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Convince Me To Read: WILD

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

I’m incredibly hesitant about reading brand new books. I get nervous about investing my time in titles that are so new there aren’t usually a ton of reader reviews (which I trust much more than newspaper reviews). Because of that, I’m going to throw out some titles here, on Book Riot, and see what YOU think of them. I’m going to ask you to convince me to read it (or not to read it), below in the comments. Those of you who have read it will get a chance to say what you think, those of you who are hesitant to read it will get to see what other readers think. Only rule: no spoilers please!

wildWild by Cheryl Strayed

I’m not exactly late to this game…I’ve had this book since it was first published, and I actually already started reading it. Ultimately I couldn’t get into the story and ended up putting it down, which was surprising because a) I love this kind of book, and b) I loved Cheryl Strayed before we even knew she was Cheryl Strayed. I never gave the book away because I figured it was one that I would most likely pick up again someday, and probably end up loving – but that hasn’t happened yet.

So, tell me, should I pick it up again and finish? What did you love; what didn’t you love… or were you totally indifferent? Was it overly hyped or hyped just the right amount?

Why should I (and other readers) read this book?

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