I’ve been reading a lot more than I thought I would be able to while travelling, so here’s a recap post with some quick thoughts on each read.
- Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson – A gift from my parents a few, uh, years ago >.> I’d read bits of it but never the whole thing. A valuable read for a beginning photographer.
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Reread in anticipation of the sequel, which was published at the end of February. I have the hardcover waiting for me at home and I’d hoped to get an ebook for cheap through Shelfie, it’s ‘not eligible yet’ so I still haven’t read book two 🙁
- Dreambender by Ronald Kidd – Review here
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Book recommended to me by my host. Easily digestible chick lit about a woman who temporarily forgets the past ten years of her life.
- Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – Another recommendation by my host. Not really my sort of book, but I wanted to know what happened so I kept reading. I thought I recognized the author, but it wasn’t until I looked her up on Goodreads did I realize she wrote The Nightingale. Totally different cover here! I added that to my TBR some time ago…hopefully it’s better/different than this one.
- Essentially Japanese: Cooking and Cuisine by Hideo Dekura – Owned by my host. I liked reading recipes for some of my favourite foods in Japan and learning more about Japanese food history.
- Wild Garlic, Goodeberries…And Me by Denis Cotter – Owned by my host. Not a very practical read, with the ‘exotic’ ingredients he uses, but still intriguing. I did make the rosehip syrup!
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – Library ebook. Put this on hold just before I left Canada. Read in in two sittings. Made me realize just how difficult/impossible it is for me to understand what it’s like growing up black in America, all the implications and challenges that go with that.
- On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light by Cordelia Strube – Review forthcoming. Liked this much more than the other fictions I read thus far.
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – Soooo happy to see my library wasn’t too slow to acquire the book! I’m a few weeks behind, but I finally got to blaze through this one.
I’m also currently reading The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Road to Middle-earth, National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography and Finding Yourself in the Kitchen. I think I’ll have to update my Goodreads goal when I get home to account for all these books!