When we get bored with the same surrounding, same people, and the same routine we get out and travel to get inspired by the new experiences of the journey. The same way we read books which enrich us with a writer’s journey of a lifetime. Somehow reading and travelling complement each other because both provide a window to a new world. Believe me!! Books are the best friends, even while you are  travelling. Here we are, providing you with the list of the best novels that one should read while travelling. These books are based on the journey of life and will explain how simple travelling turns into the trip of a lifetime. So, next time while you are packing, don’t forget to keep these books in your backpacks.

1The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a book by Paulo Coelho, was originally published in Portuguese in the year 1988. This book was such an inspiration for its reader that the impact of it got it translated into 56 different languages. This book is about the journey of a Shepherd boy who decides to travel to find out the meaning of his recurring dream.

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Famous Quote

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

2Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert. It chronicles her trip to Italy, India, and Indonesia after her divorce. Elizabeth was not happy in her married life, initiated a divorce and decided to travel in search of her true self. She visits Italy, India, and Indonesia and finally finds her love. This memoir inspires us to reinvent ourselves. This novel was a huge success and remained on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 187 weeks.

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Famous Quote

The Bhagavad Gita- that ancient Indian Yogic text- says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.

3On the Road

On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac based on road trips, carefree attitude, and a strong desire to explore. The two most important character Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity took on a journey through America. In the year 2012, Walter Salles directed a movie titled ‘On the Road’ in this book.

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Famous Quote

Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree.

4The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was published in the year 2003. This book is based on the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The story is about Amir, a young boy of Afghanistan and his friend Hazara, who is the son of his father’s slave. In 1979 during the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, his father flees to Pakistan and finally to Fremont California. After fifteen years of his marriage, he learns that Hazara is his half-brother is living in the cruel situation under the Taliban rule.

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Famous Quote

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…

5Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a non-fiction book written by John Krakauer. The book is inspired from Christopher McCandless 113 days long stint in the wilderness in Alaska. This book is based on the theme of wilderness and addresses the issue of conflict of an individual finding its place in society.

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Famous Quote

It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.

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