Boating Books

Looking for some great books to read this summer? Whether you’re out on the waves or home wishing you were, there are some captivating boating books to enjoy.

Some wonderful nautical novels to add to your list of summer reads:

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

This classic novel made its debut in 1903 and has stood the test of time, captivating readers with a suspenseful story of international intrigue that unfolds with masterful timing. It tells the story of two Englishmen who notice suspicious German naval activity in the North Sea and take their small vessel out, only to discover that England is under threat. (You’ll soon see why Sir Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, was a fan of this international bestseller!)

The Boat People by Sharon Bala

This compelling story, based on real-life events, won the 2017 Journey Prize and received much critical acclaim in Canada. It tells the story of a young father who escapes the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka with his six-year-old son in a rusty cargo ship. When they reach British Columbia, they arrive in swirling suspicion and accusations of terrorism. It’s at once a gripping tale of survival and a glimpse into the complexity of what it means to seek asylum when strangers determine fates in refugee hearings.

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

Unleash your inner pirate with this enchanting story about a seventeenth Century English doctor-turned-pirate who ends up looking for treasure in the Caribbean. The action and adventure of this fast-paced story will sweep you away to another time (and maybe make you long for bygone days!).

These enjoyable boating books are the perfect way to immerse yourself in another world, which makes them ideal for your summer reading list. These fiction books are all page-turners great for the cottage, beach, or to read while out on the water.

If you are heading out for boating in Florida, the ocean coastlines, or on any of America’s lakes, don’t forget to review your boat insurance coverage with the marine insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance before you go.

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