February was a short month! But I was still able to read four titles and make progress on four more. I hope to finish reading several books in March, before my travel schedule gets really hectic!
- Cairo in White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
- In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
- Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- (T)here: Writings on Returnings edited by Brandi Dawn Henderson
- After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman
- The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons
- Highs in the Low Fifties by Marion Winik
- When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Gulp by Mary Roach
This is the selection for both of my book clubs–the one with my friends, and the one held at One More Page. (We’ll discuss it at OMP in May.) I really enjoyed Roach’s Packing for Mars, so this should be a lot of fun!
The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith
This book sounds fantastic–it has garnered praise from the likes of Téa Obreht, as well as starred reviews from both Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. I haven’t read many books set in Vietnam, but the last one–The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli–made me fall in love with the country.
Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter
I’m traveling to Brazil next month, and this seems to be the must-read book on understanding Brazil’s present state and future promise. Rohter, a reporter for The New York Times, goes beyond the stereotypes of Brazil–Carnival, beaches, supermodels–to dive into its rapid growth and status among other emerging markets.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Did you know that, after being defeated in 1912, Roosevelt mapped a dangerous tributary of the Amazon? Yeah, me neither. While I won’t spend much time around this famous river (at least, not on this trip), this book sounded like an unusual glimpse into the country and a fun, if harrowing, story.
In March, I’ll also read Hyperbole and a Half, the next One More Page book club pick–I can’t wait to discuss it!
Have you read any of these? Which should I pick up first?