10 Must Read Books on Your Next Trip

10 Must Read Books on Your Next Trip

As they say, books are the best companions. And, it is true, especially when you are out on a long trip. They are the best travel companions and to be honest, one of the main advantages of traveling is that you get time to read. You could be camping, hitching or backpacking around the world. And suddenly you find that you have all the time to finish that book or start one. Reading is one of the favorite pastimes for people when they travel around the world.

Here is a list of some incredible books that you should pack along with you if on a long trip. 

  1. U.S. Road Trip: On the Road
    Read the adventurous tale of two friends who cross-country, looking for the real America and American dream. It is the quintessential tale of ambition and love for the homeland. The book has just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is a must-read.
  2. South Africa: Long Walk to Freedom
    The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela chronicles the Mandela’s life from childhood through his prison sentence. The autobiography is a compelling story about one of the world’s greatest leader’s fight during apartheid and racial oppress.
  3. The Cloud Garden
    The Cloud Garden will take you on the Pan-American highway and the most unassailable strip of jungles and swamps. This fascinating book tells the story of two travelers in a land inhabited by FARC gorillas and their grueling journey.
  4. Naples ’44
    Norman Lewis arrives as an intelligence officer in war-torn Naples and is hired by the army to liaise with the locals.  The long diary offers a sublime portrait of the city, its starving population and how respectable women were driven to prostitution.
  5. Barcelona: The Shadow of the Wind
    The book is a  page-turning ode that will keep the reader under its story’s spell. The book is based on the Spanish Civil War filled with odd and menacing characters who try to keep the truth away from the protagonist.
  6. The Alchemist
    The Alchemist is indeed one of the most-read books in recent history and makes for a great travel companion. Filled with wonderful quotes, you are sure to get inspired and learn about love and the true meaning of life.
  7. Seven Ages of Paris
    Seven Ages of Paris take you back in the Parisian history, tight from the early middle ages to the 20th century. The book is indeed absorbing and will force you to re-read some of its parts. After reading the book, you get a clear picture of how Paris became Paris.
  1. Last Man in Tower
    Last Man in Tower is indeed one of the most moving books to read and sheds light on the life of a property kingpin in the city of new money, Mumbai. The characters in the books, made of Masterji’s neighbors, friends, enemies, acquaintances, co-conspirators keep you engrossed till the last page!
  2. Travels With A Donkey In The Cévennes
    Travels with A Donkey In The Cévennes will take you on a journey with Robert across a mountainous region of France. It is like you are traveling with Robert and his donkey, as he moves across the landscape, religion, and the people.
  3. World Walk
    World Walk tells the story of Steven Newman, a newspaper writer, who embarks on a journey around the world on foot. Read the heartfelt stories during his 4-year long journey as he travels across 22 countries in 5 continents.

Those books are highly recommended as travel companions. Pick some books from the above collection and come back as a traveler who is wiser, more traveled as well as better–read.

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