Recommended Reads

Here’s a list of some of my favorite books. I probably missed a few, but here they are and I’ll add more as I go. Enjoy.

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

One of my favorite books of all time, by my favorite author of all time. Pirate Latitudes features a privateer named Captain Charles Hunter that was hired by the governor of Jamaica to raid a Spanish galleon for what it’s worth. It’s a very adventurous novel that was extremely well researched to provide an accurate story of pirating and the connection between the Caribbean and England/Spain. Its a sure page turner that keeps you on the edge with tonnes of action.

Under The Dome by Stephen King

Normally, I’m not the biggest Stephen King fan, but this exceptionally massive novel has become one of my most memorable reads. It features a whole slew of different characters, depicting a town that had been closed off to the outside world by a giant and impenetrable dome. Along with hints towards environmental damage caused by people, the book contains very frustrating small town politics, with a battle so to speak over who would have control over the village of Chester’s Mills. Although very long, its a very exciting, creating and intense read.

Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden

I remember reading this book in high school and how the odd title setup drew it to me. I know they say not to judge a book by the cover, but with this one, that actually worked! I was sucked in completely with this book and couldn’t stop reading it. Then went on to read the entire book series. It’s about a group of Australian students that go for a hike/camping trip into the mountains. While they are away the country gets invaded by a foreign military group, and when they return, they find the entire town deserted with all the pets and livestock killed. The group of teenagers decide to wage a guerilla war against the invaders, filling the book with tonnes of action, crazy relationships and a very thrilling read.

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

I enjoyed this read a lot and found it quite inspirational. The main character, Ed Kennedy is a underage cab driver that has a hopeless love for one of his best friends. He doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in life and he knows that. But mysteriously he begins to receive aces in the mail with clues of tasks he needs to get done. Some of them are pretty daunting tasks but its a great read to see how Ed deals with them and reaches his full potential as a young adult.

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