Your kids don’t have to be the only ones combining their love of boating and reading! Check out these 6 boating books for adults and get your read on!
We can’t very well recommend boating books without first starting with a classic. Moby Dick, written by Herman Melville, is not just a book of adventure, but also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Revisit this masterpiece or read it for the first time. Either way, you are sure to be entertained.
Yet another classic, Treasure Island is one of the most popular pirate stories ever written. (The kids can enjoy this one, too.) This coming-of-age story is ultimately a lesson about the meaning of good and evil.
How could we leave out The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway? This story isn’t just battling a Marlin, but of a man finding personal triumph through defeat.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea follows a man looking for a sea monster but finding a submarine instead. Follow him as he explores underwater marvels (including Atlantis) and discover that his journey is one of revenge.
The Horatio Hornblower saga fictional Napoleonic Wars era Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. The character has since been the subject of television and radio shows. The first novel in the series features Hornblower on a secret mission to Central America. Start with Beat the Quarters and go from there!
The autobiography, Sailing Around the World Alone, by Joshua Slocum recounts his solo three-year, 46,000 mile circumnavigation around the globe. His trek remains unmatched in maritime history, making this a must-read.
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