These are the books I’ve chosen from my long line of to read books that I’ve chosen for July. I’m so excited to get these started and will let you know how they are!
PIRATE PRIVATEER BY TIM SEVERIN
According to Amazon.co.uk: Hector Lynch and his companions are in the Caribbean, diving to plunder a wreck on the notorious Vipers reef, when they are spotted by a passing Spanish ship. To prevent news of their activities getting out, they cripple the Spanish vessel by burning her sails – an act of piracy – and then head for their base in Tortuga. There Hector’s wife Maria awaits, for she and Hector are planning a better life for themselves – this time on the right side of the law.
But a chance encounter at sea means that Hector and his comrades run afoul of Laurens de Graff – renowned swashbuckling mercenary captain – now in command of a royal French frigate. Slipping from de Graff’s clutches, Hector and his friends are cast away on the tiny desert island, Salt Tortuga.
Hector tries desperately to make his way back to Maria, meanwhile she has decided to undertake the hazardous journey to find him. Hector’s adventures and Maria’s tenacity lead them towards Port Royal in Jamaica – known as the wickedest city on earth. And Hector, accused of piracy, once more enters a world he had sworn to leave behind.
LORD OF THE FLIES BY WILLIAM GOLDING
According to Amazon.co.uk: A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.
In this, his first novel, William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic, devastating twist. The boys’ delicate sense of order fades, and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance, and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages.
THE WOLF GIFT BY ANNE RICE
According to Amazon.co.uk: After a brutal attack Reuben finds himself changing. His hair is longer, his skin is more sensitive and her can hear things he never could before.
That’s all there is as a description for The Wolf Gift but I’m very excited about this book and have high hopes for it – because Anne Rice is the queen of vampires, I’m sure she’ll do great justice to werewolves too. It looks awfully intriguing and this might be the first one I read!
This is going to be the first of the monthly posts about my reading lists and what you guys should check out!
Have you read any of these books or others by these authors? let me know what you thought of them in the comments below! Give me recommendations for what I should read next!