It's summer. It's sunny. Let's all relax with a good book.
Some of these will inspire you to go on an adventure. Others will help pass the time while you’re there. And some may make you think twice.
By Cheryl Strayed
If she could hike the Pacific Crest Trail, imagine what you can do too.
Paddling My Own Canoe
By Audrey Sutherland
A single mother of four who found the time and energy to swim the Hawaiian Islands and sail the Pacific.
By Goran Kropp
From Sweden to the top of the world with no help, no partners and no bottled oxygen.
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
By Ranulph Fiennes
The biography of a badass explorer who continues to push the limits at 72.
An Island to Oneself
By Tom Neale
What we have all dreamed of doing, Tom Neale actually did: he spent six years living alone on a desert island.
By Paulo Coelho
The lone fiction in this collection, it's an allegory on what can be discovered by going alone.
A Walk in the Woods
By Bill Bryson
A newbie takes on the Appalachian Trail with plenty of humour and curiosity.
Sailing Alone Around the World
By Joshua Slocum
The first person to solo-sail around the world shares what he found along the way.
The Turk Who Loved Apples
By Matt Gross
What happens when a travel columnist slows down and travels far.
Touching the Void
By Joe Simpson
Everything that can go wrong does on a South American climbing trip.
Into the Wild
By Jon Krakauer
A young man runs away to the Alaska bush. Coles Notes: don’t eat it if you don’t know what it is.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Aron Ralston
You don’t need two arms—and always tell someone where you’re going.
By Steven Callahan
Gilligan’s Island was nothing compared to 76 days lost at sea.
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