Where to Why
China in Ten Words by Yu Hua
May 02, 2020 by Philippe, 4 minute read time
Relatively unknown in the United States, Yu Hua is one of the most respected novelists in China. Nevertheless, he elected not to publish this part-memoir, part-cultural critique in his homeland.
The Worst Journey in the World by Appsley Cherry-Garrard
May 02, 2020 by Mark
This book describes the author’s harrowing experiences as a member of the disastrous 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott, who did not survive. It ranks as one of the great adventure stories..
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
April 23, 2020 by Catherine, 8 minute read time
Touching the Void is a book I recently read for the first time and was the first book in a while that I read continuously, without putting down. A nail-biting account of mountaineer Joe Simpson’s terrifying encounter with death in the Peruvian Andes, hundreds of miles from help.
The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng
March 27, 2020 by Mark, 6 minute read time
Malaya 1949 and the country is in the midst of what came to be known as The Emergency. During the Second World War an alliance of former foes had united in opposition to the Japanese occupation of the Malaya Peninsular.