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Enjoyable Novels to Read While Traveling

The great author John Green, in his engaging novel `The Fault in Our Stars’, writes, sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. This quote sounds more relevant especially when travel season approaches. Reading astonishing books by creative writers makes our holiday more compelling. At the same time books push us imagine and reenergizes us with fresh perceptions.

No matter on which trip you are going, be it the family vacation, a friends’ outing, post-graduation trip, an adventure with some crazy mates, or a bachelors’ holiday, a great book is handy to have on hand. While traveling you are on your own to decide where and what you would like to read. You can read while going outside, laying on the beach, resting in a hotel, moving in a vehicle. This is a unique experience which we do not generally encounter  when reading conventionally.

Following is a list of novels you can enjoy.

1) Old Man And The Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a tiny fiction reproduced by the American novelist Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba and issued in 1952. This is the remarkable novel by which people remember him still. It is a story of an old man and his sea surfing. The story is skillfully embedded in a deep philosophy which makes the book even more engaging.


This is another must read and selection of short tales by Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya. An impressive fact about this book is that it narrates the story of a book lover.

3)The Sunset Club

A famous Indian writer Khushwant Sigh has written extensively about the human mind, emotion in this novel. The Sunset Club’ is the anecdote of three members of the Sunset Club and patrons for beyond forty years, now in their eighties.

4) Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man’s Tour of Duty Inside the IRS

Confessions of a Tax Collector is a non-fiction autobiography by author and retired Internal Revenue Service tax collector Richard Yancey. In his funny narrative, he elaborates his journey in the tax department. The author explores income tax tax return online in a very funny manner.

5)The Happiness Project

If you’ve been fascinated by watching happy people around, then you should explore this book in particular! The author, Gretchen Rubin had a life-changing realization in which she then determines to make one challenging decision. This book is all about that.

6)Eat, Pray, Love

 This acclaimed biography by Elizabeth Gilbert tells the saga of a woman who takes a life-changing voyage through 3 countries starting with, Italy, India, and Indonesia. This book attempts to offer short chapters that allow for a light-read. It is worth reading how Elizabeth sets foot on an adventure to find what she truly wants out of life.

These are the few good books to read while traveling. There are countless options in the market to choose from. You need to remember that carrying books must not be the burden. Carry limited books and take out time to read and review while you lay down comfortably.


  • Linda Linneman

    I love reading. I do so every chance I get. These books sound interesting. I have read a couple of these. Thank you so much for sharing

  • gloria patterson

    Some interesting books here I have never read anything by these authors. I am a reader and never travel with out books. I am one of those people that when traveling and finishing a book I leave it where ever for some one else to enjoy. And I love finding books that were left for who ever.

  • Coressa B Clark

    These are awesome looking books to read while traveling. I just posted yesterday on my Facebook page asking what everyone is reading this summer. Thanks.

  • Lauryn R

    Awesome, thank you so much for sharing these novels! I love to read, but have fallen off lately since I am always so busy with my littles! I definitely need to start again. 🙂

  • MD Kennedy

    Some great recommendations in here that I’ve never heard of!. I’ve put Sunset Club and Tax Collector on hold at my local library. Thanks so much!

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