'End of year reviews' crop up all over the place at this time of year. Goodreads have done this lovely round up of my reading matter over 2016. There has been an interesting mix of biographies, real life stories, novels and reference.
Amongst the sea and boat related books were:
Back door to Byzantium - A trip from the North sea to the Black sea by barge along the European rivers
Survive the savage sea - An incredible story of survival. One to read when you are landlocked to save terrifying nightmares whilst on voyage
As far as stories related to places we have been A brilliant little operation was a fascinating look at the story of the Cockleshell heroes which took place on the Gironde.
Walking on Dartmoor includes useful maps as well as loads of information about one of our favourite places.
If you like your books to make you think of sailing and the sea I have to highly recommend the books by Normandie Fischer which have more than a hint of salt about them and are extremely evocative. Libby Purves is another favourite of mine whose writing is heavily influenced by her love of the sea.
And here are some of the others - a random mix but mostly very good: