Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Audio)
Incredible is right. The hardships those men endured to rescue themseles from Antarctica are almost beyond belief.
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety (Audio)
Starts off quite funny but then gets rather dark. There are no easy answers, just ways to survive.
Ann Hood (editor)
A really enjoyable and diverse range of memoirs by and about knitters and knitting.
We Die Alone (Audio)
David Amine Howarth
An incredible story of winter survival during WWII.
The Bostonians (Audio)
Why, Verena, why??
How We Decide (Audio)
If you’ve ever wondered why people do the things they do, this book might help.
Little Women (Audio)
Louisa May Alcott
Poor Laurie. She’s just not that into you!
Around the World in 80 Days (Audio)
If only we could all travel so effortlessly. Having a loyal servant probably helps.
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-making Race Around the World (Audio)
A really well-written and detailed account of two epic journeys around the globe by two very different but very independent women.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series) (Audio)
What a hoot! I’m still laughing about the goddess Iris’ shop, Rainbow Organic Foods and Lifestyles (ROFL).
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles (Audio)
Are there better stories anywhere? I don’t think so.
My Year of Meats (Audio)
A timely novel of the intersection of women, meat, health, and violence.
Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization (Audio)
A sad account of the decline and fall of the Eastern Roman Empire.
The Heroes of Olympus (Series) (Audio)
Even more fun than the first series. Turns out Hercules is a jerk and Gaia is evil!
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers
A really interesting history of telegraphy showing the many parallels with the Internet. Posts here and here.
Titanic: A Survivor’s Story (Audio)
A detailed account of that harrowing and chaotic night.
David: 500 Years
A concise history of the scultpure with dozens of close-up photos from every angle showing details you wouldn’t see in person.
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
A gripping account of post-war East London, with all it’s poverty, squalor, degredation, humanity, and love.