Fictional Castaways: Top Ten Tuesday

July 22, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 17

Ahoy, Bookworms!

It’s time for some Tuesday fun, and today I’m making a list with the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish. Today we’ve been tasked with listing the book characters we’d like to bring with us on a deserted island. I mean if you HAVE to be stranded somewhere, you might as well make it interesting, right?


1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter : Ain’t no such thing as “stuck” on a deserted island when you’ve got the cleverest witch of her age on your side. There’s sidelong apparation, right? Plus, I’m sure she could whip up a port key in no time flat. Even if we WERE to be trapped, Hermione and her wand would be dead useful. Fire? Water purification? There’s a spell for that!

2. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games : I can’t have a witch or a wizard accompany me on my island because I’m a muggle? Well. That’s rude. But if I must take another muggle with me, I may as well bring one with some survival skills. Katniss knows all sorts of stuff about foraging for food. She might be a little moody, but girl’s got baggage okay?

3. Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser from Outlander: What? You cut your foot while hunting for firewood? No biggie, our girl Claire has a penicillin home brew cooking. She’ll stitch you up and send you home with a tot of whiskey.

4. Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind: She’s a pretty terrible human being most of the time, but girl’s got GUMPTION. She was never more admirable than when she was scratching out a living post war on Tara. If you needed someone to pick cotton while acting snooty and superior, Scarlett is your lady. Beware, though, she might try to steal your beaux. (review)


5. Cinder from CinderCyborgs, yo! Cinder is like 40% computer or something. She can do just about anything you might need, except, perhaps, resist Prince Charming. (review)

6. Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins: Side Note: I want to have a book named after me. Really though, Mary Poppins has a bit of magic here and there. We could hop into a chalk painting for a nice spot of tea when things got too harsh. (review)

7. J Maarten Troost author of Headhunters on My Doorstep: A little bit of cheating, because he’s a real dude, but hear me out.  He’s lived on or visited all the mostly deserted islands left on earth. He’d have to have some useful tips. (review)

8. Jon Snow from A Game of Thrones: They never said it was a WARM island we’d be deserted on, and if it happened to be a post apocalyptic Greenland, Jon Snow would come in mighty handy. Plus, you know. Since this is an imaginary scenario and all, I might just be able to show Jon Snow that about which he knows nothing. #dirtyoldwoman


Alright Bookworms, what fictional (or not so fictional) book character would you bring with you on a deserted island? 

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17 Responses to “Fictional Castaways: Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Annabel Smith

    Jon Snow. *sigh* I tell you what though, if I was bringing Jon Snow, I wouldn’t be inviting all those other ladies. I’d want him all to myself.

    • Words For Worms

      LOL! I was thinking I’d have only one potential companion at a time. I certainly wouldn’t want to go introducing Jon Snow to that pack of gorgeous ladies. On a completely deserted island, I’d look pretty good, ha!

  2. Anne @ Lovely Literature

    Ha, Jon wouldn’t know what to do with himself on a warm island. That’s okay though, he’s still good to stare at. Also, Claire is a fantastic idea! She’s an all around boss and handled accidentally time travel so well that I’m convinced she’s do well on a deserted island.

  3. Jancee

    Definitely Hermione. Although, she sometimes breaks under pressure. Remember when she was faced with Devil’s Snare and couldn’t find fire, before Harry and Ron so helpfully reminded her that she was a witch? I mean, she was young then…

  4. Megan M.

    I love that you picked Hermione and Katniss! And from what I saw when I was watching GoT, Jon Snow knows a LITTLE something, amirite?

  5. Heather

    What? No Kvothe? Yeah, I forgot him too. Love all your picks, especially Scarlett. I wonder what kind of dress she’d make out of palm leaves…..

  6. Danya

    Haha, yeah you’re right, Scarlet definitely has gumption! She’s not too proud to do whatever needs to be done to survive, and put you in your place while doing it XD And she’s very resourceful, too…just look at that dress she made out of curtains!

  7. Elizabeth

    Oh god. There’s nothing worse than suddenly imagining being stuck on a FREEZING deserted island! *Shudders* And Hermione and Katniss were definites for my list of contenders. I mean..survival skills and smart witch skills…there’s pretty much nothing they couldn’t defeat. (Was that a double negative? Am I still drunk?)

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  8. Sarah Says Read

    Oooooo, I think your pick of Hermione trumps my pick of Nightcrawler. Apparation AND spells. Genius! And I like how we both thought of Claire, because obviously she’d be so useful!

  9. AMB

    “I mean if you HAVE to be stranded somewhere, you might as well make it interesting, right?” So true! Hermione would be my choice. As you said, if she couldn’t find a way to get us off the island, she’d definitely be able to make it more comfortable.

  10. Elizabeth

    This is a really fun top ten! Scarlett is a surprising choice but a great one. In that vein, I’d bring Anne Shirley. She’s tenacious and good in an emergency, and I’d want a buddy with an imagination to help pass the days.

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