Traveling is all about embracing the universe and loving the whole planet by considering everything in it as yours. Every good book adds fuel to that!
Books and travel do the same to us; both change people. Make us cherish humanity and ultimately help us love each other. The difference in territories, cultures, caste, creed or race; nothing matters for an avid traveler so as for a vivid reader.
Whether you are waiting for your next flight in an airport, spending your time witnessing the vanishing rays of the Sun on that cozy beachside or expecting your train amid the rushy railway platform, you can read from anywhere around. Take any of these books, as your best travel companion.
The best books to read while traveling are,
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Set against the backdrop of three different cultures ‘Eat Pray Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, is one the best books to read while traveling. The story revolves around the life of an American woman who has everything in her life, a successful career and a home she adores. What she lacks is her inner peace and a meaning to life, which is more special than any worldly pleasures. The book itself is a journey through her eyes, as she witnesses the Italian culture bounded by food, the devotion in India and enlightenment in Bali. The book narrates stories of her travel around the world leaving an epitome of success she owned, at times when she was surrendered to depression and anxiety.
The author leaves you with questions of your own existence and this is one of those books that will inspire you to take a long break from your busy life, to explore unique corners of the planet each of which has different stories to tell.
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
A simple yet exhilarating read is what one of the world’s highest sold book the ‘Alchemist’ proffer to its readers. The book tells you to follow what you love, as Santiago the shepherd boy who goes on his adventurous trip from Spain to Egypt in search of treasure. What welcomes him is an unexpected life, people and places before he fulfills his dreams. Be sure to take this small book with great pages while you set off your journey. Paulo Coelho will for sure touch your heart with his magical words to let you dream more.
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To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A timeless classic, a book that tells the story of humanity, is Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is all about. This is one of the best novels ever written in English and with this lovely book, Lee makes a path into the depths of the underestimated human emotions of kindness and innocence. The book helps the readers to break those delicate strands of hatred, hypocrisy and prejudice mindset and let them melt into the immense pool of love.
Told through the perspective of a 6-year-old girl, the story recounts the collective conscience of the deep South of the early 20th century. The story leaves the aftermaths of race, class and social injustice and teaches us to love every fellow human being. A lesson every person should learn in life.
Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
‘Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini is indeed one of the good books to read while traveling. The book gives an idea of the wardriven country of Afghanistan and its reckless outskirts. The book deals with the less known women of Afganistan and goes through the events that shaped the country over the last thirty years.
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Sense and Sensibility, Jean Austen
If you’re planning a trip to England, this book is something you shouldn’t miss. This classic English novel which has its setting in the English countryside, will let you explore the 19th century England. Follow Jean Austen’s narration of Chatsworth house and its adorable artworks along the novel.
A book will help you to light up your mood anytime, so never miss to pack any of these books with your backpack.