Name five books you would take to a deserted island:
Another toughie, but here's the list of the moment.
Probably my favorite novel.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Do I have to explain this?
How to Cook Everything
Not only tells you how to cook things, but pick them out and store them too. Great illustrations!
The Boy Scout Handbook
(Apparently, the BSA doesn't want you linking to stuff. So click the link, enter the site, and then select the "Literature" and then the "Boy Scout" categories and then scroll down.) Yeah, I have problems with the organization, but I was a member once. I remember the handbook as a great reference book for the outdoors.
A People's History of the United States, Volumes 1 and 2
I was given this to read by my dear friend Hugh while in college. I've reread it several times since and it is so fascinating. I always discover something new.