For October, we'll be reading the well regarded memoir of Cheryl Strayed, Wild. From the Amazon.com review:
At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the Pacific Crest Trail--inexperienced, over-equipped, and desperate to reclaim her life. Wild tracks Strayed's personal journey on the PCT through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with devastating loss and her unpredictable reactions to it. While readers looking for adventure or a naturalist's perspective may be distracted by the emotional odyssey at the core of the story, Wild vividly describes the grueling life of the long-distance hiker, the ubiquitous perils of the PCT, and its peculiar community of wanderers. Others may find her unsympathetic--just one victim of her own questionable choices. But Strayed doesn't want sympathy, and her confident prose stands on its own, deftly pulling both threads into a story that inhabits a unique riparian zone between wilderness tale and personal-redemption memoir.
This is a pretty quick read and a good story that I think will appeal to many of our members. The local library does have 21 copies, however they're in high demand as this is a rather popular book, so you may want to go on the waiting list if you plan to get it there. It can also be borrowed from the library in a digital format suitable for reading on a kindle/nook or your computer if that's your thing.