Books that will make you want to travel

Every month, I send my readers a newsletter containing one book and one movie recommandation. They’re always about travel, and always awesome (in my opinion anyway)! Here is the beginning of my best “Books that will make you want to travel” list. I’ll update it every few months with my latest book recommandations. If you want to get one a month straight into your inbox though, just subscribe at the bottom of the post! I’ll go get a cup of hot cocoa.


Books that will make you want to travel
to EUROPE

  • OUTLANDER, Diana Gabaldon

Outlander-blue-cover-198x300 The first book of a popular series, Outlander follows Claire, who travels through time while in Scotland and arrives in the middle of a war between englishmen and scotsmen wearing kilts and drinking whisky. Of course, she ends up not only divided between two eras, but also between two men. I loved this book, I definitely felt like I was back in the middle of the Scottish Highlands while reading it! Grab it here on Amazon!

Books that will make you want to travel
to AMERICA

  • WILD, Cheryl Strayed

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The true story of Cheryl Strayed who walked the Pacific Crest Trail on her own with no prior experience. A journey to find herself, through sheer force of will. One of my favorites, the character is so strong and fragile at the same time, I usually start crying my eyes out on page 10. Definitely asks the question : are we running away when we travel ? Grab it here on Amazon!

  • THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES, Luis Sepulveda

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A short book to read in one sitting, a bewitching tale of an old man living in the middle of the dangerous Ecuadoran Jungle who discovered the happiness of reading in his late years. Grab it here on Amazon!

Books that will make you want to travel
to ASIA

  • INTO THIN AIR, Jon Krakauer

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This is an account of the absolute tragedy that happened on Everest in 1996. Eight people died, more were injured and traumatized. Mostly, I found it fascinating (and appalling) to learn more about what altitude can do to your body and your mind. I don’t think any human should climb that high, it’s just not for us. Grab it here on Amazon!

Books that will make you want to travel
to AFRICA

  • THE ROMANCE OF A MUMMY, Théophile Gautier

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This short book tells of a love story in ancient Egypt. The author really has a gift in making us feel the warm wind on the dunes and the grandeur of those ancient palaces. Fascinating! Grab it here on Amazon!

Books that will make you want to travel
EVERYWHERE

  • LORD OF THE RINGS, JRR Tolkien

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I could not hold this one back any longer. It’s my favorite book, it’s adventure with a capital A. I don’t think I need to explain what this is about, it’s just a journey against evil, fighting for good and humanity, through the most beautiful lands. Tolkien, you are the boss. Grab it here on Amazon!

  • TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, Jules Verne

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A classic. Jules Verne’s books are all rather amazing (in my humble opinion), and this is one of my favorites. A scientist finds himself on a self sustainable submarine lead by the mysterious Captain Nemo. He will discover the incredible landscapes and creatures living under the sea through a journey around the world. Grab it here on Amazon!

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1 Comment on Books that will make you want to travel

  1. I already read 3 books from your selection. Guess which ones? I’m helping you, I’m French. I still have 3 to read. Thank you for sharing your selection, it’s true that books and movies are very inspiring. Philippe

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