The most eye-opening read this month was Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux. Theroux takes an overland journey from Cairo to Cape Town - by bus, train and car - avoiding air travel and trekking through some of the darkest corners of Africa. For those of you who have traveled to Africa, for fun or otherwise, I encourage you to take a read of Theroux's work. His honest look at providers of aid is unflinchingly honest and after reading his book, I'm not sure if I could, with good conscience, go to Africa for a jungle safari vacation.
Summer is notoriously a time for light reading but this week, I've plunged into William Manchester's The Last Lion: Winston Churchill. I have high hopes that July will be a good reading month as Manchester's tome on Churchill is already giving me chills, even in this summer heat.