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Top Ten Desert Island Books

Jason Golomb
The list author says: "If I were stuck, this is what I'd want with me..."
Aztec
Aztec
"Richly detailed epic novel of one remarkable individual living in a remarkable time at the peak, and then decline, of the Aztec empire."
The Conquest of the Incas
The Conquest of the Incas
"Amazing true stories of the Spanish conquest of the Incas and Peru."
Eagle in the Snow
Eagle in the Snow
"Deeply moving and thoughtful Roman military novel placed at a key moment in the decline of the Roman Empire."
I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)
I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)
Ilium
Ilium
"Intelligent and introspective epic scifi that brings Homer and Shakespeare to life in the same setting. (Olympos is the second part of Simmons' saga)"
Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix Press)
Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix Press)
"Fulfills every boys' dream of discovering a lost city deep in the jungle..."
The Years of Rice and Salt
The Years of Rice and Salt
"Fulfills every boys dream of discovering a lost city deep in the jungle..."
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
"Flat out cool."
The Game
The Game
""THE" book on hockey is poignant and gets to the heart of why the sport is so special and important to those involved."
Jaws
Jaws
"Classic old school thriller. Though maybe not the best idea when on an island..."
A Song of Ice and Fire, (4 Vols.): A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows
A Song of Ice and Fire, (4 Vols.): A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows
"Tremendous character-driven stories...deep, descriptive, fun and rewarding reads."