Recent Reads

The Everest Years by Chris Bonington (1987).  This is the third volume covering the career of British mountaineer Bonington.  While Everest makes the title, his climbs during the 1970s and 1980s of the Ogre and K2, Mt. Konjur, and Mt. Vinson also get covered in detail.  He shares a lot of the details that went into planning trips, as well as his experiences during the climbs.  He shares a lot of his own thought processes.  I think he shows a particular sensitivity when discussing the impact on loved ones left behind and the deaths of friends.

After She's Gone by Maggie James (2017).  Interesting psychological thriller about the past coming back to haunt a family.  There's a lot about relationships, secrets, and discovering how well she really knows the people around her for Lori when her sixteen-year-old sister, Jessie, is raped and murdered.  Who is the killer, and what is the motive?  And who is the next victim on the list? 

More than Survival and If Only to Forget by Camryn Lynn (both 2015).  Standalone stories set in the same post-apocalyptic world with zombies.  In More than Survival, Lucy spends years living in a secluded cabin with her prepper uncle after her parents' deaths during the early days of the outbreak.  What happens when her uncle fails to return from a trip to get supplies, and someone else finds Lucy?  In  If Only to Forget, Kyra and Riley are part of a group of strangers seeking safety in a high school during the early days of the outbreak.  How long can they stay in the school, and what will happen if they leave?  [Also published as More than Survival and Fighting for a Future by Kate L. Mary (both 2016).]


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