Friday, 3 March 2017

Fashion Polaroids Book Club #2

Hey Guys!
So remember how I wanted to read more? Well I am already behind my target - how is that even possible it is only the start of March!?!? However fear not, I did manage to finish another book!!
This months book club book is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. The pick of this book was heavily influenced by the new Gilmore Girls (if you still haven't seen it you are made) and the fact that I like to read the book before the movie and the movie has recently come onto Netflix and I am a big Reese Witherspoon fan. 
This book is kind of a memoir about the author, but it isn't written like one if that makes sense, it kinda feels like a novel, which I really like. The book follows the story of Cheryl in her late 20's after her mother dies and she starts to go a bit 'off the rails' because she is struggling to deal with her mother's death. She then decides to trek the Pacific Crest Trail which I believe is a big hike from one end of California to another and takes ages.
She does the trek as a sort of challenge and a way of leaving her old self behind and starting fresh, which is very relate-able. I mean people do stuff like this to change their lives all the time, I mean I am not about to go off to California with my walking boots and trek but I have in the past changed my hair in an attempt to change how I feel about myself which is kinda similar (I mean it is a really really small version of this but still...I can relate).
I really enjoyed this book it is really easy to read and you can really relate to the story and the character. You do kind of forget it is a real life story. She really did go through all these things which does make you respect her as a person and the story she is telling a lot more. One thing I will say is I am now reluctant to watch the movie because as I was reading it I was not picturing Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl, and I almost don't want to ruin that image for myself.
Have any of you guys read Wild? What did you think? I will try and do better next month with my books...hopefully! 
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