Natalie and I like to read books together, aloud. Our last one was a book by Cheryl Strayed. In her 20s, after losing her mother to cancer, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to the Washington State border. Though she read and researched the trip, her lack of practical knowledge (or experience) left her sometimes dangerously, sometimes comically, unprepared. And Strayed writing brings you along. You feel as if you’re with her as she faces the reality of what she’s set out to do.

Her writing is good, at times sad, at times funny, but descriptive and enjoyable. It’s a great story. We highly recommend it.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed