I'm pleased to announce Nautie Books first book selection!
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Since the first three comments were in favor of Wild - and since I'm currently thinking about Wild all day long - I figured it would be a great first pick. Especially since Historiauntie mentioned that my Grandma did part of the trail in the 50's. Sold.
My friend, the Sea Wife, has requested a completion date of August 15th; considering she has two small beautiful babies I thought this was a realistic finish date.
So there you have it Nautie Friends, Read Wild by August 15th!
Confession, I actually devoured Wild and finished it last night. I'm still majorly up for talking about it though, and will be doing so on the blog for the next few weeks. Sharing my favorite quotes and writing about how the translated so well to my own life.
In the meantime I'll be reading Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed.
Have you ever heard of The Rumpus? No? Me neither. I learned about it over at my favorite blog. Apparently, Cheryl Strayed was an anonymous advice giver there under the psuedonym Sugar. I'll be sporadically re-reading Wild and digging into Tiny Beautiful Things. If you're a quick reader feel free to do the same!
Read away Nautie Friends! I can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Disclaimer: I feel it is important to note that Wild isn't just a story about being on the trail. It's about grief and love and making poor choices. It's about finding yourself, making friends, and the serendipity of the universe. I wouldn't describe it as a light read. Read more about it (or pick it up) over here. Please remember, this is a non-judgey book zone. If you don't like it....just stop reading. Easy Peasey!