Category: Adventure

The Halfmen of O – Maurice Gee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy ❝ Okay, so The Halfmen of O wasn’t quite the distinguished novel that our bookclub was originally going to read, but upon learning about the grim content of In My Father’s Den it was time to switch to another Maurice Gee classic… Continue Reading “The Halfmen of O – Maurice Gee”

Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The story of daredevil female aviator Marian Graves and her plans to circumnavigate the globe ⫸ “Marian and Jamie Graves are rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, then raised by their uncle in Montana. After encountering a… Continue Reading “Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead”

Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie A marshland recluse becomes tied up in a 1960s murder mystery, set in North Carolina  ⚑ “In the isolated marshlands of North Carolina, a young orphan named Kya lives alone, with only the local flora and fauna from… Continue Reading “Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens”

Infinite Air – Fiona Kidman

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya A novel about the enigmatic Jean Batten – New Zealand’s, and one of the world’s, greatest aviators ➤ “I was quite excited by the idea of The Infinite Air. I have heard a lot about author Fiona Kidman,… Continue Reading “Infinite Air – Fiona Kidman”

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Set in the American west coast in 1851, this book is a Western parody ✔ “Eli and Charlie Sisters are brothers and assassins living on the West Coast of America in 1851 during the Nevada Mountain gold rush. They are hired… Continue Reading “The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt”

Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Eight-year-old Jaffy Brown escapes the Victorian slums and sets sail for a better life. ✔ A 19th Century street urchin named Jaffy Brown is at the heart of his book. In search of a better life, he works for Mr Charles Jamrach,… Continue Reading “Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch”

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Treasure Island features Jim Hawkins, an inn-keeper’s son, who becomes interested in a guest’s chest. Billy Bones is protective of the chest and concerned about the potential appearance of a one-legged man. When Billy mysteriously dies, Jim looks… Continue Reading “Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson”

Parrot And Olivier in America – Peter Carey

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Olivier, a French aristocrat,  sails for the New World with his servant Parrot ☁ “Olivier-Jean-Baptist de Clarel de Barfleur de Garmont is a young French nobleman who attends democratic lectures in his homeland and is suspected of being a spy. He… Continue Reading “Parrot And Olivier in America – Peter Carey”

Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A sailing ship full of emigrants, prisoners, labourers and enchanting personalities departs India in 1838. ♥ “Set in 1838, at a time of colonial upheaveal and shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China, Sea Of Poppies tells the… Continue Reading “Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh”

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A fantasy adventure in which the protagonist, Pi, is shipwrecked and must endure life at sea with a Bengal Tiger. ⚈ ” Life of Pi explores questions around faith, friendship and fiction in the tale of a religious… Continue Reading “Life of Pi – Yann Martel”