Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Readers fell in love with Cheryl Strayed’s lovely and lyrical prose in this best-seller about finding healing when you’re out on your own—like really on your own. Strayed’s best-seller recounts her months on a solo hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail. She comes to terms with a past filled with the wrong men and other choices she’d rather forget. Most of all, her epic hike allows her the time and space to grieve the loss of her beloved mother who passed way too young. A nature trail provides the path for what becomes an incredible journey. (You’ll also love these novels featuring the strongest fictional female characters of all time.)
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert’s much-loved memoir narrates her travels after a painful divorce. Gilbert seemed to have it all, but she had to take flight to find her way back to her own truth. Gilbert travels through Italy (eating) and India (praying) before she finally falls in love in Indonesia. Women everywhere were inspired to take similar journeys (even in their own backyards) and learn more about meditation, thanks to Gilbert’s relatable, smart, and funny way of telling her story while keeping it real.