Along with giving me some books, my brother has also lent me a few. I decided that I should really get to reading them since I've got six right now that he'd like back at some point. I started with Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf because my brother insisted that I read it.
Never Cry Wolf tells of Mowat's first year studying wolves in the Canadian North. Everyone believes that wolves are killer monsters that need to be exterminated. Mowat is sent to study them as a scientist and find out the truth, specifically of their connection to caribou (trappers are claiming wolves are destroying the herds).
Over the course of about six months, he observes one family of wolves with the help of an Inuit friend, Ootek. Between his observations of George, Angeline, Uncle Albert and their pups, and the insights of Ootek, Mowat quickly discovers that wolves are not remotely the monsters he has been led to believe.
Whether fact, fiction, or somewhere in between, Never Cry Wolf is a fantastic read.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.