With a little extra time on our hands, there’s no better time to dive into a book. Not only will reading allow you to take a break from ever-changing news and illuminated screens, it might just inspire your next epic adventure! Over at Massage Therapy of Boston, we’ve been enjoying our down in just this way and have some recommendations that you are sure to love.

Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn

This self-published book is self-written by a young woman named Carrot, who documents her time hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, other wise known as the PCT. The 2,660 mile long trail traverses from the Mexican to the Canadian border, stretching all the way across California, Oregon and Washington. Carrot’s shares insights and intimate details of her long trek; the good, the bad and the utterly painful. From personal growth and healing to an unexpected romantic relationship, this personal book will have you itching to get out on the trail.

To Shake The Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

Seeking to both discover and heal himself, Jedidiah sets out on a massive bicycling trip spanning from Oregon to Patagonia. He shares his personal journey and epiphanies on sexuality, religion, family relationships and acceptance. Undergoing massive hardships and successes along the way, this book will inspire you to get on your bike and see the world through a different light.

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

You may know Abbi Jacobson from the hilarious show, Broad City, where Abbi and her brilliant best friend Ilana Glazer base each episode off of their time living in New York City throughout their 20’s. While Jacobson has several other publications, this book gives you a more personal view into who she is. In an attempt to conquer the heartbreak of a recent breakup, Abbi takes a solo cross-country road trip. To compliment her writing, she includes drawings that she creates along the way. Her itinerary and vulnerability make this a read that could give you courage for solo travels of your own.

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

This popular book is a classic for a reason. A young, adventurous spirit by the name of Alexander Supertramp, decides that an ordinary life is simply not for him. Ditching money and the traditional American dream, he sets out in search of what is really important. Making his way across the lower 48, up through Canada and into Alaska, he discovers that happiness is only real when it is shared. Though Alexander’s life ended tragically, Jon Krakauer perfectly captures Alex’s spirit and story in his writing. Once finishing this captivating book, watch the it come to life on screen in the movie!

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