Books tagged "adventurous"

The Roads to Sata - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
June 20, 2023
by Alan Booth

Extremely readable and enjoyable. Booth managed to write in such a way that the atmosphere of the journey and the places was very well conveyed. Made me want to be there! Just some really nice story-telling. Highly recommended :)

adventurous, non-fiction, personal, travel
Tokyo Vice - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
April 23, 2023
by Jake Adelstein

I picked this up after watching and enjoying the show. The book is quite different; and it's interesting actually to compare it with the show; the team that converted the book into the show have done an impressive job, I think! I like both. I really couldn't put the book down. It has compellingly written and just interesting. A great read for those interested in the workings of organised crime (and journalism!) in Japan. I loved it!

adventurous, informative, non-fiction, personal
Ice Rivers - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
December 18, 2022
by Jemma Wadham

This book will always have a special place in my heart now, given that it happened to be the book I was reading at the time our daughter arrived, and as a result I finished it by reading it to her in her first few days of being out and about :) That said, on it's own merit it is pretty good. I learned some interesting facts about glaciers; enjoyed learning about her life, and overall got inspired about this kind of career. Pretty good!

adventurous, climate, personal, travel
Outpost - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
October 24, 2021
by Dan Richards

It took a few chapters to get into this book, but once I did, I think it paid off. Dan has a nice friendly writing style, and the stories he tells are interesting and charming. There are also references to a few other books I am reading (The Importantance of Being Iceland, and The Living Mountain), so that helped me connect a bit more. Overall I think it's a nice entry in this genre, but lacks some of the philosophical punch of Barry Lopez in Horizon, say. Still worth reading, though, and certainly fun.

adventurous, travel
Lev's Violin - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
September 5, 2021
by Helena Attlee

This book was enjoyable, easy, reading. I got fully immersed in the feeling of the violin culture; in the history and the way the author is follows the story through different towns and countries. This idea of just taking a journey dictated entirely by a spontaneous interest is very appealing. Really enjoyed it!

adventurous, informative, music, personal, quirky, travel
Diary of a Young Naturalist - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
August 29, 2021
by Dara McAnulty

I really loved this book. I think it's interesting for a few reasons. One is that I haven't read many books where an autistic person is describing their feelings and experiences. It's really interesting to learn. Another part that really impacted me was his discussion of how young people are being forced to be more active and outspoken, but, ultimately, are excluded from important decision making, and that adults praise them, but inevitably continue doing whatever they were doing before. That comment hit me quite strongly, and I'm not sure what to do about it yet. Overall, an exceptional read, and will help you appreciate nature!

adventurous, climate, informative, personal, philosophical, short-read
Alive - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
June 13, 2021
by Piers Paul Read

An amazing story and great reading. I picked up this particular second-hand copy in Hay-on-Wye, a self-proclaimed "Book Town", and in it we found a photo of someone, probably the loved-one of a previous reader! The book itself is highly readable; in fact I could barely put it down and read it in just two days!

adventurous, history, traumatic
Beowulf - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
June 6, 2021
by Maria Dahvana Headley

I loved this. I've never read Beowulf before, and am very very happy this is translation was the first. Highly readable, with very fun and enjoyable language, and some nice comments from the author at the start. I'll definitely be reading this again, and am now keen to read more books by her! Highly recommended.

adventurous, feminism, fun, short-read
Lost Pianos of Siberia - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
April 18, 2021
by Sophy Roberts

An amazing read about a journey through various towns in Siberia where the author is in principle searching for a piano, but in reality just enjoying the discover of history and connection through pianos. One of the best books I've read. Will definitely read again!

adventurous, music, travel

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