A Walk in the Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

I just finished graduate school and three years of reading academic texts and research and little else…and was looking for a book to make me feel “normal” again. I found this one and almost immediately started reading it aloud to my fiance and his daughter. I know a book is going to be a great read if, from the first paragraph, I want to share it with someone I care about. This is a great book for smart humor, fun characters, inspiration, and even history. All three of us learned about the beginnings of the Appalachian Trail from a brief bit in one of the chapters. Overall, this is an adventure revealing some of the diversity in environment and individuals in one region of the United States.

Reviewed by Katie

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