Category Backpacker’s Reading List

Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enríquez

I don’t know what made the publishers decide on a spring release for Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories. This collection is perfect for Halloween! Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories is a book that surprised me. The book has good ratings, but when it comes to books by relatively new (Mariana Enríquez […]

Mexico: Stories by Josh Barkan

I was not planning on reading Mexico: Stories by Josh Barkan this soon. Yet, Mexico being a hot topic in the US, I could not resist the temptation! 😉 Before I started reading this short story collection, I read some other reviews on the book which were mostly negative because those readers felt this book […]

Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne

Reading Hunters in the Dark was a pleasant surprise for me. I have not read books by Lawrence Osborne prior to this, let alone heard of him! A little research on the internet tells me he is a British novelist who lives a nomadic life, and his non-fiction, The Wet and the Dry, chronicles his travels through Islamic […]