My reason for wanting to make a list about pirate-y books should be fairly obvious: because pirates, though they’re smelly and horrible, are also pretty exciting and adventuresome and fun to read about.
These aren’t NEARLY all the books about pirates I’ve read, they’re just ones that I particularly liked.
- The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean (1998).
- The Gift of the Pirate Queen by Patricia Reilly Giff (1983).
- The Vampirates series by Justin Somper (2005-now) [my review of book #1]
- Piratica by Tanith Lee (2004). [my review]
- Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll (2007).
- Capt. Hook: the Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart (2005).
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883).
- Polly & the Pirates by Ted Naifeh (2005).
- Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (1922). [my review]
Do you like books about pirates? I prefer ones where the pirates aren’t as horrible as they were in real life, more like the sort of pirates Disney would make movies about. Do you like nicer pirates? Or do you prefer more real-life portrayals of pirates?
Thanks to Once Upon a Bookshelf for the list-y inspiration!