Books I've Been Reading
Here's a list of books for you that I've read on my travels which I thought were cool. Given you a little description & a link of where to purchase them from. Enjoy!
After a bitter betrayal, Hugh Glass is on the hunt for a man who left him to die after a horrific, gory attack from a grizzly. Without his weapon, he travels across hills and forests in the blistering cold to find Mr Fitzgerald. Terrific, tense story.
Sapiens: A Brief of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
This book talks about how Homo Sapiens came to be number one out of 6 different types of humans that roamed this earth 100,000 years ago. This spans over the course of all human history, talking of breakthroughs of different ages, and how the currents of history have come to shape our behaviors and habits. It's not in Barack Obamas top 10 favourite books for no reason.
Welcome to Hell
One Man's Fight for Life Inside The Bangkok Hilton. Colin Martin was conned into his family leaving him, his construction company and an 8-year prison sentence. Very hard to put down, finished this sad story in 2 days
(Under 1$ on Amazon!)
Gregory David Roberts
The epic journey of an Australian convict, Lin, who escapes a maximum security prison in Australia and manages to find himself on the bustling streets of Bombay, dealing counterfeit passports for the Khader Khan. Leaving behind in his homeland all the family he has, his friends, Lin is searching for a new beginning. He finds meaning to life, in the form of Karla. This book is written so beautifully. All you have to do is check it's reviews.
Gregory David Roberts
Lin's story in Shantaram continues, with the ex-convict now facing new obstacles, making new friends and new enemies. A richly rewarding novel which can easily be standalone
I Am Malala
The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. Malala talks her story of what it was like growing up in Pakistan, waking up to gunfire and uncertainty, during the rise of the Taliban. When her school was forced to close, with no support of the government, she was the only one with her voice. Now a Nobel Book Prize winner, you can say her voice has carried a long way. Moving story