Best books to read while traveling

 Best books to read while traveling

When traveling, especially on business trips, sometimes t becomes really difficult to spend time. It is almost impossible to keep listening to music or surfing the internet or watching the endless feed of videos. People who want to make good use of their travel time, usually keep a copy of their favorite book with them or buy one, especially for the trip. Here is a list of titles you may consider as a worthy companion for your travels. 

 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 Set in the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan, The Kite Runner is a story of a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant. The book is one of a kind classic that explores the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. It is a beautifully crafted novel with a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship.

 The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel, The Alchemist is a story about a shepherd named Santiago, who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure that was supposed to be buried near the pyramids. The book explores the journey that starts out as to find worldly goods but eventually turns into a discovery of treasure within. (Read Alchemist Summary)


 An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof

 Who hasn’t fantasized about leaving their boring job and escaping to some exotic destination in a search of a different perspective or maybe a different way of life altogether? Well, An Embarrassment of Mangoes is just about all that, where Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve quit their job and head to discover the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.


 Love with a Chance of Drowning, by Torre DeRoche

 The story is about a city girl, who is aquaphobic, but her love for Ivan is so strong that she joins him on a year-long voyage across the Pacific. Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a memoir by Torre DeRoche that proves that there are some risks in life worth taking.

 The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah

 The story is about an English travel writer Tahir Shah, who moved his family from London to Casablanca with a dream of making a home in the astonishing country. The story reveals how Tahir bought Dar Khalifa, a ruin of a mansion, but in order to fulfill his destiny, he has to go through elaborate exorcism rituals, deals with gangster neighbors, and more.

 On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

Since its initial publication, On the Road; a classic novel of freedom and longing has inspired every generation. The book On the Road involves a series of events from Jack Kerouac's years traveling across North America along with his best friend Neal Cassady in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.


 The Book of Lost & Found by Lucy Foley

 The Book of Lost & Found is a story of Kate Darling, who travels from London to Corsica to Paris in search of the truth about her late mother. The book reveals a love story that began in the 1920s but was disrupted by war. All and all, the story casts light on family secrets and love both lost and found.

 Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story, by Tony & Maureen Wheeler

Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story by Tony and Maureen Wheeler is a unique combination of autobiography, travel guide, and business history. The memoir reveals how despite many setbacks a small travel guide business evolved as the world's largest independent travel publishing company.


 The Lost City of Z, by David Grann

The Lost City of Z is an adventure narrative by writer David Grann about the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon & his quest for the Lost City of Z? 


 The Beach, by Alex Garland

The Beach by Alex Garland is a national bestseller and suspenseful novel. The story is about Richard, the protagonist who embarks on a journey to explore Southeast Asia, but on his first night there, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists and handed Richard a thorough map to “the Beach”. The book fixates on a modern generation, who longs for an untouched landscape, but finds it hard to experience the world firsthand.


 Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux

 As the author, Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the world, he publishes a book that is a unique mix of philosophical guide, miscellaneous, and reminiscence that shaped him as a reader and a traveler.

 The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin

 Goodwin’s latest creation, The Bellini Card, is a story set against in 1840, where Mahmut is dead and his young successor sets Yashim a dangerous task. With clues left in a Quran in Istanbul, Yashim must rescue his friend and uncover the truth.

 Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts

 In Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel, The author and Veteran traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone can become a vagabond and achieve their dreams of overseas travel. In this book, the writer has shared necessary information on deciding destinations, managing finances, dealing with travel adversities, and much more. 

 In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

 In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson showcases readers a different side of Australia where cities are safe and clean with constant sunshine and people are friendly, cheerful, and highly obliged unlikely to the contrary belief. The book is funny, fact-filled with a touch of humor, wonder, and persistent curiosity.

 The Samsara Project by David Burgess

 It is a story of a Journalist and crime historian named John Reynolds, who is in search of a murderer known as Jack the Ripper, who slays each of his victims more brutally and sadistically. The Samsara Project is a murder mystery with fast-moving plots along with many twists and turns that will hook the readers.

 Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts


 Set against the underworld of contemporary Bombay, Shantaram is a story narrated by Lin, an escaped convict who flees from a maximum-security prison in Australia and enters Bombay’s slum with his faithful friend, Prabaker. As a hunted man without a home or identity, the protagonist searches for love and meaning for life, while running a clinic in the city’s poorest slums. Based on the real-life of the author, Shantaram is an epic and mesmerizing novel.