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Enjoyed Into the Wild? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Into the Wild. Here are 22 books that you’ll like if you liked Into the Wild.

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Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer - Oct 19, 1999 (first published in 1997)
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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also pro...
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Touching the Void
The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Joe Simpson - Feb 03, 2004 (first published in 1988)
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Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1985. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead.What happened to Joe, and how the ...
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Penny Smith
Beyond the Sky and the Earth
A Journey into Bhutan
Jamie Zeppa - May 01, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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At age 24 Jamie Zeppa, a Canadian who had never been outside of North America, said goodbye to her fiancé and her plans for graduate school and moved to Bhutan, a remote Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. Beyond the Sky and the Earth is an autobiographical work that details her experiences and transformations after spending three years in Bhutan. I...
Back To The Wild
Christopher McCandless - Jan 01, 2011
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The photographs and writings of Christopher McCandless. This book contains original photographs, postcards and journal entries from Christopher McCandless during his 2yr journey throughout the Western United States, Mexico, Canada and Alaska. Featuring Hal Holbrook, Wayne Westerberg and Jan Burres...
The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) By David Grann
Jan 26, 2009
Excellent Book...
Sihpromatum
I Grew My Boobs in China (Volume 1)
Savannah Grace - Sep 04, 2012
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SIHPROMATUM (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s four-year backpacking adventure around the world. The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China, is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah’s introspective and innovative family adventure.In 2005, 14-year-old Savannah Grace’s world is sh...
In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson - May 15, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely dif...
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)
Bill Bryson - May 04, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the tra...
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Tim Ferriss
Wild
A Journey from Lost to Found
Cheryl Strayed - Jan 01, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family drifted apart and her marriage crumbled. With nothing left to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and to do it alone. She had no experience of lo...
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo - Apr 08, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Ann...
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Catfish and Mandala by Andrew Pham
The Beach by Alex Garland
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
WorldTrek by Russell Fisher