Category: Autobiography / Memoir
From the Back Cover:
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise – a promise of piecing together a life that lay shattered at her feet…
This was Hayley S’s book for January as part of the #12booksin12months reading challenge.
“I loved the brutal honesty and the way Cheryl didn’t hold back on any details of her past, even when she was writing about the things she’d done wrong in her life.
When I started the book I did wonder how she could possibly write a book about walking in the mountains, but you would be surprised how much did happen and the amazing detail that is in it.
I think everyone can relate to this book as its about love, healing, self awareness, and being honest with yourself. It was a beautiful story laced with sadness, but there was always hope and determination at the forefront. I feel as though I walked the 11,000 miles with Cheryl as a silent companion and that I’ve achieved something too, not quite as epic as Cheryl, but by completing my first book read in a month.”
L2R Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟