Ahoy! Read These 15 Books About Pirates For a Wild Ride

Pop culture has always had a fascination with pirates, both real and fictional. There’s just something intriguing about the blend of high-seas adventure, quests for treasure, and living as roguish outlaws. It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that there are tons of books about pirates, perfect for satisfying your thirst for adventure without ever leaving the comfort of home.

There’s much more to swashbuckling fiction than the classics like Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” or William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride.” We’ve got epic fantasies including “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi” by Shannon Chakraborty and “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller alongside more historical, less fantastical tales like Katherine Howe’s “A True Account,” plus pirate lore mixed with romance like “The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels” by India Holton and “Destiny’s Captive” by Beverly Jenkins. If you can imagine a crew of outlaw misfits in search of treasure and adventure, you can put a pirate twist on anything! Here are just a few of our favorite books about pirates. And for even more great books, check out the 2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.