Boat Books
For anyone who likes a nautical atmosphere, these are books where boats are key to the setting.
1 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 827,536 ratings
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2 The Old Man and the Sea
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 333,682 ratings
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3 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 314,511 ratings
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4 Treasure Island
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 216,961 ratings
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5 The Odyssey
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 572,308 ratings
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6 The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 247,239 ratings
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7 Twenty Thousand Leagues Und...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 90,471 ratings
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8 Heart of Darkness
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 210,598 ratings
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9 Master and Commander (Aubre...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 23,960 ratings
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10 The Perfect Storm: A True S...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 62,603 ratings
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11 Robinson Crusoe
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 137,893 ratings
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12 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 833,188 ratings
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13 Three Men in a Boat
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 22,943 ratings
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14 The Caine Mutiny
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 11,660 ratings
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15 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 6,956 ratings
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16 Jaws
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 75,698 ratings
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17 The Sea Wolf
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 13,282 ratings
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18 In the Heart of the Sea: Th...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 31,875 ratings
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19 Two Years Before the Mast: ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 7,021 ratings
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19 Billy Budd and Other Stories
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 3,354 ratings
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21 Lord Jim
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 16,644 ratings
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21 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 48,273 ratings
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23 The Shipping News
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 81,074 ratings
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24 Lieutenant Hornblower (Horn...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 5,412 ratings
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25 Unbroken: A World War II St...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 263,102 ratings
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26 Peter Pan
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 135,180 ratings
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27 Sailing Alone around the World
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 3,920 ratings
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28 Captains Courageous
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 11,667 ratings
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29 Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 40 ratings
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30 Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 35,280 ratings
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31 Endurance: Shackleton's Inc...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 33,403 ratings
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32 Ship of Fools
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,189 ratings
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32 Swallows and Amazons
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 15,812 ratings
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34 The Rime of the Ancient Mar...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 28,615 ratings
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35 Billy Budd, Sailor
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3.04 of 5 stars 3.04 avg rating — 9,211 ratings
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36 The Cruel Sea
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,904 ratings
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37 Zeitoun
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 46,129 ratings
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38 The Cat's Table
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 16,178 ratings
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38 Captain Blood
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7,552 ratings
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40 Mutiny on the Bounty (The B...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 9,026 ratings
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41 Smilla's Sense of Snow
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 22,911 ratings
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42 Mid Ocean
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 150 ratings
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42 Big River's Daughter
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 52 ratings
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44 The Riddle of the Sands
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 2,376 ratings
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45 Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 4,089 ratings
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46 A High Wind in Jamaica
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 4,554 ratings
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47 The Lifeboat
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 14,290 ratings
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48 Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 16,553 ratings
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49 Mayflower: A Story of Coura...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 18,823 ratings
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50 Pirate Latitudes
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 22,651 ratings
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51 The Wanderer
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 8,008 ratings
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52 Boat Girl: A Memoir of Yout...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 72 ratings
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53 Jamrach's Menagerie
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 4,773 ratings
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54 Message in a Bottle
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 145,965 ratings
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55 Heart of Darkness and Selec...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13,283 ratings
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56 Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lo...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 7,015 ratings
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57 The Hunt for Red October (J...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 220,892 ratings
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58 An Embarrassment of Mangoes...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,774 ratings
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59 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 224,395 ratings
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60 To Say Nothing of the Dog
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 17,849 ratings
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61 HMS Ulysses
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,043 ratings
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62 The Sailor Who Fell from Gr...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 6,674 ratings
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63 Saved!: the Story of the An...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 55 ratings
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64 Looking for a Ship
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 732 ratings
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65 Voyage on the Great Titanic...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,375 ratings
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66 The Deep Blue Good-By (Trav...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,995 ratings
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66 Kensuke's Kingdom
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 5,762 ratings
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68 Das Boot: The Boat
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,853 ratings
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69 Dove
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,365 ratings
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70 At the Mercy of the Sea: Th...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 83 ratings
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71 A Dangerous Harbor
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 201 ratings
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72 The Secret of the Unicorn (...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 7,672 ratings
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73 Sea of Glory: America's Voy...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 2,540 ratings
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74 The Endurance: Shackleton's...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 8,707 ratings
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75 The Open Boat
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,161 ratings
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76 The Light Between Oceans
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 127,537 ratings
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77 Deep Water
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings
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78 To Have and Have Not
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 12,812 ratings
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79 The Voyage of Saint Brendan...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 44 ratings
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80 The Secret Sharer and other...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 672 ratings
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81 Seven on the Blue
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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81 American Amaranth
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 14 ratings
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81 Uncharted: Story for a Ship...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings
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84 Circle Of Bones: a Caribbea...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 924 ratings
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85 Last Exit In New Jersey
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 294 ratings
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86 The Death and Life of Charl...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 38,799 ratings
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87 Maiden Voyage
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,314 ratings
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88 The Nigger of the Narcissus
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 998 ratings
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88 Skinny Dip
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 25,510 ratings
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90 Awake Now, Sailor
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings
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91 The Lion's Paw
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 262 ratings
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92 The African Queen
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,225 ratings
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93 Nobody's Boy
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 4,983 ratings
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94 Shrader Marks: Keelhouse
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 13 ratings
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95 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 8,340 ratings
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96 Jason and the Golden Fleece
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,093 ratings
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97 Missee Lee
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 595 ratings
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98 The Ice Master: The Doomed ...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,093 ratings
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99 Tales of the Pacific
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 72 ratings
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100 Once Upon a River
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,837 ratings
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474 books · 346 voters · list created October 14th, 2010 by C.E. Grundler (votes) .
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message 11: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Why would someone add two pro-life books to a list about books which feature boats? Desperate much?


message 10: by Rachael (new)

Rachael Wow...pro-life books. Way to randomly push an agenda.


message 9: by Tracy (new)

Tracy That's what I thought!


message 8: by Tima (new)

Tima Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
by Randy Alcorn

That's the only one I saw in a quick scan, so I removed it. If you let me know what number the second one is at, I can remove it as well :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads "Why Pro-Life" by the same author is at 77, currently.

I'll remove it.


message 6: by Tima (new)

Tima Thanks for grabbing that one, Susanna. :)

Sam wrote: "What? No 'Noah and the Arc' as a voting option?"

Sam, you can add books to the list if you don't see the ones you'd like to vote for. Top right of the list, there's a tab that says "add books to this list". =)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to the list at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 2: by Seymour (new)

Seymour Hamilton Seymour Hamilton

The books I have tried to celebrate in this list (by Ransome, Forester, Hemingway, Melville and more), are the ones that have influenced me most.


message 1: by Riku (new)

Riku Sayuj Thanks for making me realize i love so many "boat-books"!


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