6 Good Books to Read On Your Travels

6 Good Books to Read On Your Travels


Nothing could be more arbitrary than deciding what are the best books to read while  good books to read  that telling anyone they should take Janna Gray’s Kilingiri or Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code with them on the plane borders on nervy. On the other hand, suggesting good reading is as common as suggesting where you can get the best sandwich.

The actual physical transfer for a trip is often enhanced by a good read. It instills the journey with an extra sensory push that can make the trip that much more enjoyable and memorable. So it’s not just about killing a few hours to avoid going stir crazy while waiting to reach your destination. It can be about entertaining yourself, learning and challenging your perception of the world. Whether you do that through fiction, non-fiction, historical or police procedurals, if there were a reason to reach for a good read, it’s while traveling.

So, though we take the risk of being nervy, here are a few books that won’t just pass the time during transit. They will remind you why you enjoy the written word so much in the first place.

The Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)

Has any other collection of books provided so much entertainment and inspiration? With seven volumes in its catalog, it will more than keep you busy through the longest ride. The entire world marveled at a young, naïve boy’s transformation to smart adulthood and wizardry.

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968 (Taylor Branch)

This award-winning trilogy was a life goal for the author, dutifully chronicling the history of the civil rights movement in general and the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. in specific. Non-fiction and history buffs will find these 

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