Sunday, January 2, 2011

Oceans '11 Reading Challenge

Welcome to 2011! Here is or first reading challenge for library readers this year: read 11 books with an OCEAN theme in 2011. ("Ocean" here is defined broadly: it includes fiction or non-fiction, set on, near, in, or under the sea.) You may have already noticed the Oceans '11 icon on the sidebar (lower right). Click on the sailor to be directed to our page of suggested titles for the challenge! Booklists include:

- Ocean Classics
- Maritime Adventure (thrillers)
- Old Salts (biographies)
- War on the Waves (naval history)
- Brigands and Booty (pirate yarns)
- Flotsam & Jetsam (mystery & misc.)

We'll be trying to read 11 ocean books ourselves this year & blogging about our reading periodically. Feel free to leave Oceans '11 related comments on these posts, or check out the Oceans '11 section on our Book Banter (top right of the sidebar) to leave some posts of your own!

If you're interested in taking part in our Oceans '11 Reading Challenge, please let us know by leaving us a comment on this post! If you know the 11 titles you'll be reading (or some of them),let us know what you've chosen. Feel free to suggest titles to add to the above lists.


Susan said...

I'm in! I plan to read these 11:
--Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin series #1) by Patrick O'Brian
--Surface Tension (Seychelle Sullivan series #1) by Christine Kling
--Second Sitting (Casey Jones series #1) by Stella Whitelaw
--The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
--The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh series #13) by P.D. James
--The Coffin Ship (Richard Mariner series #1) by Peter Tonkin
--Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
--Dark Voyage by Alan Furst
--The Bishop at Sea (Blackie Ryan series #9) by Andrew Greeley
--The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte
--The Sea King's Daughter by Barbara Michaels

Jenn said...

I'm joining the challenge. I don't know the full list of what I'll be reading yet. But I'm thinking two will be Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.