Vacation is the perfect time to catch up on reading, so make sure the books are good. Photo: Goldmund Lukic/Stocksy
If the book is riveting enough, you’ll want to read it no matter how busy you are surfing, climbing, riding, or sightseeing. Here are eight new books worth bringing on your next trip that are guaranteed to keep you hooked while riding a shuttle to the airport, waiting for friends at the trailhead parking lot, and (of course) sitting around the campfire.
“Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict,” Steve Swenson
Even if you’re not heading to an 8,000-meter peak, alpinist Steve Swenson gives you a taste of what that high-altitude air tastes like. In his new book, which hits shelves in April, the former American Alpine Club president shares his first-person account of climbing K2 and other mountains in western Asia’s famed Karakoram range. Swenson also looks at region’s contemporary history with an account of the 2013 terrorist attack that killed 11 climbers at the base of Nanga Parbat.
“Celine,” Peter Heller
In his latest novel, Outside contributing editor Peter Heller tells the story of a private investigator on the hunt for a photographer who disappeared decades earlier in the woods of Montana and Wyoming. You’ll be transported to Yellowstone through Heller’s prose, which vividly captures the beauty of the American West.
“A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand,” Jim Harrison
“Harrison is probably incapable of writing a novel that…