Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Seafaring Challenge

I Heart Paperbacks
is hosting a Seafaring Challenge, which will run from November 1st, 2007 - January 31st, 2008. The basic criteria for a challenge book is simply this: it must feature something nautical.
This is my first challenge, and I just had to participate due to my love of the sea, sailing, and tall ships. Click the link above to join in the fun. Reviews will be posted to the Seafaring Tales blog

My goal is to reach the rank of Admiral by reading at least four nautical-themed books by the ending date. So far, the list I'll choose from is the following (all of which are new to me):

Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
The Sea Wolf, by Jack London
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud, by Armstrong Sperry

Kydd, by Julian Stockwin
Voyage of Midnight, by Michelle Torrey
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey, by Linda Greenlaw
Into the Wind, by Jean Ferris

(I've finished the ones with strike-throughs.)
If you have suggestions for others you think I'd enjoy (especially if they are for kids or teens), please leave a comment.


  1. The Bloody Jack series by L.A Meyer is so awesome. The main character Jacky Faber is absolutely lovable, she gets into so much trouble, adventure, and handsome lads at the expense of her beloved. Everyone should give it a shot. I admit though the first book in the series won't get you hooked but just keep reading and you'll fall in love with L.A Meyer.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, but I've read all 5 of the books in the series and am now anxiously awaiting the sixth. They are great, though! I definitely plan to promote them here, I just haven't yet. :-)


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