This post is quite funny after yesterday’s rant about ridiculous book comparisons…buuut I’m not exactly comparing these books to a TV show. Humour me, okay?
I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday.
This is a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top Ten Books If You Like Such-and-Such TV series/comics/movie etc. On my brain did burn, blogglings, trying to think up something. I started to pick out books to read if you liked Disney’s Frozen…but then INSPIRATION hit. What about books to read if you like the TV series “Man Vs. Wild”?
What is Man Vs. Wild? Hopefully you already KNOW. But, in a nutshell, it’s a survival series mostly centring on an
idiot ex-military guy named Bear Grylls who does completely (pointless) insane things to show you how to survive in them like:
– eats bugs and spiders
– tears his clothes so he can sew them up with vines
– swims in freezing lakes
– falls down cliffs to see if he’ll break a bone
– climbs frozen waterfalls
– sleeps INSIDE A DEAD CAMEL
– basically anything gross or freaky he does to show YOU how to survive in any situation
Thanks to Bear Grylls I’m officially never leaving the safety of my small bedroom. Also: I learnt a lot from that TV series. My older brother and I were rather obsessed at one stage.
If you want to see this dude survive Australia (he’s rather interesting) you can watch it on YouTube here.
|source || yes he eats that|
Ohh, I have such fond memories of this series. Who doesn’t like books about a random kid in an airplane crash who survives the bears and lakes and snow of Canada?! They’re super realistic and I learnt a lot about lighting fires.
You need a hatchet.
I LOVE THIS SERIES. I don’t even care that I’m in the minority! There is heck of a lot of survival happening here, particularly since they’re surviving mutated…aliens. It gets messy.
But you know what? If you’re stressed, have a cookie. THAT is advice I can work with, thanks Sam.
I’m pretty extra sure I use this book every TTT post. It’s obviously a good book. If you haven’t read it now, go read it. Go! Go! Go! It’s apocalyptic and what do you need when then world ends? CHOCOLATE. Er…WATER! You do need H2O, trust me, and this does give some fabulous tips on how to drink water without killing yourself.
Water can kill you.
The survival themes in this one surprised me! I honestly thought it’d be about two highly strung teens running around a spaceship falling in goopy love with each other. BUT NO. They spent a lot of time surviving a) alien weirdness b) spaceship crashes, and c) each other.
Also: Lilac can hike in high heels. Not for long, but nevertheless, she DID hike in them.
The Australian desert is no picnic, believe me. But if you don’t believe me, you can always read Stolen and slowly swelter into a puddle of doom with Gemma.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they’ll probably become an assassin and fight to the death several times in one week. IT JUST HAPPENS OKAY? If you want to know how to a) tell poisons apart, b) escape a prison, c) outwit politics, d) use many different weapons, e) know how to train to be fit, and f) learn how chocolate cake is crucial to survival? THIS IS YOUR SERIES.
Also can we just admire the newly released cover for Heir of Fire for a while? Eeeek!
This is a rather obscure one, but it is
precious useful for learning how to survive in the forests of Pioneer America. Catch fish. How to eat raw meat. How to raft down rivers. How to survive annoying family members…seriously. Invaluable.
If you get trapped inside a school during an apocalyptic like snowstorm? THIS book will guide you. Well, actually it’ll guide you on how to eat cold school-cafeteria-pudding without a tin-opener and that you’ll still get pimples even if you’re in a life-death situation. So sad.
I like to consider myself somewhat prepared for the zombie apocalypse. I go for runs. I’ve read all these books and therefore totally know how to survive. I even store chocolate in my room for quick-supplies-to-get-away. I AM READY OH YEAH. But, if you still need to brush up on zombie-survival-tactics, The End Games awaits you. I happen to absolutely love this book, too, by the way. 5-stars!
Cait and her older brother used to watch Man Vs. Wild so obsessively they decided to hike UP a river in the middle of nowhere. It was fun! It was exciting! It was waist deep water and…wet and cold. Then Cait fell in. All the way. Why does it stop being fun when you’re freezing cold and wet? To make it even, she pushed her brother in. She’s awesome like that.