The age old question (sort of): If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 books would want to have?
I'd be thrilled with a pen and paper so I could write my own books in sweet solitary and keep myself entertained in new ways. Don't think I'd even need the pen and paper, really. Since that's not the question I'll keep it simple and go with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
I know, there are seven (and one on the way), but I can narrow it down--maybe. Let's see. Definitely Outlander (1) and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (6)--my favorites. But, for the third, it's a toss up between Drums of Autumn and The Fiery Cross. I really don't know.
After having read entire the series 4-5 times , I still love it like the first time. It's not an easy read (or short--800+ pages in each of the books), so it would use up time. The books have it all: romance, mystery, humor, sex, time travel, war, history, murder and serious mayhem. Not to mention characters that are unbelievably real. After all the times I've read it, I still find a few things I missed each time I go back through. And, there's enough left to the imagination that I can sit and ponder what/who/where/why/how for hours after I close the book.
Of course, it would probably be wiser for me to take one of my medicinal and edible herb/flower books for obvious reasons, but...
What about you?