I am often in the search of silence and stillness, and was curious when I found Silence: In the Age of Noise, whose author is a Norwegian explorer who voyaged alone to the South Pole, Erling Kagge. In recounting his experience in Antarctica, he shared:

Down here I am learning to value minuscule joys. The nuanced hues of snow. The wind abating. Formations of clouds. Silence.

Silence is, as Erling Kagge experienced, less about noise and more of finding an inner quiet, our own quiet space. And even though I wouldn’t have the courage—or determination—to walk alone across Antarctica, I am looking for a South Pole myself.

Overall, a calming and reflective read; nothing extraordinary, but a nice book to have around, especially the beautiful paper edition published by Pantheon.