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Okay, so I’m a huge survival fan lately. Like.. it’s what I crave in my books and it’s killing me that I can’t get to certain books due to other commitments (I’m looking at you, The Martian). But I have read my fair share of survival stories so check these books out if you, like me, love a good snail and grub dinner… okay, not really that last part, but still! I’m a bit tired, so I’ve only come up with eight good titles (that fit the theme of Lost anyway!) so here we go –
It doesn’t get more survivalist than this. This is the most recent of the survivor type stories that I’ve read and it thoroughly gripped me – I was entranced throughout the whole thing and… how cool is it that it’s set in the ice age??
This book always ends up on my Top Ten Tuesday posts – I think it’s because it’s a favorite of mine. The ultimate in survival guides, Verne applies his scientific knowledge (and primate knowledge) and creates a fantastic tale.
I don’t know that it’s really PC these days to love this book, but I grew up with it and I remember watching the old Disney movie and wishing I, too, could live in a treehouse. There’s no denying that it’s a heck of a story.
Another not really popular author in literature classes, still Tarzan is quite the story. My dad is a huge fan of this series and had me reading them when I was young as well (and when I was a teenager – hey, I grew up in a very strict household, this was as racy as it got for me, folks!)
Not a fiction book, but still – a pretty epic tale of survival. This story was hyped so much that I was worried it wouldn’t stand up to all the talk, but it did and I loved it.
Speaking of non-fiction, here’s another one that really hit me in the right spot. While the ending is heart-breaking, the story of survival told here is a fascinating one, and one we can all learn a lesson from.
This one needs no explanation (but have you noticed now that there are THREE Robinson’s on my list? Strange).
Yup, I’m throwing some science fiction into the mix – because I love Atwood and I love this trilogy.
What books have you read with that great survivor feel??