When I travel, I always find time to get a bit of reading time in. Car trips, flights, and relaxing by a pool or on a beach afford ample time to read fantastic books. And this year I’m participating in the 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenges, so I’m also going to be listing which category my books fulfill. If you want to join in on the fun, you can check out the list of categories here! Here is my Yellowstone Reading List.
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
When I started reading this novel, I assumed that it was purely fictional, and operated under that mistaken assumption until the very end of the book. At that point, McLain spends some time discussing the real woman, Beryl Markham that this historical fictional account is actually about, as well as the sources that she relied upon in writing it. This fact only makes the story more intriguing, and makes me want to read more about this fascinating woman. McLain is a master of historical fiction based upon real people, as The Paris Wife is written similarly.
I’m a sucker for books about music and musicians, which is why I couldn’t leave this one on my Kindle for very long before reading it. This young woman’s story is incredible, hard, sad, and inspiring. And the interweaving of the different pieces of music that were so important to her at various points in her life is lovely.
Besieged by Kevin Hearne
2017 MMD Challenge: a book in a genre you usually avoid
This is not a book that I would have probably ever picked out on my own. But it is from the Iron Druid series, which our friends Randall and Paige are fans of. We listened to this one, the newest entry in the series, while driving to and from Yellowstone. The narration was fun, and entertaining for a long road trip. I liked it, and may check out some of the other books in the series.