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.