Filled with Woods, Stuart not Tiger, some Harlan Coben, James Patterson, a trip to New Orleans, literally and figuratively through the writing of James Lee Burke , some great non-fiction from Rebecca Skloot on cancer cells in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Tom Mueller on extra virgin olive oil in Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil and a reality, somewhat humorous, check by Carrie Fisher in her two memoirs, the first six months of 2012 has been both fun and educational.
We went to Montreal, figuratively speaking, with Kathy Reichs in her first two books and her forensic anthropologist character Temperance Brennan and made a trip to Hawaii, both literally and figuratively through the books by Sarah Vowell in Unfamiliar Fishes and Susan Casey in The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean.
Sarah Vowell taught us the history of the islands and the fight against annexation by the US, the historical sites still standing, leper colonies and cultural differences between the white man called Ha Ole and the polynesians. A must read for anyone visiting the islands or wish to learn more about them.
What books are you reading or have been recommended?