The Big List of Travel Books

This is an attempt by the SlowRover team to create the biggest ever ‘user suggested’ list of “Books you should read while Travelling”.

We are giving you a chance to feature on this post by suggesting additions to this list in form of comments or e-mail them to us at: theslowrover@gmail.com .

You can also tweet your suggestions here.

Let’s see how many books the internet community can suggest!

Here’s the List (in no particular order) :

1. ON THE ROAD BY JACK KEROUAC

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Considered to be one of the best travel books of all times, ‘On the Road’ is a perfect way to make your holidays even better. Based on the author’s travels across America, the book provides tantalising material to delight the traveller in you.

2. A WALK IN THE WOODS BY BILL BRYSON

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My personal favourite! Bill Bryson is probably the best author of his generation and this one is his masterpiece. Written in a comic style, Bryson describes his adventures on the great American Appalachian Trail. His writing style is absolutely lovable.

3. INTO THE WILD BY JOHN KRAKAUER

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I don’t say this for a lot of books but this book certainly changed my life. It dwells on an inspirational story of Christopher McCandless, a person who left all his worldly relations to live in Alaska. The writer questions our own existence through this real life story. Interestingly, this book was adapted into a movie by Sean Penn in 2007. That’s worth a watch too!

4. THE CITY OF DJINNS BY WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

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In Mr.Dalrymple we trust ! One of the most honest writers of all times, William Dalrymple has managed to capture the soul of New Delhi in this book. Unimaginable amounts of research added to his gift of storytelling has produced a book that will be remembered for generations to come. A must read!

5. THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR BY PAUL THEROUX

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Considered to be his finest work, The Great Railway Bazaar is a travelogue recounting a four month long journey through Europe, Middle-East and Asia. Featuring the likes of the Trans Siberian Railway and Indian Grand Railways, this book is sure to provide readers with some palpable moments.

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4 thoughts on “The Big List of Travel Books

  1. Never read Theroux’s work, but I’ve been meaning to for a while. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful suggestions! If you’re ever interested in some other awesome book reviews and literary musings, be sure to follow! Thanks!!!

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  2. I would highly recommend 2 books for Cambodia – First, They Killed My Father and Lucky Child – both written by Loung Ung. Happy reading although both are quite sad of course. Cheryl

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