A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson: Wow, I loved this book! It was so exciting and full of tense moments right from the get-go and I was completely pulled in. Alex Carter is a wildlife biologist who jumps on the opportunity to study the elusive wolverine- even though it means being isolated in the wilderness in a ramshackle building for the winter. Carter is more at home in the wilderness than the city though, and is excited about the prospect, especially after surviving a narrow escape from a gunman. She was ready for a change of scenery and change of pace. She arrives to find that not everyone is as excited about her being there as she is though, and a slew of mysterious and dangerous events unfold, with a twist thrown in for fun. This book kept me guessing and after I finished it I pulled up Google and immediately searched to see if there were any more in this series. Unfortunately, not yet, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler: So, another one that I loved! I was thoroughly entertained by this book, 100%! Graham and Zoe are nerdy adorable goofballs, who have great chemistry, and interesting characters. I loved that they were not always predictable, that this book was not totally formulaic and that it too, could surprise me. Graham and Zoe as well as most of the other characters, were endearing, although I did have a few raise the eyebrow moments over some of Graham’s behaviors. Mostly though, I liked him. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series, although I will wait until winter comes back around again. Overall, super cute.
Wintering: A Season with Geese by Stephen Rutt: This book was a quiet, cozy kind of read. A celebration of winter and of well, geese. Stephen explores his homeland and these birds, in a book that makes you love geese, if you didn’t before. I enjoyed this book, but I am a total bird nerd, and I love being on a hike in the winter, the quiet whisper of snow around me, crunching slightly under my boots, being in the moment.. and then the raucous call of a flock of geese soars overhead, breaking the stillness and silence, reminding me that I am still in this world. It was a good read, but I think you might have to be interested in birds to enjoy it.