Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What I'm reading on trail

My Kindle has got to be one of my favorite pieces of gear. Having just graduated college with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I didn't have a lot of time for reading (and therefore lost the appetite for it that I had in high school). But with my Kindle, I've gained that back on the PCT. When the famous (or, maybe to PCT hikers- infamous) Cheryl Strayed of Wild hiked part of the PCT, she read quite a few books and there are some book clubs that adopt her reading list as their own (you can see it here: goo.gl/m8uZs1). So I thought I'd share the books I've been reading so far (I'm not really putting summaries on this list cause you can look those up anywhere. Nor am I putting in my recommendations because I highly recommend all of them!):

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis [Re-read]

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis [First-time read]

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist [First-time read]

Just Don't Fall: A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness by Josh Sundquist [First-time read. Very similar to the above book and just as funny, but on a slightly more serious note]

The Martian by Andy Weir [First-time read. This one's being turned into a movie soon! It's a hilarious, quick read written by an engineer. Lots of language though]

Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance by Christopher Paolini [Re-read for about the 3rd time. Currently reading Brisingr]

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer [First-time read. Haven't gotten to it yet]

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner [First-time read. Haven't gotten to it yet. This is the second book of the "Maze-Runner" series]

That's all I've got planned for now! Let me know if you've got any good suggestions!


  1. Nothing that was on Alex Supertramps list, as he walked into the wild, like Walden pond? And the other name on your url, have you read Dante? The CS Lewis stuff is classic, but be sure to also read something by his mentor, George McDonald.

    1. I've got Walden (I absolutely love Thoreau) I just haven't planned a place in the lineup to read it yet. This is just what I've planned (or already read) so far and I figured I'd also chop it here to keep the post a little shorter.

  2. Love my kindle. So many books in such a small space! I'll never give up my library but the kindle is more portable. :D