Reading Corner: Books about Adventure
Author: Samantha Lund | Posted In: Live | July 2021
We’re all dreaming of our next trip; it’s been far too long. So while you’re planning that next big hike or scuba diving adventure, take a few minutes to dive into one of these books.
A Time to Keep Silence, by Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time to Keep Silence is a travel book by a British author who recounts his time while traveling across Europe and visiting monasteries. In this short book, Fermor details practicing different types of meditation and mindfulness while culling the benefits his travel experience had on his outlook on life. Journey with Fermor as he looks for answers, tries to leave his chaotic past behind and finds, in the end, that his journey was the answer he needed to find peace and stillness in his mind.
A Cook’s Tour, by Anthony Bourdain
Adventures don’t have to include skydiving or rock climbing; sometimes just a hunt for culture and food can result in the trip of a lifetime. In this book, Bourdain welcomes you on his quest for the “perfect” meal while journeying around the world.
The Adventure Challenge, Family Edition, by The Adventure Challenge
Inspire your entire family to try something new. The Adventure Challenge is a scratch-off guide to adventure that gives your family ideas and inspiration to head outside and enjoy nature or simply try a new food. This hands-on experience will evade boredom during your family’s midweek slump or help you plan your next weekend adventure.
Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson
A well-known adventure classic, Touching the Void is about two men who climbed a 20,000-foot peak in the Andes and met tragedy. On their descent, Simpson breaks his leg as a blizzard is approaching. His partner makes the tough decision to leave him behind and climb back to base camp, seeking help. Pick up a copy to see how the story plays out.
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small, by Kath Stathers
If you’re looking for inspiration, try The Bucket List and be guided through location-specific activities. From visiting famous sports arenas to climbing up one of the world’s natural wonders, the experiences shared in this book open your mind and take you out of your comfort zone.