Books are regarded as a significant companion for solitude. Reading good books do not only serves as a good pass time but also enhances the knowledge of an individual. Book reading helps the body and mind in many ways. Reading books has significantly been found to increase wisdom, awareness, mindfulness alongside keeping the mind active. Long before the digital modes of entertainment, reading was a major way of fun and entertainment as it kept individuals engaged in productive activity. Besides, reading has also been found to improve mental as well as physical health. The cognitive stimulation and brain exercise that is achieved by reading books have no comparison with any other activity.

Many people love to read books while traveling to keep themselves busy during long tiring. Book reading makes their long journeys bearable and less boring, especially when they are traveling via an airplane or train and there aren’t any worthwhile sites on the way.

So here is a list of some amazing books that you may pick from while traveling to induce the wanderlust as well as to inspire you for more traveling or you can check out Friendspire today!

The Little Princess By Antoine Dr. Saint-Exupèry

This one is for children but is universally loved and cherished by people of all ages. Richard Howard has done a wonderful translation of this tale in English and has perfectly showcased the author’s unique writing style. If you read this book on your way, your imaginations will take you to the Sahara Desert where you’ll meet the Prince of a planet, the only human inhabitant.

The Beach By Alex Garland

This one is an irresistible novel based on a man named Richard who happened to receive a map, the meticulous illustration of which takes him to “the Beach”. There are rumors about this splendid beach due to which very few people intend to settle there. The spellbinding and hallucinogenic tale keeps the readers hooked to it.

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream By Paulo Coelho

This is a modern classic written by Paulo Coelho which successfully grabbed the attention of readers all over the world. It is a tale of self-discovery which holds a beautiful combination of wisdom, mysticism, and magic.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker series by Douglas Adams’ classic novels is based on time and space. This volume contains the following titles:

  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • Life, the Universe, and Everything
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  • Mostly Harmless
  • Young Zaphod Plays It Safe

Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert

It is an inspirational tale that has been found to influence the lives of countless people around the world. It is an iconic self-discovery book that was also featured as a film later on.

Into the Wild By Jon Krakauer

This iconic story is based on Christopher McCandless who hitchhiked his way to Alaska and afterward made a solitary journey into the wilderness. He got rid of his worldly possessions and initiated his new life in the Wild. It is a beautifully written, poignant, and unforgettable tale!

A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around The World By Anne Mustoe

The travelogue is narrated by Anne Mustoe who was formerly a mistress but later on, she quits her job and takes a solitary bike ride. Her fifteen months and twelve thousand miles journey amused her through different parts of the world, she got to meet different people and made her way through all the challenges.

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True Spirit By Jessica Watson

The book narrates the story of Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old girl who happened to sail her 33-foot boat for over 22,000 nautical miles at sea for 210 days. This triumphantly successful journey changed her life and she became the youngest person to sail a boat unassisted. Jessica has shared her incredible experiences in this book.

Spark Your Dream By Herman Zapp

It is quite an inspirational book based on a true story that elaborates the challenges that people have to face when they head out on their way to chase their dreams. The book elaborates the risk along with the passion, frustration, success, and sense of freedom that is achieved after the fulfillment of dreams.

Learning to Breathe By Janice Lynn Mather

This bittersweet yet powerful story is based on the resilience, healing, and struggles of Indira Ferguson, a teenager who has to struggle hard in order to keep her pregnancy confidential while dealing with life. The story is thought-provoking, vibrant, and filled with hope.

Wild By Cheryl Strayed

The plot of this story revolves around Cheryl who upon reaching the age of twenty-two had to come across a series of devastating events; her mother does, her marriage ends and her family got scattered. After losing everything, she decided to hike alone on a quest of over one thousand miles long. The story has humor, warmth, style, suspense, and hope.

The Motorcycle Diaries By Ernesto Che Guevara

It is actually a sparking travel diary of the young Ernesto Che Guevara. His travelogue is though spontaneous but narrates exciting stories of his travel journeys that inspire people to travel around the world. Besides, the latest edition features unpunished pictures captured by Guevara when he was 23 years old and traveled across the continent.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life By William Finnegan

This one’s a coming-of-age tale that’s narrated with complex enchantment. Though surfing is just a sport, William Finnegan has shown his perception of it as a way of life. He learned to do it when he was a child and later on he became addicted to it. He has shared his exciting surfing experiences in the book.

The Longest Way Home By Andrew McCarthy

This one is for people who put both their soul and mind into reading. The personal journey of Andrew McCarthy introduces the readers to his wonderful well-crafted intimate memoir.

The Answer is You By Joseph P. Kauffman

This book is really helpful in shaping the perspectives about life, especially for people who are more thoughtful and curious about life, love, happiness, freedom, and success.

The right book can be so much more than just a book. You’ll lose track of time and be immersed in the words for hours – which is just what you want when you’re traveling long routes alone.

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