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Titanic Booklist (#1)

I've enjoyed several great books during my recent study of the R.M.S. Titanic. I've included some of these below, in case anyone would like to check out these books yourself.

'A Night to Remember' by Walter Lord 'The Night Lives On' by Walter Lord
A Night to Remember (1955) and The Night Lives On (1986) by Walter Lord.
These 2 books are the most fullfilling & educational reads on the Titanic that I've read. I would definitely recommend reading them together, even though the author wrote them over 30 years apart. A Night to Remember starts right as the catastrophe is beginning, and it pieces together the eyewitness accounts of the people that were there & survived to tell their story. It even shows the differences in the stories between people, and how it looked to passengers of varying ranks. The Night Lives On is more of a biographical view on the Titanic, starting with all the amazing details you need to know before the Titanic sails, plus everything about the sinking, and afterwards. These 2 books are my favorites!

'White Star: A Dog on the Titanic' by Marty CrispWhite Star: A Dog on the Titanic by Marty Crisp.
Indeed, there was a dog kennel on the Titanic! There were a handful of dogs brought on board by passengers. This was a fun read, and I enjoyed it especially because I love dog stories. The story follows a fictional young boy named Sam Harris who has a sharp eye for dogs and always enjoys having fun. He makes friends with the boy who works in the ship's kennel, Phineas MacDougal (an Irish lad). Together with Sam's other friend Bucky, these boys create their own dog-related adventures aboard the Titanic.
(Juvenile Fiction)
'Unsinkable' by Gordon Korman 'Collision Course' by Gordon Korman 'S.O.S.' by Gordon Korman
Titanic trilogy by Gordon Korman.
The first book in the series marks the beginning of a grand adventure. You'll actually experience the Titanic fom 4 different characters' point-of-view. The stowaway boy, the under-age steward, the daughter of an Earl, and the daughter of a women's rights advocate. They each come from a different life style, with their own troubles and secrets. I really like how this book is able to show the differences between the classes of passengers that sailed on that magnificent ship.
The 3 book titles are: Unsinkable, Collision Course, S.O.S.
(Juvenile Fiction)

'Voyage on the Great Titanic' by Ellen Emerson WhiteVoyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson White.
This has to be one of my favorites from the Dear America series! It is the fictional story of Margaret Ann Brady as she sets sail on the Titanic's first voyage. It is only by a twist of fate that Margaret is able to get a ticket for the anticipated Titanic. You get to read all the details from her journal. Amidst all the excitement, she doesn't realize the devastation that the ship will soon bring.
(Juvenile Fiction)

If any of my blog readers know of some other related books, please let me know! I still have a growing Titanic booklist, and would love any new additions.

P.S. I just found this Titanic 2012 reading challenge which I am joining in as a First Class Passenger! Anyone else who is reading some Titanic books may want to join in!!

~*~I'm also linking up to Book Review Wednesdays at Cym Lowell's blog!


  1. What a fabulous lovely to meet you...your posts are spectacular..shine on!

  2. A Night to Remember was also made into a movie. Don't know if you knew that. My friends and I watched it once, but we were tired, and the sad scenes with everybody dying and freezing had the adverse affect on us, and we all laughed our heads off cruelly.

    I have Voyage of the Great Titanic, and White Star. Both are really great books! I like both, because they both have an interesting view. Like you don't normally think of the servers but VOTGT brought it to light about how many of them died because they had to stay with the ship. And the dogs, true dogs were less important then human beings, but many beloved pets didn't make it out.

  3. Anonymous4/07/2012

    A few books worth noting would be:
    Titanic Valour by Inger Sheil
    Titanic Captain by Gary Cooper
    Titanic: Fortune & Fate
    Death of a Purser by Frankie McElroy

  4. Oh my goodness! I just posted about a few Titanic books on my blog, My Bookshelf. I "dissected" an end cap in the bookstore where I work, giving a brief summary of each book. I recall seeing the movie of A Night to Remember years ago but haven't read the book...yet.

    Currently I am reading two Titanic books, one a novel and the other non-fiction. I'm a bit of a buff, to be sure! Love your button. I'm going to add it to my blog. I hope you'll stop by to read my month-long commemoration of the Titanic.


  5. Oh great list! I am so glad I finally read that first Walter Lord book -- I'm going to have to check out the 2nd you mention.

  6. Anonymous4/07/2012

    Hello! Following you back! :)

    I *LOVE* your blog! I'm a former homeschooler myself, on top of a bookworm, so I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  7. Oh wow, you've just given me more books to add to my to-read list.

    I absolutely loved the Dear America book you mentioned. I read it a few years ago when I was thirteen or fourteen, and then I think a few months later I read it again. :) I was a huge fan of Dear America, but the Titanic one is my favorite.

    I guess most recently the only thing I have read about the Titanic is The Band that Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic by Steve Turner. It goes into much detail about the picking out of musicians to play on the Titanic, each individual musician's life, and how their families handled their deaths. The best part was finding out why some of the musicians were going to play on the Titanic and reading all the eyewitness accounts about them.