Book-loving wanderers! To make your boring bus, train, and fight experience into a memorable one, we suggest these seven books. Solo traveler’s trustworthy companion!
- The Motorcycle Diaries
- The Alchemist
- Murder on the orient express
- The beach
- The God of small things
- Eat, Pray and Love
The Motorcycle Diaries
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES by Che Guevara. Revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara’s travel with his friend on a Single Cylinder 1939 Norton 500cc (“The Might One”) from Buenos Aires in Argentina to other South American towns. This book can influence one hard personally and politically. If you are traveling Kerala, have a copy of this book with you.
THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho. A must-read book for all age groups. A quick read too. Talks about life, the varying pursuits, the ideology of people, and a gentle reminder to our inner conscience. You will read this book again and again or its philosophical shade.
Murder on the Orient Express
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie. One of the interesting crime fiction of all time. The queen of crime’s favorite ‘Hercule Poirot’ (the main protagonist like Sherlock Holmes) tries solving the case. Did he succeed? Read during your train travel!
THE BEACH by Alex Garland. Join the narrator in his rummage for paradise. Can you escape the monotonous world through traveling? Up to what extent is it possible? Get ready to experience Wanderlust symptoms once you finish the book. You can read this one when you are confused about exploring the unexplored.
SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts. The story is edgy and filled with nail-biting moments. It revolves around an Australian Bank Robber who has fled to India. What are his chances of survival and where he finds solace? A semi-biographical story with a strong storyline. Read this to lit up your mood during your trip.
The God of small things
THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy. This book had won The Booker prize in 1997. The story is set in Kerala and delves deep into human emotions, the prejudiced behaviors, the pain of characters, and India’s politics. From a child’s perspective, this third-person narrative connects with the heart of a reader. Read this when you are thinking about indifferences in humanity during your trip.
Eat, Pray and Love
EAT, PRAY, AND LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert. A book connected to Italy, India, and Bali at various stages when seen with plain sight. The driving character has everything in life except for inner peace. The book questions about our existence and that is what books should do to travelers and lovely human beings.