Books about walking may be my very favorite niche subgenre. A Walk in the Woods, The Man Who Walked Through Time, and, of course, everyone's current favorite outdoorsy memoir, Wild, are all incredible examples of how books can take you on outdoor adventures while you're actually sitting on your couch binge-eating chips and salsa. And the movie version of Wild is coming out tomorrow (omg!). Who wants to go with me to watch Reese Witherspoon tear it up on the Pacific Crest Trail?
And, in case you're slightly obsessed like me, here's a link to a great article on how and why Cheryl Strayed's memoir became so popular.