Everyone needs a good book or two when they travel. However, you may not know what book is best for you. Here are some examples that will keep you entertained on your journey.
1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
No list of books to take with you during travel would be complete without this classic story of a man and his beatnik friends traveling across America. The book will encourage you to travel and experience things in a new way. It’s a beautifully written piece of art that remains a representation of the time and the counterculture that Kerouac helped create in the 1960s. The book is heavily stylized, but it’s written in a lighthearted tone that makes it a fun read as much as it is inspiring. There’s a rumor that the entire novel was written in one long night, but that claim is only based on word of mouth. However long it took to write this masterpiece, it’s something that should packed in every suitcase.
2. Through Darkness to Light by Jeanine Michna-Bales
This book is perfect who finds travel interesting and also doesn’t mind a heavy read. Michna-Bales follows one particular journey that a runaway slave could have taken on the Underground Railroad from Louisiana to Ontario. It’s a large journey filled with tragedy and amazing sites. Written by a photographer, the images in the book are quite stunning. It also gives people a very unique perspective on the journey that a runaway slave had to go through to be free.
3. The Bible
God needs to come with us everywhere; this includes when we travel. Luckily, the sermon notebook allows people to access the word of the Lord in an easy to understand format. This is a great option to further create a peaceful travel. Use it to have Bible study sessions with your family and friends or to read privately.
4. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
This is an exciting and vivid portrayal of a criminal who escapes prison in Australia to become a part of the underworld of Bombay, India. The descriptions of India have been praised for their vividness. You can almost smell the curry in the air when you read the book. Roberts asserts that the book is based on real life events, but some claims have been disputed by other people who were involved. Ultimately, it’s a very fun read that will make you experience India from an interesting perspective.
5. The Cat who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers
This is the perfect book for someone who likes and uplifting and funny read. Travel with Gethers (and his cat Norton) to various locations around the world. On the way, the duo runs into a number of different humorous situations, and Norton even helps Gethers in his love life. While on vacation, you may want something fun and cute to read. This is the book!
6. World Walk by Steven Newman
Have you ever wanted to pack up everything you own, put it into a backpack, and walk around the world by foot for four years? Well, Newman did it and wrote his story to share his experiences. Newman walked through 22 countries and 5 continents. He experienced a lot of adventure on the way. Some things were extremely positive while other experiences were depressing or scary. This book shows readers just how different the world and the people in it are in different locations, and how we are also all the same.
7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Europe during the 1920s was an exciting place to be. Hemingway describes his experiences with exceptional raw emotion and vividness that makes you want to pack up and become a matador. This book has a sense of adventure that is completely contagious and is great for travelling or going through any other scary experience.
These books offer something for everyone, so you can find something whether you want something light and fluffy or thoughtful. Happy reading!
Author: Carol Evenson http://www.boomeon.com/users/carolev