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Wild Reads

reading in nature

Sometimes the truth is crazier than fiction! These titles are the nonfiction accounts of some pretty wild times and adventures in nature. Check one out to see for yourself! 

  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is the true story of Christopher John McCandless. In April 1992, McCandless walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness, after having abandoned or given away most of his possessions, never to return.  
  • For more by Krakauer, Into Thin Air is his harrowing first person account of his Mount Everest Summit.  
  • Lab Girl is geobiologist Hope Jahren’s autobiography and celebration of plant life and nature. 
  • Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is her first-person account of her solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail and all that she encounters and realizes along the way. It was also made into a movie  starring Reese Witherspoon! 
  • Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Reed, a nonfiction account of the horrifying plane wreck in the Andes mountains where a rugby team is stranded and what they must do to survive.  

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