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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 21 books that you may like if you liked Into the Wild.

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Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer - 1999-10-19 (first published in 1997)
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A journalist's harrowing first-hand account of the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster that claimed five lives and left countless more in disarray. This epic narrative explores the dangers of mountain climbing and the consequences of reckless decisions, as well as the intense emotional toll on survivors.
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A Journey from Lost to Found
Cheryl Strayed - 2012-03-20
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A woman who has lost everything decides to walk 1,100 miles of the west coast of America alone. With no experience in long-distance hiking, she sets out to piece together a life that has crumbled in the wake of her mother's death.
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Touching the Void
The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Joe Simpson - 2004-02-03 (first published in 1988)
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A thrilling and emotional true story of survival in the treacherous Peruvian Andes. When climbing partners Joe and Simon reach the summit of Siula Grande, they have no idea what horrors await them on the descent. After an unthinkable tragedy, Simon is forced to make a gut-wrenching decision that tests their friendship to the limit. Touching the Void is a gripping and heart-wrenching tale of human endurance and the power of friendship.
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Penny Smith
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On the Road
Jack Kerouac - 1976-01-01 (first published in 1957)
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Embark on a journey of self-discovery with a group of friends as they explore the open highways of America in this timeless Beat classic by Jack Kerouac. Soon to be a major motion picture with a star-studded cast, this revolutionary masterpiece captures the essence of the Beat Generation and will leave a lasting impact on readers.
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In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson - 2001-05-15 (first published in 2000)
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Discover the wonders of Australia with a hilarious and informative travelogue from a bestselling author. Despite its deadly wildlife, Australia captivates Bill Bryson with its friendly locals, spectacular scenery, and fascinating history. This engaging performance combines humor, wonder, and curiousity to take you beyond the beaten tourist path and introduce you to a land of clean cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine. Let Bill Bryson be your perfect guide to this immense and fortunate land.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo - 2012-02-07
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This riveting non-fiction book by a Pulitzer Prize winner tells the dramatic story of families in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, striving for a better life amidst global change and inequality. Through the eyes of Abdul, an enterprising teenager, Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, and Kalu, a young thief, readers witness the electric hope the residents of Annawadi feel as India begins to prosper. But false accusations, brutal tensions, and the onset of global recession threaten to derail these dreams. With humor and deep insight, Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a powerful reminder of the resilience and humanity of those living in the world's hidden corners. Winner of multiple awards and named one of the best books of the year by major publications, this book is a literary masterpiece that will change the way you see and feel.
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Walking the Amazon
860 Days. One Step at a Time.
Ed Stafford - 2011-01-01
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Follow one man's journey along the entire length of the Amazon as he battles dangerous animals, weather, and injuries. Walking the Amazon offers a lush and unforgettable glimpse into the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth, and sheds light on the devastation of deforestation and loss of habitats for tribes. Fans of Bill Bryson and Jon Krakauer will delight in Ed Stafford's extraordinary prose and pure bravery over the course of his 860-day, 4,000-plus mile journey.
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A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson - 2006-12-26 (first published in 1998)
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Embark on a hilariously entertaining journey along the world's longest continuous footpath, The Appalachian Trail. Join Bill Bryson on this gruelling 2,000-mile hike through some of the most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as its poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With Bryson's witty humor and unique perspective, A Walk in the Woods is the perfect adventure for any reader seeking a good laugh and a thrilling outdoors experience.
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Tim Ferriss
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Beyond the Sky and the Earth
A Journey into Bhutan
Jamie Zeppa - 2000-05-01 (first published in 1999)
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A fascinating autobiographical work that chronicles a Canadian woman's transformative journey in Bhutan, a remote Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. Beyond the Sky and the Earth offers a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of Bhutan's people and culture, as well as a personal awakening that transcends cultures. From overcoming culture shock to falling in love with the country, readers will be entranced by Zeppa's lyrical prose and passionate descriptions of Bhutan's beauty. A must-read for anyone craving an adventure and looking for an enlightening read.
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Catfish and Mandala
A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam
Andrew Pham - 2000-09-02 (first published in 1999)
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Join Andrew X. Pham in his epic solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, Pham embarks on a year-long journey following the suicide of his sister. Through the Mexican desert and a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan, he finally arrives to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." Catfish and Mandala is a vibrant, picaresque memoir about a young Vietnamese-American man's search for cultural identity that's written with narrative flair and an eye-opening sense of adventure.
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127 Hours by Aron Ralston
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Beach by Alex Garland
Back To The Wild by Christopher McCandless
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Sihpromatum by Savannah Grace
WorldTrek by Russell Fisher
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts