Shouting from my shed

Get the latest news, updates and happenings via my shed-based newsletter.

 

My Favourite Books

Daunts book shop

I have been asked to do the impossible. I have been asked to choose my favourite 6 books of all time. Clearly this is an unfair task! But I have set about it with enthusiasm, perusing the chaos of my bookshelves and the chaos of my blog for inspiration. Dotted amongst my 1314 blog posts are quite a few that relate to recommendations of good books.

So, if you’re looking for enough good books to keep you quiet for a year or two, then have a look at some of these lists:

  1. THE TOP 100 ADVENTURE BOOKS

  2. 11 TRAVEL BOOKS FOR BUMS

  3. MICROADVENTURE READING LIST

  4. YET ANOTHER LIST OF TOP TRAVEL BOOKS

  5. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

  6. TOP 10 BOOKS FROM THE TRAVEL BOOKSHOP IN LONDON

  7. THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

  8. READING RECOMMENDATIONS

  9. THE 10 GREATEST POLAR EXPEDITION BOOKS

  10. DESERT ISLAND BOOKS

  11. MORE DESERT ISLAND BOOKS

So, what did I choose as my favourite books? You’ll have to either come along to this event, or wait until next week when I put them up on the blog.

All that I know is that my pick of 6 will probably change next month or next year…

Thank you to the many people who have kindly “bought me a coffee” for just £2.50 as encouragement to keep this blog going.

“Yes, I too would like to donate a couple of pounds to this site..!”



Read Comments

You might also like

A Moon Walk What I’m mostly looking for these days are clues. Clues and cues, reminders that out there — out beyond the double glazing and the smartphone notifications — is the clockwork majesty of the universe. This helps to recalibrate me after […]...
Rowing the Atlantic Ocean: 7 Years On A place’s mystery deepens when you arrive after dark, guided through the silhouettes of trees and rocks by only a narrow dart of torchlight and a grid reference. Friday night boy-racers revelled and revved their mopeds in the town below […]...
My February Tree Climb February is a tricky month for tree climbers. The cold, driech, drabness of the weather makes heading out to the woods a little bit more of a duty than a delight. The climb is harder than it was in January (although […]...
 

Comments

  1. This is exactly what I needed! I leave on monday to cycle 5000 miles across South America, reading shall be one of my few comforts! – though finding some of these classics in a bolivian library might be a challenge in itself!
    P.s. Where are you books in these lists?! ‘Thunder and sunshine’ Is what inspired my expedition. If I ever make a list of my own, watch out for a top 5 recommendation!
    Pete

    Reply
  2. Matthew Woodard Posted

    Hey, I was just wondering (and I know this is going to be a very difficult question) but if you could only recommend one book which one would it be? I would love to go through the list and read loads of them, but as I am in University I cannot afford to buy them all and the library doesn’t have them. So which book would you recommend as my first read? I am particularly interested in the microadventures if that narrows it down haha.
    Cheers,
    Matthew

    Reply

 
 

Post a Comment

HTML tags you can use: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

 

Shouting from my shed

Get the latest news, updates and happenings via my shed-based newsletter.

© Copyright 2012 – 2013 Alastair Humphreys. All rights reserved.

Site design by JSummertonBuilt by Steve Perry Creative