Reader recommendation: Wild Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Jerry Martin, Costa Mesa, Calif. July 21, 2014 About video ads View Caption of Being a Southern California native the descriptions of the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild by Cheryl Strayed kept me enthralled. But it was the glimpses of her past and upbringing that touched me in a way that no other memoir has. Can you guess which literary work goes with each final line? Take our quiz!