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Adult Summer Reading List 2022

ABLS Adult Summer Reading List for 2022. This year's theme is Oceans of Possibilities.

Author: Clint Exum

Are you participating in our Summer Reading program this year? Here are some Ocean themed books you can download or order from us today!

Captain Courageous DB024206

The spoiled son of an American millionaire falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a Gloucester fishing schooner. Forced to work aboard ship, he begins to develop maturity and responsibility. For children and adults.

Life of Pi DB054950

Pi Patel, the sole human survivor of a shipwreck, is in a lifeboat with an injured zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and an adult Bengal tiger. Strangely, after 227 days in the Pacific, the boy and the tiger make landfall. Some violence. 2001.

Storm Warning DB058280

1944. During World War II, some loyal German expatriates trapped in Brazil plot to return to their homeland on the three-masted sailing ship Deutschland. With five nuns also aboard as passengers, captain Eric Berger and his crew attempt an impossible voyage across an ocean dominated by British and American navies. 1976.

Lusitania DB018698

Thriller tells of the sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania during World War I by a German U-boat, in violation of the rights of neutral vessels. Packed with romance, extravagance, and political intrigue, the novel depicts the horrifying final hours of the civilian passengers. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1983.

Journey of the Pharaohs DB099166

In 1074 B. C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on a transcontinental flight. And now, a fishing trawler--along with its mysterious cargo--sinks off the coast of Scotland. What do these three events mean for the NUMA team? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Flood Tide DB045276

In the year 2000 Dirk Pitt of the National Underwater and Marine Agency is working with immigration officials to stop the smuggling of Chinese workers into the United States. Gangster Qin Shang has even built a port in Louisiana to unload the illegals. Pitt is also investigating a rumor of a shipwrecked Chinese vessel bearing a load of treasure. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.

Trojan Odyssey DB057180

After meeting their father for the first time in Valhalla Rising (RC 52893), twins Summer and Dirk work for marine agency NUMA investigating a brown tide in the Caribbean, where they discover mysterious ancient relics. Meanwhile Dirk Sr. rushes to save a floating resort from a deadly hurricane. Some violence. Bestseller. 2003.

Black Wind: A Dirk Pitt Novel DB059292

Six decades after a Japanese submarine sank off the coast of Washington state, an invisible wave of death strikes the Aleutian Islands. Marine scientists Summer and Dirk Pitt Jr. investigate, encountering a plot to launch a chimeric biological weapon against America. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

Blue at the Mizzen DB049105

After the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin are ordered to Chile to help liberate the country from Spain. But half of the crew deserts and the Surprise encounters disaster at sea. Sequel to The Hundred Days (RC 47466, BR 11850). Bestseller. 1999.

Crescent Dawn DB072328

While studying algae blooms, Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, and his crew aboard the Aegean Explorer discover an unusual shipwreck. When Dirk takes the artifacts to the Istanbul Archaeology Museum for identification, danger follows. Some violence. Bestseller. 2010.


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