Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Fiction ~ Drama ~ Travel ~ Relationships and so much more
This was a fantastic journey through an unforgettable man’s life in India. It’s a long book, but full of new story lines and characters to keep your interest. I loved the language used to describe scenes, which managed to paint the picture and bring life to the emotions.
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Fugitive Pieces is an imaginative and thought-provoking story that carries the reader through emotions experienced by a handful of Jewish people who managed to survive WWII. Raw emotion is reflected in a way that makes it accessible to the reader, a creative edge made real by the poetic nature of the writing.
My only complaint is that I was not always clear where the story was going, especially when the main character changed midway through.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Fiction ~ Drama ~ Life Story ~ Sisters
This is the first book I have ever wanted to re-read the moment I finished - and I am back on page 33 as I write this review! The writing is incredibly detailed, it captivates you into a story like few authors do.
If you enjoy stories that peek inside people’s lives and chauffeur you along an unexpected and intriguing tale, then this book is for you.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fiction ~ Cross-cultural ~ Woman's Life
Loved the perspective from a Nigerian moving to America. It kept me turning the pages to find out where her life would go next.
Searching for Unique, written by yours truly
Continue alongside a lifelong traveller in her search to unravel our world's most unique locations, untainted by mass tourism. Explore over twenty-five amazing destinations with a focus on hiking and cultural sites.
Choose from six themes—wilderness treks, little-known hikes, ancient temples, rare festivals, fallen kingdoms and modern metropolises—to find unexpected wonders around our world. Taste the fiery sambal of Brunei’s Gadong Night Market or dance alongside your favourite Malipenga team on Malawi’s Likoma Island.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.