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5 Best Novels to Read While Travelling: The Best Books for the Road

There’s nothing quite like reading a great novel while on the road. If you’re a frequent traveler, you know how boring airport terminals can be and how much time you have to kill while waiting for your flight. The best novels to read while traveling are those that will keep your attention, bring you into the story, and transport you out of the airport lounge. What are some books that do just that? See this list for ten novels that make excellent travel companions. You can also check this powerful story of loss and grief.

As you settle in for your long-haul flight or wait for your train to depart, or lounge on the beach with your book of choice, you might find yourself wondering what novel would best suit the occasion. What are some great novels to read while traveling? The answer is subjective, of course — not all books are created equal and not everyone travels for the same reason. But here’s a list of ten books that can help get your trip off to a great start.

1.         The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the first book in the best-selling Millennium series by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. The Millennium series is a thriller with fantasy elements set in a dystopian near future. The novel, first published in Sweden in 1994, follows several young people trying to leave a circus, which involves blackmail, murder, and other dark business. Absolutely the best book you will read this year. This book is a book that, like others Larsson has written, will have you riveted from start to finish. It’s pulpy yet intense, a science-fiction thriller with an epic scope, and will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours. Words will fly, tensions will rise, and politics will be openly discussed. It’s a great exploration of ideas and a complex story with multiple story threads that connect nicely.

If you enjoy difficult topics, this is an excellent book that will keep you reading for days — or weeks. Shocking at first, but definitely not for the reasons you think. Headlines around the world proclaimed this book “a revelation,” but for a more accurate take on what it really is, see this review. At its core, it’s a coming-of-age story about four children introduced in a southern town.

It’s a slower read than your average YA novel and what that means for you… well, you’ll have to read the book to find out! Recommended by Patricia Briggs. Shortly after brushing her teeth, a girl who is blind receives a letter that changes her forever: she can only go home to see her mother — who happens to be blind — once a year.

2.         The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

The Count of Monte Cristo is a novel by Alexandre Dumas about a man who spends years in prison and escapes to seek revenge. The book goes on to become one of the most famous novels of all time. Catch me if you can: A Man Came to Bridge Over the River Kwai by Winston Brittan. This travel book follows a scientist on a mission across East Asia, from a remote island in the Pacific to a path across the Yangtze River in China. A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway about a young man who leaves his homeland of Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. The novel chronicles the young man’s trials and tribulations during the conflict. Breakfast of Champions is would a novel be without its legendary author? E

Travels With the Intent of Finding Out is a novel by Violette Hanson about a traveler on a dangerous journey from New York to Paris during the early 1900s. On his journey, Hanson meets an intriguing group of characters and meets the very famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Catch me if you can: The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a memoir by the infamous and imprisoned Black activist.

While many assume this book is just another young adult classic, it’s more political and philosophical in nature rather than a travelogue. The novel focuses on a young Italian traveling to the court of Henry VI and concerns itself with issues of youth, the dangers of being an idolized figure, art versus life, the nature of art, and the meaning of art.

3.         Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)

It’s the story of an Australian heroin addict who escapes prison and flees to India where he finds redemption, love, friendship, and the meaning of his life in the slums of Bombay.  This bestselling novel tells the story of Arun Kumar who is sent to prison for illegally growing marijuana — which is one of the most heinous crimes a person can be convicted of — and what consequences it has on his life. Every sentence that Arun Kumar receives in this novel is one that he would not have received if he had stayed in Australia where he felt he was treated as a drug-dealer and drug dealer.

Carson. The goal of the novel is to show how A.J. Carson deals with his alcoholic mother and his subsequent attempts at finding love through various missives. Along with this, we also see how A.J. deals with the addictive nature of heroin, sex, marriage, and love. All of these topics and more are explored and it brings the scope of the story to London.

4.         On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

I’m reading ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac right now. It’s a really great memoir about his experience hitchhiking and traveling around the US. As a fellow 20-something, I think it’s a book that every young person should read. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes, vivid descriptions of his culture, and some naiveté and oddities along the way. One thing that’s really great about this book is that it’s built around the point. This is an excellent book to read while traveling. Fills those feeling gaps that travel books so often fail to address. “Ex Libris” by William Golding is one of my favorite novels.

What’s great about using pacing in memoirs is that you can draw on your experiences to write a marvelous novel with pacing that will delight both the reader and the writer. Every traveler knows how fascinating history is but few know how incredible it is to read about. Hicham Boumediene’s book, “Millennials,” fills this gap. Most travelers don’t get a chance to visit the country as Boumediene did in Jordan. This is a book that will enrich your travel experiences in a way that feels personal while reading it.

5.         Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)

Into the Wild is a non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer. It tells the story of Christopher McCandless. A young man who gave away his savings abandoned his car and his family, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity. He hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Many teens and young adults gravitate toward this novel for its inspiring philosophy. It encourages individuals to free-of-range their destinies. Get off the path to make a deeper connection with humanity, and make a bigger contribution.

We are witnessing a story as a reader and we learn through the events that occurred as events. We also hear the narrator’s own story and learn from it. For this reason, it is extremely entertaining and is a perfect place to end your journey on.

Armand is a manual written by four authors who have all dealt with clinical depression. Each of the authors has a story about why they started writing. They continue to refine the manual even to this day.  Armand is a great pick-me-up for a mid-trip reading.

Answer the Call by David Benioff and Gino Wickman Annuity commercials are hilarious and clichéd. But, there is something so intriguing about a couple. Their plan is to buy mortgage notes in order to help people find work. This story is told completely by two people who were present to witness this commercial. I discovered this book solely through word of mouth. I had only read it three times before the latest re-newed edition came out.


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