Thursday, 3 December 2015

"Brave Enough" by Cheryl Strayed | Book Review

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Publishing Date: October 27, 2015
Pages: 135
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Links: Goodreads | Indigo | Kobo

Cheryl Strayed's books have been highly acclaimed: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a New York Times best seller, the first choice in Oprah's Book Club 2.0, and was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film; Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar is a national bestseller and has now been developed into a podcast. On top of this, she's also released her debut novel, Torch. Now, she's come out with a collection of quotes from her works, called Brave Enough.

I love quotes, but I've never actually had a book of quotes so this is a nice change for me. I haven't read any of Cheryl Strayed's books yet (although Wild is very high on my to-read list), so I didn't really know what to expect from a book of quotes by her. I did hope it would be motivational and inspirational – and it was.

In Brave Enough, you'll find a ton of wise quotes about life, love, and forgiveness. Some of these hit really close to home and left me teary-eyed, and some made me feel like I could do anything if I only put my mind to it or were willing to work for it. There were some that I didn't really identify with at this point in my life, but I think it's normal for one person to not identify with all of the statements in a collection of quotes – the ones that don't resonate with me could be the ones you identify with the most!

Cheryl's quotes involve compassion, tough love, empathy, bravery, and much more. Her words are sometimes funny and often comforting. She teaches us that life will never be perfect and we'll be terrified sometimes – we just have to try to be “brave enough.”

What's your favourite quote? Do you like books of quotes?

*This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.

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