Readers Advisor

Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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What to Read while Waiting for "Wild" Print Email

Jacket cover of We have a waiting list for Wild, Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the three-month's she spent on the Pacific Crest Trail hiking solo, but having just finished reading it I can tell you it is well worth waiting for!  An inspiring story of how she transformed herself from a hiker with NO previous experience who was remarkably unprepared for the rigors of the trail to earning the moniker "Queen of the PCT" (even though she lost her boots along the way and had to hike for miles in duct tape booties!)  While you are waiting, you might consider the highly entertaining The Cactus Eaters by Dan White or A Blistered Kind of Love told in alternate chapters by a couple who thru-hiked the whole trail.  Coincidentally, there is an interesting interview with Strayed in today's issue of Shelf Awareness for Readers.