Best True Survival Stories
The best books featuring stories of survival.
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151 books · 259 voters · list created October 7th, 2009 by Rainey Stricklin (votes) .
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message 1: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Lord of the Flies is not a True Survival Story!


message 2: by Isabella (new)

Isabella Roland Neither is Battle Royale!


♥ Marlene♥ and neither is Oryx and Crake. They should be removed in my opinion.


message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer S Agree with above :)


message 5: by Jamie (new)

Jamie So, how do we get them removed?


message 6: by ♥ Marlene♥ (last edited Jun 23, 2012 04:46AM) (new)

♥ Marlene♥ No idea. I can edit the list description but that is about it. Well, I checked if i was able to remove books of my own list. he one I started but I could not find the way.
I do recall that people said, I deleted it, like books where there were 2 on one list.

Okay I did it. I removed. Battle Royale which is not a true story. Onyx and crane and Lord of The Flies.


message 7: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


♥ Marlene♥ Removed a Stephen King books. The stories must be real not fiction.

This is still my favourite GR list and the one I have most books of.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

The Camel Club tied for #58 is fiction as well.


message 10: by ♥ Marlene♥ (last edited Feb 05, 2014 03:31AM) (new)

♥ Marlene♥ Derek wrote: "The Camel Club tied for #58 is fiction as well."

Thanks Derek. You are right. I removed it.

Only non fiction please.

You've read 29 of these books and 13 are on your to-read shelf. (Yay still a lot of good books to go)


message 11: by Tony (new)

Tony Vlachos How about "Young Men and Fire" and "Blackhawk Down". Two of the best. Also "Flyboys".


message 12: by ♥ Marlene♥ (last edited Apr 04, 2015 05:39AM) (new)

♥ Marlene♥ Tony. I only see your reply now but you can add them yourself. I checked young men and it seems like an excellent story. The Good nurse is not a survival story because then you can add all true crime books to the mix. It is a true crime book.

I see there are a few books that I consider more American history aka travel and adventure books. sorry I want to be strict even though this is not my list but I love it and I think you guys have voted for so many great books I want to keep it like that.


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