I’m listening to the audiobooks Parable of the Sower, and the sequel Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler. She describes a not too out of the question apocalyptic future where global warming, conservative politics, and a bad economy has forced people to live a more agrarian lifestyle. The characters become close friends and you wince with sympathy for their pain and struggles.
I am reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It’s about a woman’s struggle to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone one summer after the death of her mother. She manages to survive the wild despite being woefully underprepared and inexperienced. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for upcoming summer adventure inspiration!
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
In the opening pages of The Lifeboat you discover that young bride, Grace Winters, is a survivor. In early 1914, she has lived through the unimaginable terror of a destroyed ocean liner and the trauma of an overcrowded lifeboat stuck at sea for weeks. But instead of celebrating being alive she finds herself on trial for murder. The whole saga is told through flashbacks and only Grace’s claustrophobic point of view. The reader will enjoy trying to figure out who are the saints and who are the sinners caught with her in the middle of nowhere as everything begins to unravel. A smart first novel.