Book: A Million Steps, by Kurt Koontz
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 212 pages
Briefly, it’s an account of the author’s pilgrimage on the Camino to Santiago di Compostela in Spain.
Comments: In 2012, American Kurt Koontz hiked about 500 miles of the ancient – and recently re-popularised – pilgrimage route to Santiago di Compostela, which he calculates comes to a million steps. This book is not a day-by-day journal account of his pilgrimage as much as a series of reflections on various themes which formed part of his exterior and interior pilgrimage. He writes of the people he met, the camaraderie, the various kinds of hostels, the scenery, the challenges and joys of the hike, and he shares with us his personal struggles, reflections on where he’s at in his life, and his hopes and fears for the most significant relationship in his life. I enjoyed this book very much.
Challenges: Non-fiction reading challenge; ebook reading challenge.