WILD, BY CHERYL STRAYED: A book to read when you just need a break


Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, tells the true story of a woman who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail solo. I bought it while waiting for a flight, and it turned out to be the perfect book to take on a trip.

As it’s often the case with long journeys, Cheryl’s leads to personal discoveries and and reflection. And as you follow her steps through the trail, you feel like you too are taking that journey, becoming increasingly more distant from the woes of daily life.

I can’t think of a better book to take on a trip. By the time I finished reading it, just as I returned to London after a weekend away, I felt like I too had just finished a long journey.

One to read when you need a scape from daily life!

  • Watch: The book was recently made into a film, and the screenplay is by Nick Hornby (a favourite of this blog). I haven’t watched it yet, but it’s on my list!

2 thoughts on “WILD, BY CHERYL STRAYED: A book to read when you just need a break

  1. Olá, Julia.
    Eu estava super ansioso para ver o filme. Depois de ler seu post, decidi antes ler o livro. Vou adotá-lo como companheiro da minha próxima viagem.
    Gosto muito de obras sobre jornadas – talvez sejam as minhas favoritas. E, como parecemos ter isso em comum, deixo duas sugestões para você.
    A primeira é um filme chamado One Week, do diretor Michael McGowan. Não é nada de extraordinário, mas me tocou.
    A segunda requer um Playstation 3. Trata-se do game Journey. Esta, sim, uma obra extraordinária.


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