.

  3. I've seen Hermione now on heaps of lists -- and let's face it, who wouldn't want her on a deserted island?? :) Great list; Grimalkin is also an awesome choice... though yes, at the first sign of trouble, he'd disappear. ;)

  4. I'd love to use Hermione's skills on a deserted island! Great picks. :-)

  5. You're the second person I've seen have Percy on their list and now I'm bummed I didn't think of him either. Great list!

  6. Percy was on my list too, such a great choice for escaping an island. Sherlock Holmes is an interesting pick, I thought about putting him on my list, but his cocky personality, although I love it in print and film, may be a bit annoying if you were marooned with it on an island.

  7. Sherlock Holmes is a choice I haven't seen before. He would certainly be an interesting conversationalist :)

  8. Oh Sherlock Holmes is a great choice! I wish I'd thought of him for my list. And Gandalf is a great (but dangerous choice). He'd be sure to get you into a crazy quest and disappear halfway through!

  9. I'd definitely take Aragorn and Gandalf, and Hermione is a great pick too!

  10. How could I have not chosen Percy Jackson?? I just finished that series - he should have been one of the first people I thought of! Great list :)