"The Salt Path" tells the true story of a couple walking the South West Coast Path. It's wonderfully written and I enjoyed the narration too. With some important messages, this is a thought-provoking read about taking life day by day. It was a great 4 star read for me!
I was really looking forward to learning about the cities and countries of Europe. I really did enjoy the first few chapters, but when Bryson's humour went a bit too far, I lost interest and by the end I had almost given up. It's 2 stars from me!
I'm not sure why this is considered a classic as I don't really feel that I've learned much about Patagonia at all. Instead of Chatwin's mostly insignificant anecdotes, I'd have preferred to learn a little about the environment, nature, culture and politics of the place. There were some enjoyable snippets though so "In Patagonia" is getting 2 stars from me.
I loved New York but the same can be said for "Gone to New York". The facts and figures can't rescue a boring topic. After the first try I just didn't want to pick this up on my morning commute for the rest of the week but powered through. I'm giving Ian Frazier's essays just 1 star.
This book isn't going to stick in your mind forever, but I'm not sure it needs to. As a collection of short accounts, The New York Times have put together and interesting peek into the city over the years. Now it's time to explore the city for myself...
A quick informative read of a man's adventure through The Himalayas. Honest, interesting and raw, author Levison Wood gives a detailed account of the places he sees and the people he meets which leads me to score "Walking The Himalayas" a good 4 stars.
I found "Names for the Sea" to be full of interesting facts and details of Icelandic culture, historical background and family stories. Yet the story was padded out with boring details of supermarket struggles and domestic complaints. I'll be giving Sarah Moss' "Names for the Sea" 2 stars.
An informative read about my favourite animal which really put a smile on my face. 5 stars!
A disappointing 2 stars for a book I just couldn't enjoy no matter how hard I tried. Dragged out, sluggish and whiny yet interspersed by engaging and interesting chapters, sadly this story of self discovery was just not for me.