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 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.
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.
Voyage 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.
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!