Monday, October 3, 2016

Walktober Reading List

Walktober is in full swing, and we know you are probably asking yourself "where will I walk to today?"

There are so many destinations throughout the City including parks, shopping malls & restaurants, theaters, historic buildings and more. Plus, with Glendale's Central Library being closed for renovations, this may be the perfect time to explore some of the City's neighborhood libraries.

To help you with your next visit to the library, We've put together a reading list that will inspire you to get up and walk. Check it out, there's something for everyone!


  • The Walk / Richard Paul Evans
  • Long Walk to Freedom / Nelson Mandela
  • The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey / Dawn Anahid MacKeen
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk / Ben Fountain
  • Short Leash : A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance / Janice Gary
  • Walk On / Maria Frazee
  • Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk / Megan McDonald
  • Walk on the Wild Side / Nicholas Oldland
  •  I Took the Moon for a Walk / Carolyn Curtis
  • Lyle Walks the Dog / Bernard Waber

Fitness, Exploration & Travel
  • Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act / Kevin Patterson
  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson
  • Secret Stairs / Charles Fleming
  • How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South America / Peter Allison
  • Wanderlust: A History of Walking / Rebecca Solnit
  • A Philosophy of Walking / Frederic Gros
  • The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism / Geoff Nicholson
  • Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time/Jeff Speck
  • The Long Walk / Stephen King
  • The Walking Dead (graphic novel) / Gerald Seymour
Short Stories & Essays:
  • Walking / Henry David Thoreau
  • The Pedestrian / Ray Bradbury