The Book List #43

The Book List #43

Rising Strong by Brené Brown
year: 2015 | pages: 336 | rating: 3/5

This is a book about finding the courage to face your fear, embrace failure, and admit to your vulnerability in order to create a life you love. Brené Brown gives us a new way of talking to each other, sharing our feelings, ideas, and fears; she teaches us to notice patterns in our behaviour, pay attention to internal local, and teach ourselves how to avoid conflict and recover from hard falls. Brown's motto is "Be you. Be all in. Fall, get up, try again." and that is something I can get behind that.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
year: 2015 | pages: 288 | rating: 4/5

This book is an exploration of love, the people we meet, date, and spend the rest of our lives with. Aziz Ansari reveals how our attitude towards love and relationships have changed over the years, how it has mutated with the arrival of technology, and how the entire culture of of "finding love" has evolved. While Modern Romance takes a more academic approach with its writing (something fans of Aziz Ansari might be surprised by) there remains a humorous touch, which makes this book a delightfully interesting read.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
year: 2005 | pages: 206 | rating: 3/5

A Field Guide to Getting Lost is a tough book to describe and even harder to review. Rebecca Solnit writes about loss and getting lost; she explores places and experiences, and the mystery of human uncertainty. The writing drifts and weaves, filling the pages up with memories and thoughts. I'd encourage you to read it if you're looking for something powerful yet subtle that might encourage you to get up and wander.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
year: 2009 | pages: 351 | rating: 4/5

In 1925 Fawcett went looking for an ancient civilization, a quest that led to death, madness, and ultimately his disappearance. The sensational disappearance of Percy Fawcett during his quest for the Lost City of Z is what drove David Grann to venture into the Amazon to solve this mystery once and for all. The Lost City of Z is a great romp of a story full of intrigue and wonder; adventure, exploration, mystery, and obsession. Read this book if you're a curious adventurer or a believer of mysterious legends.