Do you ever end up with something on your "To Be Read" list and have no idea why. Well, that happens to me a lot. I found this suggested read on the back of my to do list. Someone, somewhere recommend this young adult book - Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This fantasy young adult book isn't normally something I read. I found myself reading this in short spurts. The main character is a girl, Katsa, that definitely demonstrates girl power. Graced with special fighting/killing skills she is employed by her Uncle. This book has action, mystery, and a bit of romance.
Another book on my "To Be Read" list was The Circle by David Eggers. This another type of book I don't usually read. The book was completely thought provoking social commentary about the Internet and how interconnected we need to be. The circle is a company that is controlling all the Internet and trying to make everything interconnected. The book is through the eyes of Mae. The ending made me sad. (No Spoiler Here) Modern Mrs Darcy Review . This book also scared the heck out of me because the reality is we already pretty connected in not a very healthy way.
Those who know me know I love a good adventure read. I love reading about other's adventures on long distance trails. I myself will probably never hike a long distance trail. I totally binge read this book. Southbound is about two sisters who tackle the Appalachian trail starting at the northern end and traveling south. I have read a few books such as Bill Bryson's Walk in the Woods book where most hikers start in Georgia. These two sisters with the trail names of Isis and Jack Rabbit do most of the trail barefoot. This was a great read. I wish at the end of the book it would of followed up with what the sisters ended up doing after the trail. There were also a couple of hikers they were traveling with which I would of liked to know what happen to as well. Maybe their follow up book Walking Home can shed some light on that. Bummer that this book is not available at my local library. This was an engrossing and entertaining true story.
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