A December Read This Next! Title
It’s interesting to me that the subtitle of this book describes it as an “irreverent” history of travel, because I found this to be some of the most moving travel writing I’ve read in recent years — it’s funny, witty, sometimes scathing, but it’s also deeply sincere, personal, and imbued with a love of the world and the people who inhabit it. Each chapter is perfectly constructed and packed with gorgeous sentences. I really appreciated the perspective that the author shares in this book; it will change how I think about traveling. I want to push this book into everyone’s hands!
Airplane Mode by Shahnaz Habib, (List Price: $27, Catapult, 9781646220151, December 2023)
Reviewed by Kate Storhoff, Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina