This week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is a freebie! So I decided to finally post a top ten list I’ve tried to share several times.
Do you ever read a book and think, “I would want THAT character with me if I was ever in ‘x’ situation”? Well, I’m really keen on picking out characters who are resourceful. When I read Harry Potter, I’m thinking, “Man, I would love to have Hermione next to me in a natural disaster.” (Seriously, is there a situation I wouldn’t want to have Hermione’s help in?)
So, I’m doing a Top Ten Tuesday rewind post and sharing with you the Top Ten Characters I’d Want to Have With Me On a Desert Island
Hermione Granger (The Harry Potter series) – I basically already said I’d want Hermione with me in any situation. She’s arguably the most prepared and resourceful character ever written.
Katniss Everdeen and Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games series) – Not the most emotionally reliable of characters, but Katniss is still brave, strong, and a hunter (which would come in handy when it’s time to eat!). And Finnick would be great at catching fish, and also at charming people into doing whatever he wants (in a good way, of course…).
Jo March (Little Women) – I’d want Jo around to keep all of our spirits up. You’d never be bored with Jo as company, and the way she nursed her sister Beth always made me cry. She’s a headstrong character, but she has a huge heart for other people.
Robin Hood (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) – Besides the fact that he can hunt and entertain, Robin Hood would be great at keeping everyone “united” (like Finnick). If we’re stuck on this island for a while, I can count on Robin to work out arguments and keep everyone in a good mood. Except for maybe Katniss, since she doesn’t have any people skills. Robin would also be helpful at surviving in the woods.
Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe (The Anne of Green Gables series) – I really debated between Gilbert and Prim from The Hunger Games, since both are doctors/healers. But I went with Gilbert because he’s a very wise character who I could also trust to be a leader in a chaotic situation. And, yeah, he’s not bad to look at either ;) And Anne’s imagination would come in handy when we’re bored. I would love to have story-time with her and Jo March.
Meredith Hayes (Short Straw Bride) – Meredith can make a happy situation out of anything. Oh, it’s your wedding day and there’s no cake? Well don’t worry, let me just whip some delicious cinnamon rolls out of scratch for you! Someone is trying to set the barn on fire? No problem! I’ll make everyone dinner and then personally go out there and stop the fire myself. Yeah, you’re pretty resourceful, Meri.
Anne Elliot (Persuasion) – If anyone can stay calm during a catastrophe, it’s Anne Elliot. As soon as everyone starts freaking out about something, Anne is focused and swift-thinking.
Phileas Fogg (Around the World in Eighty Days) – If there’s one thing I know Phileas would be able to do on a desert island, it would be to get us off of it. I’m sure he’d just happen to find a boat somewhere or be able to flag down a passing ship that could take us all home.
Which characters would you love to have with you on a deserted island??
33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Want With Me On A Desert Island”
Great topic for this week’s TTT! Agreed, Anne would be very helpful in distressing situations because she’s so calm :) I honestly wouldn’t know who I’d have with me on a deserted island…maybe Aragorn from LOTR because he’s used to surviving out in the wild…
Good choice. I love resourceful characters for some reason; maybe I just like to be prepared for highly unlikely events ;)
Ah, you’ve picked some amazing characters to be with you on a desert island. I’d totally be relying on Katniss if I was on a desert island! :-) Great list!
This is a fantastic topic for your TTT! I would without a doubt be taking Katniss and Hermione with me to a desert island! That’s the only way I would survive haha
Oh me, too!
These are great picks to have with you on a desert island. A great mixture of useful and entertaining. Anne Shirley is a great choice!!
Thank! Useful and entertaining describes my list perfectly :)
Great list! I’d definitely have Katniss & Finnick on my desert island otherwise I’d starve or be killed :) And definitely yes to Jo March, Anne & Gilbert – some of my favorite characters who I would love to spend time with!
That’s exactly what I was thinking when I included Jo, Anne, & Gilbert–it’d be important to survive, but I would want to spend time with some really fun characters, too!
Great list of characters! I think I’d add Cinder to my list, because she can fix almost anything.
Check out my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/01/book-covers-as-art.html
That would be a useful trait! I haven’t read Cinder yet, but I’ll keep this in mind when I do :)
awesome topic great list by the way. :)
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Fabulous topic! Yup, Hermione would be at the top of my list in just about any situation. Especially if she brought her magic purse along — I could really use that for my next trip! I love that you included Jo March and Anne Elliot, two women I’d love to hang out with. What a great list!
That purse is fantastic! I’d never have to worry about over packing on a trip :)
When I did this topic a while back I picked Katniss and Finnick. Jo and Hermione are definitely great choices too!
Great minds think alike!
Great list! I love Robin Hood-great idea!
Nice topic!! Here’s my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-ten-tuesday-authors-id-like-to-meet.html
You have a great list here! And Awesome topic to chose :)
I agree with all the characters you chose, but I might switch out
Robin Hood for hmmm…. Death aka Aric From The Arcana Chronicles
he is a survivor and I’d want him as my boyfriend :)
Well if he’s your fictional bf then you have to have him on your list! ;)
What a fun list! I think I’d like to live on your island with you =)
My TTT is here.
The more the merrier!
Oh a good idea for a list this week, I had trouble thinking of ideas. I giggled a bit at your mention of Katniss having no people skills. She really does not.
She is awful when it comes to talking to people. Good thing Peeta is there to help out with that :)
I’m going to say yes on Hermione and Jo. I recently finished Around the World in 80 Days and I really enjoyed Fogg’s character. I’d definitely want to have him (and his money, LOL) with me too.
Haha it would be helpful to have a rich person to buy our way off the island ;)
This could prove my geekish roots, but I’d like to have the Doctor because the TARDIS would be nearby to escape of the island or Montgomery Scott from Star Trek cause, hey Scott can fix anything and would get us off the island!
A TARDIS would definitely be convenient! I picked Phileas Fogg for similar reasons-I know he’d be able to procure a way off the island. And Scotty! He’s such a good character to choose!
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