Being in transit, through flight or by road, can get a bit boring unless you have a great read to keep you company.
Going on a long road trip or waiting for that flight at the airport? Use that downtime to catch up on some really great books! Indulge in these light reads that are perfect for your time in transit.
- When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
Do you remember Emily Charlton, the other assistant of Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada? She now has a story of her own in a spin off from the original movie where she lands a new job as an image consultant in Hollywood, is totally clueless with social media, and is struggling to be successful – this book will have you laughing and turning the pages.
- Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
This internationally acclaimed novel is now going to be turned into a movie! Get to know the characters by starting with this funny, witty and glamorous series. If you already have, Rich People Problems is the third book in the installment and has all the answers about the richest family in Singapore. Dubbed as the Asian Gossip Girl, this book will have you wanting for more.
- The Idiot by Elif Batuman
A book that is said to be how a young woman comes to terms with who she wants to become. This is set in 1995, the protagonist is on her freshman year in college and is about to experience her first love. It tackles the start of the era of emails and how it became the means of communication between the lovers. Above it all, the discovery of the career she is meant to have. A light read that is perfect to kill time, right?
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac’s
A seminal novel should be compulsory reading for all nomads, backpackers and folks who want to live off the grid. In ‘On The Road’ discover 1950’s underground America as Kerouac hitches backwards and forwards across the states in search for the meaning of life. Definitely, one of my favorite books to read while travelling!
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A fascinating, sometimes painful, read about Afghanistan under Taliban rule. The story follows the fate of two young boys, one of whom is able to escape to America whilst the other, of the Hazara minority group, is forced to stay behind.
- The World’s Most Dangerous Places by Robert Young
A serious read for the serious explorer, packed full of practical advice on how to travel in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Brace yourselves for one of the darkest books to read while travelling.
- The Carpet Wars by Christopher Kremmer
A personal odyssey through war, friendship and craftsmanship along the old Silk Route. A fascinating travel book that illuminates the contemporary story of Southwest Asia and offers a unique insight into the characters of warlords, presidents and sheikhs.
- The Dogs of Nam: Stories from the Road and Lessons Learned Abroad by Christopher Oldfield
A collection of short stories from over a decade of travel. This is no glamorous tale of #wanderlust, but a true and honest accounting of what it means to be a traveler.
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
One woman’s search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia.
This is a travelers and aspiring traveler’s classic! The memoir chronicles the author’s trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels.
- Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
This book is written by travel blogger Torre DeRoche. Though it is a “chick travel love story”, we couldn’t put this one down. It’s a beautifully written book about overcoming her fear of the ocean to sail across the Pacific with her boyfriend. The way she describes the scenery, the people, and her experience makes me want to follow in her footsteps. It’s powerful, vivid, and moving!
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