How did I manage to read THREE books this month? (Don’t scoff, you ten-books-a-month-readers) Oh, I know! I read fast, page-turners. Here we go!
First up is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. I had bookmarked Jeremy from Hong Kong’s recommendations, and boy howdy, am I glad. I was continuously gobsmacked over what Shackleton and his men went through on their ill-fated 1914 trip to Antarctica.
The day after I finished reading it, the Endurance 22 found the original ship! I couldn’t believe it.
It was hard to follow up Endurance, so I tried to read something from an author that I already knew I liked.
Since I enjoyed As Bright as Heaven, I decided on The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. And because that’s all I pretty much knew, I was in for some great surprises. It’s a gripping read, but it got repetitive towards the end because of the new reveals about the protagonist’s journey.
However, if you are looking for your next book club read, this one’s it. There’s lots of discussions about this novel online, and it’s easy to see why. If you’ve read it, I’d love to ask one big question that I can’t seem to find the answer to anywhere!
Have you ever come across a book that keeps crossing your path? The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is mine. It turned out to be a good beach read, but sadly I wasn’t on the beach, just on my bed after work, enjoying a bit of escapism.
Interestingly, it’s seen a resurgence lately (it was published in 2017) thanks to TikTok. Who knew TikTok would be so good for books?
How was your March? Read any great books?