Books tagged "travel"

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
Banzeiro Òkòtó - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
May 14, 2023
by Eliane Brum, Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Absolutely extraordinary book. Extremely informative, powerful, emotional, inspiring, and poetic. I was struck at first by the amazing writing (which comes across really well in translation, I think, not that I've read the original ...), but stayed for the amazing story-telling and information about various illegal practices in Brazil.

It's really an impressive piece of work, I can highly recommend it, but do note that it is also, in parts, quite traumatic. Still; one of those books that you feel sad when it ends; well worth reading!

activism, climate, economics, feminism, informative, language, long-read, non-fiction, personal, philosophical, poetry, politics, quirky, racism, traumatic, travel
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
Skating to Antarctica - Cover Find on Bookshop.org
April 3, 2022
by Jenny Diski

This was picked out for me by my partner, and I absolutely loved it! It's very funny and personal and interesting. I really enjoyed the way she writes, and while it didn't have a great deal of content about Antarctica itself, it was a very interesting and engaging personal story. It is just nice to read about how she experiences life. Well worth the read!

personal, philosophical, quirky, traumatic, 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
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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