If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, is about to marry the most handsome prince–unless the Dread Pirate Roberts can stop them. Goldman tells the story with only the “good parts.”
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A classic English novel about a young boy who finds a treasure map and his subsequent adventures with a band of pirates.
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
Hilary Westfield would rather be at sea than studying at finishing school, so, naturally, she runs away to answer an advertisement seeking for pirate crew. A middle grade adventure from Harper Collins. The book will be released in September 2013.
Pirates! by Celia Rees
Displeased with life on a Jamaican plantation, Nancy Kington runs away with a servant girl to join a band of pirates in the hopes of finding individuality and freedom. A young adult novel from Bloomsbury.
Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter’s Companion by Dugald A. Steer
All the information about pirates you could ever want in one beautifully bound book. It features maps, charts, a hidden treasure map, pirate letters, treasure, and more. Part of the ‘Ology series from Candlewick.
The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup
This charmingly illustrated picture book features the daring Captain Cookie as he sets off on a quest to save the other gingerbread men from being eaten by Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. Published by Candlewick.