The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti (translated by Erica Segre & Simon Carnell)

The Eight Mountains - Paolo Cognetti
The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti

A lovely gentle read about male friendship set in the mountains of northern Italy and with a smidgen of Nepal.

Good if you’ve never been to remote mountain villages and high places, great if you have.

Publisher page: The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti (translated by Erica Segre & Simon Carnell)

Lessons In Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus

Lessons In Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus
Lessons In Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus

RG recommendation and a great read: female scientist battling misogyny in the 1950s and 60s in America, and a love story, a clever dog and (a little too much) rowing.

The cooking show aspect reminded me a LOT of Julia – the excellent TV series with Sarah Lancashire playing Julia Child.

Author page: Lessons In Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus