Monday, June 10, 2013

Adult Summer Reading 2013: Beneath the Surface

Summer Reading has begun! At a loss for what to read? Dive below the waves and learn about marine life or the shipwrecks that lie on the ocean floor, or sail above and enjoy a maritime adventure. Take a look at this list on the Library’s Adult Summer Reading theme, Beneath the Surface.

Read a classic nautical yarn:
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian
Mutiny on the Bounty, by Charles Nordhoff
Captain Horatio Hornblower, by C.S. Forester

Check out another tale of the sea:
The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy
Jaws, by Peter Benchley
The Reef, by Nora Roberts
The Log from the Sea of Cortez, by John Steinbeck
    (published in The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings)
Deep Storm, by Lincoln Child

Or science fiction:
Meg: Primal Waters, by Steve Alten
The Ghost from the Grand Banks, by Arthur C. Clarke

And learn about the ocean in these non-fiction selections:
The Discovery of the Titanic, by Robert D. Ballard
Exploring the Lusitania, by Robert D. Ballard
The Discovery of the Bismarck, by Robert D. Ballard

While the ocean is an interpretation of the theme of ‘Beneath the Surface,’ there could be many more. What are some other books that could fit this theme?

-Emily Miller
Reference Dept.