I am certain it is not only me who in the middle of day or night, just want to disappear and travel an entire city, explore an unfamiliar place, go on a solo trip, right? Well, it never happens. We always want to explore some other place and be in some other situation to escape reality. But you can always choose movies or books to escape from the harsh reality. In this article, we are going to read about books that will make you feel like you are on a journey.
Books that Will Make You Feel like You Are on a Journey:
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The novel name “Life of Pi”, published in 2001 is a fantasy adventure. The protagonist of the story Pi, real named Piscine Molitor Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, India explores things like practicality and spirituality from an early age in this book. He survives a shipwreck for 227 days while marooned on a boat with a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker in the Pacific Ocean.
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
This best selling renowned novel by the Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez tells the story of the Buendia family and records the incompatible clash between the want for seclusion and the requirement for love – the book is designed in rich and imaginative way that defines an entire genre known as the “magical realism”.
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
This book is about three wealthy Chinese families and the gossip and conversations that occur when the successor to one of the major fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding ceremony of the season. This book is crammed up with opulence, and it is addictive and uproarious.
In A Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson
Even though Australia is a place that harbors the deadliest creatures that can kill anyone in the deadliest ways such as snakes, sharks, crocodiles, Bryson still loves this place and he takes us on a ride of this affection. This book is filled with the joy of meeting cheerful people, cold beer, clean and safe cities, and constant sunshine.
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
This book “Eat, Pray, Love” is the candid, irresistible, and eloquent account of Elizabeth Gilbert’s pursuit of spiritual devotion, worldly glee, and whatever she wanted in her life. When she turned 30 she went through a mid-life crisis. She had it all – a house, a husband, and a successful career. But she was not happy she was filled with grief, confusion, and panic. She went through a divorce, yet another failed love. To move on from all of these wrecking emotions she got rid of her belongings and job and undertook a yearlong journey and discovered her passion for adventure, food, spiritual things, places and she learned a lot from each place she visited.
The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
Eric Weiner is a foreign correspondent on National Public Radio. The Geography of Bliss is his humorous travel memoir. It is partly a travelogue and party a memoir on self-discovery. It takes us across the globe in search of the happiest place on earth.
The Adventures of Tintin – Hergé
Tintin consists of 24 bande dessinée albums by Georges Remi (pen name Hergé). Tintin is so popular that it had been published in over 70 languages. It is set in a hugely realistic 20th century. Young and courageous reporter and adventures Tintin who is aided by his faithful dog and friend, Snowy. Some other companions are Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thomson and Thompson, and Bianca Castafiore.