Two best books to take on vacation
Personally, I go for armchair adventure: survival at sea, mountain survival, etc. Or, anything by Carl Hiaasen.
Any specific recommendations for survival at sea or mountain survival reads?
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
Beth Davis a more recent blockbuster would be Into Thin Air by John Krakauer. Otherwise, Touching The Void by Joe Simpson (extraordinary true story about survival in the Andes), Endurance by Alfred Lansing arguably the best account of Ernest Shackleton’s incredible tale of survival against all odds. The last book I finished is 438 Days by Jonathan Franklin about a Mexican fisherman lost at sea for over a year – loved it. I also recently finished Where You’ll Find Me by Ty Gagne; a true story from 2015 set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire – heartbreaking. Finally, Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King is fantastic story of ship wreck and survival on the shores of West Africa and then in the desert.
Wow, thank you so much, Jed! I’m going to go add these to my Goodreads list! I really appreciate all of these recommendations!! ??
Beth Davis happy reading! ?
I’m ON vacation, and I’m reading The Godfather. I’ve seen the movies but had not read the book, so thought I’d give it a go. Seems like a good choice! (I have read his very first book, The Fortunate Pilgrim, which I thoroughly enjoyed).
A passport and a book of twenty thousand travelers checks.???
@Michael great idea!
Anything by Dorthea Benton Frank.
Anything by the hilarious David Sedaris. If you have not read him before start with his first and most funny, Me Talk Pretty One Day.
@Beverly I love him! His audiobooks have made me pull over because I was laughing so hard ?
@Beverly Sounds good!
@Stacy I’ve had to pull over too. ?… Describing getting a garbage truck named after him in France ???
Following! (Although *currently* planning to bring the book “Girlchild” with me next vacation).
Kim Gruenenfelder-Start with “Total Waste of Make-up”. hilarious!
Depends where I am going and for how long. 2 books may not be enough.
Fat ones. How about War And Peace and The Count Of Monte Cristo?
Vacation? What’s a vacation?
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. My Famiy and Othe r Animals by Gerald Durrell.
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