Brownell Book Club: Fifth Edition - Brownell Travel

Brownell Book Club: Fifth Edition

Ready to get lost in a good book? Sometimes the perfect escape can be found curled up on your couch. We’re sharing some of our favorite page-turners in the fifth edition of Brownell Book Club! For more good reads, see Brownell Book Club editions one, two, three, and four!

Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: the Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison. Whenever I meet game rangers I always like to ask them about some of their craziest encounters with guests and wildlife and they never disappoint.
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Kristen Sandvig

Setting the Table by Danny Meyer. I loved it! Not only is it a great book on customer service, but it also really goes into how the Union Square Hospitality Group not only survived, but also landed up thriving through the recession. Good stuff!
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Kelly Millington

I’ve been reading a book about joy from the Dalai Lama!
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Marisa DeSalvio

Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl. In this beautifully written book, the author writes short essays about nature and her life, weaving them together in subtle ways. It makes me want to pause, be outside, and quietly observe the flora and fauna.
– Brownell Marketing Manager, Brooke Whatley

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. It’s set in Korea and Japan and is a bit of a soap opera read, fast moving and full of emotion, and deals with immigrants and family and history and survival. It’s long but a quick read.
– Brownell Vice President of Leisure, Mobile, Bowden Sarrett

One of my favorites is The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak. It’s set in Ottoman Istanbul and tells the story of a boy who grows up to help the famous architect of the Blue Mosque. It combined all my favorites of art, architecture, history, a little bit of romance, and stories of relationships.
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Marisa DeSalvio

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah about compelling story about the Alaskan Wilderness. Another current favorite is Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. It’s the story of a women delivering books during the great depression, the traveling libraries created by Eleanor Roosevelt for rural communities in the depression.
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Rebecca Falkenberry

American Dirt. It was hard to put down!
– Brownell Incentive Travel Business Development Executive, Dawn Bridges

To get a flavor of the southern lowlands, I recommend Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Rebecca Falkenberry

I Will Always Write You Back. Interesting for all ages, it’s about a girl and her pen pal in Zimbabwe.
– Brownell Independent Advisor, Anne Bluntzer

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is so fascinating! The story itself is gripping, but the author’s witty tone throughout the book keeps you wanting more!
– Brownell Marketing Coordinator, Savannah Burton

Feeling inspired for your next journey? Our Advisors would love to talk!