Armchair Adventures Book Club

Join Andy on the first Thursday of each Month starting June 4th at 2:00 PM. Register Here!

There’s nothing like a good adventure narrative to satisfy your wander lust or itch for adventure when options in real life are somewhat limited . Please join in a discussion of the title above: The Lost Cyclist by David Herlihy. This title is available on Hoopla, which means it can be borrowed and read simultaneously by everyone who’s interested. We’ll meet by Zoom to discuss on June 4th.

In The Lost Cyclist we’ll investigate the mystery of Frank Lenz who’s 19th century round-the-world cycling tour ended in his disappearance.

While selecting the first discussion book on Hoopla, I noticed you can also borrow another of my favorite adventure stories as an audio book. I only passed it up as a book club choice because it is only available in audio. Please listen, though, to Dervla Murphy’s Full Tilt -Ireland to India with a Bicycle. Murphy recounts her 1963 solo cycling trip just as the title proclaims–from Ireland [leaving in winter] overland to India, including crossing Afghanistan, and avoiding any disappearance! Dervla Murphy is a groundbreaking traveler and classic Irish storyteller. Her exploits are incredible though delivered in an off hand and highly humorous style. You’ll love it!