Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cool books for hot days

Here's a list of some books that might cool you down in our upcoming hot weather.

Miss Smilla's feeling for snow by Peter Hoeg with long descriptions about snow, ice, sleet and everything in between this will cool you down in no time.

Ice by Louis Nowra Part of this story evolves around the invention of refrigeration; something we are still very very happy about.   

Anything from our Scandanavian crime list - after reading some of these you'll want a jumper!  And possibly a safe room.

George R. R. Martin's series Song of ice and fire - Winter is coming, apparently.  It may take a long time to get here but it will come.  Distract yourself with some great characters and exciting plots in the meantime.

Extreme rock and ice : 25 of the world's greatest climbs by Garth Hattingh.  If you're not up to actually climbing the rocks yourself you can always just read about other people doing it.

Frozen planet : a world beyond imagination by Alastair Fothergill and Vanessa Berlowitz.  Dip into the ice world, pretend your David Attenborough.

Touching the void by Joe Simpson - two men journey into the icy mountains in Peru with dramatic consequences.  

Into thin air by Jon Krakauer.  Disaster on Everest - boys own adventure gone wrong.  When you've read Krakauer's account you can then read Anatoli Boukreev's The climb which tells a different story.

Do you have any suggestions?  Add a comment.