Touching The Void by Joe SimpsonAlive by Piers Paul ReadWe Die Alone by David HowarthIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel PhilbrickThe Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
It Didn't Happen to Me. Phew!
52 books — 24 voters
Underwater to Get out of the Rain by Trevor NortonThe Ocean World by Jacques-Yves CousteauTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules VerneUnder the Sea Wind by Rachel CarsonDiver by Tony Groom
Diving the Depths
90 books — 61 voters

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric NewbyThe Long Walk by Slavomir RawiczThe Places in Between by Rory StewartJust a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale PopeTraversa by Fran Sandham
These Boots Are Made For Walking
38 books — 15 voters
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch AlbomWild Animus by Rich ShaperoJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëLa Cucina by Lily PriorNights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
The Worst Books of All Time
6,859 books — 17,830 voters

Kon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlWhy Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared DiamondThe Songlines by Bruce ChatwinThe Sea Kingdoms by Alistair MoffatDon't Sleep, There are Snakes by Daniel L. Everett
Best Popular Anthropology Books
226 books — 196 voters
The Whale Rider by Witi IhimaeraThe Bone People by Keri HulmeThe Piano by Jane CampionUncle's Story by Witi IhimaeraOnce Were Warriors by Alan Duff
Books By New Zealand Authors
653 books — 326 voters

Kon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel PhilbrickInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerWild by Jay GriffithsFatu-Hiva by Thor Heyerdahl
Vicarious Thrills
184 books — 220 voters
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleMy Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead GeorgeThe Lorax by Dr. SeussTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Favorite books from my childhood
3,704 books — 6,710 voters

Touching the Void by Joe SimpsonJust a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale PopeKon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlSky Burial by XinranAlive by Piers Paul Read
True Life Adventure
187 books — 160 voters
The Shipping News by Annie ProulxSky Burial by XinranThe Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard KapuścińskiKon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Around the World in 100 Books
913 books — 512 voters

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondLast Chance to See by Douglas AdamsCollapse by Jared DiamondThe Blind Watchmaker by Richard DawkinsBad Science by Ben Goldacre
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
1,196 books — 2,803 voters
Lord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David WyssTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonKon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlSwallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Desert Islands
117 books — 123 voters

Greenvoe by George Mackay BrownMorvern Callar by Alan WarnerSunset Song by Lewis Grassic GibbonThe Crow Road by Iain BanksThe Green Isle of the Great Deep by Neil M. Gunn
Books Set in Scotland
709 books — 505 voters
Out of Africa by Isak DinesenThe Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard KapuścińskiSoldiers of Light by Daniel BergnerTravels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński
Best books for an African Safari
431 books — 678 voters

The Last Grain Race by Eric NewbyKon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlThis Thing of Darkness by Harry ThompsonTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Sailing Cruising
201 books — 149 voters
Kon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlLittle House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls WilderMy Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead GeorgeHeidi by Johanna SpyriThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
What Book Got You Hooked?
3,364 books — 8,914 voters

The Whale Rider by Witi IhimaeraThe Highest Tide by Jim LynchThe Shipping News by Annie ProulxThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David WyssOystercatchers by Susan  Fletcher
Down by the Sea
493 books — 449 voters
Sky Burial by XinranWild by Jay GriffithsKon-Tiki by Thor HeyerdahlMy Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead GeorgeJust a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale Pope
Tales of Adventure
328 books — 403 voters

The Whale Rider by Witi IhimaeraThe Bone People by Keri HulmeThe Piano by Jane CampionPrelude by Katherine MansfieldOnce Were Warriors by Alan Duff
New Zealand
273 books — 198 voters
The Shetland Bus by David HowarthBefore Scotland by Alistair MoffatThe Sea Kingdoms by Alistair MoffatTrue North by Gavin FrancisMountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane
Best Scottish non-fiction
26 books — 11 voters

Atonement by Ian McEwanFrankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleySwallows and Amazons by Arthur RansomeLord of the Flies by William GoldingGreenvoe by George Mackay Brown
Best British and Irish Literature
972 books — 1,023 voters