Into Thin Air

into thin airBy Jon Krakauer (Paperback: £8.99)

A recent book group choice. This book is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude. I found it to be a compelling and facinating read and, ultimately, a very moving and sobering tale.

 

 

Life After Life

life after lifeBy Kate Atkinson (Paperback: £7.99)

This is a wonderfully skillful book. The herione, Ursula, lives her life again and again, each time trying to prevent traumas of past lives. Despite the scale of the book Atkinson still manages to build the reader’s affection for the characters. I was sad to finish.