“A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson
I’m going to keep this short and simply say that, as someone with serious wanderlust, I enjoyed reading this book tremendously. Bryson is wonderfully candid about his adventures walking the lengthy and legendary Appalachian Trail, and the colorful characters and places he encounters along the way. It’s a fast read, and even if it loses some steam in the last chunk – when Bryson goes off the trail and starts just doing day hikes – it’s a wonderful read and I’m going to be keeping it around for years to come.
It made me want to get some good shoes and go walking.
PS – There’s a wonderful National Geographic documentary about the Appalachian Trail that makes for excellent bonus material. 🙂