It’s been really hot here in Utah and I’m not enjoying it much! Summer is just getting started really and it’s already nearing 100. You know what I need? Some nice frozen reads! Here are a few I can recommend.
Arctic Blasts for Summer Fun
- The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Gerard. Our hero with the amazing name went along to the Antarctic where he hung out with penguins. LOTS of penguins.
- The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage by Anthony Brandt. OK, it’s kind of a downer in spots, but I guarantee that you will feel happy to be nice and warm and scurvy-free when you read it. (At least, I hope you’re scurvy-free. Eat an orange, just to be safe.)
- The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. There are a lot of books about Shackleton, but this one has some of the best photographs from the actual expedition. No matter how hot it is, it will make you shiver.
- Tisha: A Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness by Robert Specht. I really liked this one.
- Daniel Plainway: The Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath League by Van Reid. Hilarious Christmas story.
- Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer. His account of Valley Forge is amazing and miserable.
- HMS Ulysses by Alistair Maclean. This is an account of submarine warfare during World War II.
This list ought to keep you cool for a bit. I’m going to check the air conditioning now!