The lazy days of summer are here — and if you find yourself needing a little excitement as you relax, there are plenty of books about adventures in far-off lands. London cabbie, bibliophile and Weekend Edition friend Will Grozier shares his recommendations for exciting summer reads. Click on each title to find more NPR coverage of the book.
The Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
Captain Cook: Master of the Seas by Frank McLynn
The Oracle of Stamboul: A Novel by Michael David Lukas
The Lost Lady of the Amazon: The Story of Isabela Godin and Her Epic Journey by Anthony Smith