Life of a Book Hoarder

Underrated Books

Underrated books – we all have a list of books we love that we think don’t get enough attention. I sort of love this because sometimes books get so much hype that they don’t live up to people’s expectations or might be ignored by someone because everyone and their brother and their cat is telling them they have to read this damn book. But at the same time, I want to talk about some of the books I love that are less well known.

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Book Review

Book Review: West With the Night

West With the Night
By Beryl Markham

My Edition:
Paperback, 294 pages
1983, North Point Press
ISBN: 0865471185

This is an autobiography (or perhaps more of a memoir? Honestly, I’m not clear on the difference between the two, if any) that shares snippets of Beryl’s life on a horse farm in Africa and later her transition into pilot, which for women in that time was very rare. Being a female horse trainer was also rare and Beryl seems to have lead an extraordinary life for a woman in the mid-1900s. She was actually the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West.

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