Those who don’t travel read only a page – St Augustine
I’ve blogged before about wanting to read more books around the subject of travel. I think reading helps to disconnect from the world, especially with staring at phone and TV screens all the time, so I tend to use it as a form of escapism.
In 2016 I decided to start collecting travel novels and reading new ones as often as possible. I blogged about it originally here.
Well since then I’ve gathered quite a collection. Here are some of the books i’ve collected:
Now I’ve not read all of them because i’m quite a slow reader and quite frankly there just isn’t enough time in the world! But I love to read about other peoples travel experiences and i’ve really enjoyed the few I have read so far. I’ve actually blogged about two of them previously so you can read about them here if you want some recommendations:
I also highly recommend Just a little run around the world by Rosie Swale Pope although seem to have misplaced my review on that one!
And just now i’m reading my latest addition to the collection – Men on The Menu by Bambi Smyth. This is about a woman travelling the world dating a man in each country from A-Z! On the dates she experiences the cuisine on offer and then compares the dates to the food of the country. It’s rather random but an enjoyable read in my opinion so far.
Have you ever seen a ‘little library’ whilst on your travels? I first saw this in Door Country, Wisconsin. What a great idea! How it works is you take a book and you leave a book. I think they’re really cute and I just recently saw one outside the bus station on my travels in Bratislava. This is what they normally look like:
If you have read a good travel novel please let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out! 🙂