One of my goals for 2016 is to get back to my roots and read more books. As the great Frederick Douglass said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ Books are a passion – nay, an obsession of mine and always have been. I grew up in the library and my parents fostered my love of reading and learning. With books I have lived a thousand lives, found myself absorbed in different worlds, and learned immensely more than I could have otherwise. I have a goal of reading 100 books this year, along with me!
‘Brave Enough’ by Cheryl Strayed is essentially a collection of quotes by Strayed herself. Many of them are from her novel ‘Wild’. Many of them I was inspired by, others not so much. She has a way of saying things that draws you in and paints a picture. This is not a book for the very young or easily offended but it is something that would be nice to have on a shelf to pull every once in awhile for a little boost. Overall I enjoyed it, but infinitely prefer ‘Wild’ – anyway that’s likely just the nature of a book full pretty much nothing but inspirational quotes. There is no plot line or development but it does flow well and her voice stays the same. If you need a little kick in the pants in terms of self-doubt, relationships or goals this is a good one to pick up.
That’s book 4 of 100! Read all the reviews here.
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Book 4. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed