Book Review of Wild

TGIF!! How are ya on this beautiful Friday morning? I’m great and excited to get this weekend started!! Madelyn has her first horse competition tomorrow and then Sunday is Girl’s Day with shopping and eating out {perfect Mother’s Day}!

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed, is a memoir that was an Oprah book club pick, an Amazon.com best book pick in March 2012, and a #1 New York Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks. Even though, when initially reading the summary of this book I wasn’t really interested in the subject; I read so many raving reviews of that I just had to give this book a shot.

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During the course of the memoir, Cheryl is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone. The subject of hiking and her journey while hiking is what, in the beginning, turned me off from reading the story. I’m not into hiking or camping at all and don’t want to read about it. In actuality the story doesn’t only revolve around the hiking, but also Cheryl’s life story; she just happens to be hiking while she is telling her story.

The first chapter is about the death of Cheryl’s mother and it was told so eloquently that the story had me captivated right away. As I got further into the book, the hiking does start to play a larger role in the story. However, because I started to feel like I really knew Cheryl, I got much more interested in her hiking experience as the story progressed.

Nothing too awesome or crazy great happens in this book. It kept me entertained, but didn’t ever excite me. It’s not a book that I will keep thinking about for months to come, like Gone Girl did. I really don’t see what all of the rage is over this book. Don’t get me wrong, I do think that this inexperienced woman hiking the PCT all by herself is an amazing feat and that’s really probably what got me through the book.

To tell you whether or not I recommend the book is a tough one…. In my opinion, there are so many other, better, and more interesting books to read. However, this is a VERY well liked book and I was entertained enough to keep reading. If someone asked me my opinion on whether or not they should read the book, I would just say it’s good, but not great.

I’m linking up this book review over at Blonde…Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday. Follow the link below to read other bloggers’ reviews on all different books.

 

Something to think about…..

Have you read Wild? Do tell, would you recommend this book to a friend and what did you think about it?

What book are you reading right now and what are your thoughts on it? I’m reading The Aviator’s Wife and I think it’s another good, but not great book.

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Comments

  1. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the Aviator’s Wife. I have that on hold at the library right now and cannot wait to read it!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Southwest Quinoa Bake + Healthy Living Summit 2013My Profile

    • I was just thinking it was okay in the beginning, but I’m over half way through it and I really like it.

  2. I’ve never read Wild, and I don’t think I ever will. I know it’s gotten so many rave reviews, but after reading the opening and flipping through the rest of the book, I just couldn’t get into it so I decided to pass. To each their own. Hope you have an awesome weekend, Kim! A girl’s day with shopping and food sounds perfect to me too :)
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . thinking out loud #30 .My Profile

  3. I’m currently reading a book called ‘If I Stay’ for peanut butter fingers book club. It has a very interesting style of writing that is keeping me reading on. Not sure it will be one of my favourites but I’m certainly getting through it quickly.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats Friday Favourites #10My Profile

  4. I was just looking at this book yesterday. I wondered if it was worth all the hype. I am not sure that reading about hiking and campling would appeal to me either.
    I can’t wait to hear about The Aviator’s Wife though.
    Kyetra Belton Book Club Friday | Those Who Save UsMy Profile

    • The Aviator’s Wife was just okay to me in the beginning, but I’m about half way through and I’m really getting into it!

  5. I’ve heard from many people that Wild is a phenomenal book. It’s on my summer to-read list, so hopefully I get to read it myself soon!
    Brittany @ FreckledNettles Retreat RecapMy Profile

  6. Been enjoying my oats this week with goji berries and caco nibs– it’s sugar detox week and so far so good!
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama Busy Thursday and SUPER Fast and Easy Crock-pot Dinner!My Profile

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