It is always an excellent idea to bring along a book on a long road trip. It is the perfect time to fully immerse yourself in a new story without distractions from your home or job. Therefore, we have prepared a list of travel-themed books that scream wanderlust. Put headphones on with your go-to campfire playlist (this is ours!) and happy reading. Whether you are seeking some entertainment on the road or enjoy reading a novel while sunbathing, we are sure you will love one of the books on this list.
Best Travel-Inspired Books To Read On Your RV Road Trip
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This award-winning memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert will have you ready to pack your bags and head on a solo trip around the world. It chronicles her year-long adventure to Italy, India, and Bali following a heartbreaking divorce and struggles with depression. Gilbert’s purpose in sharing this story was to explain her journey to self-discovery. As a quick disclaimer, there are definitely some cringe-worthy moments in this novel. Still, Gilbert’s witty writing balances those parts out, allowing it to remain enjoyable to the reader.
Paper Towns by John Green
John Green is a well-known young adult novelist who features quirky characters, life lessons, and unexpected plot twists in his stories. Paper Towns is no exception to this trope. It showcases how a teenage boy, Quentin Jacobsen, navigates life, love, and mysteries surrounding each as his senior year of high school comes to a close. It is a beautiful coming-of-age novel full of romantic scenes and memorable quotes.
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
What can ruin a road trip more than bumping into an ex? Well, Beth O’ Leary explains just that in her romance novel The Road Trip. It follows the story of two sisters ready for a road trip to a wedding. Unfortunately, the duo is interrupted by a car accident caused by none other than the protagonist’s ex-boyfriend, who then joins them on their ride. It is a cute love story and an easy read while you are on your own RV road trip!
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country In The World by Roz Hopkins
If you are experiencing wanderlust, you must read this stellar novel by Roz Hopkins. It highlights every country in the world, which is rather hard to find in travel-themed books. Hopkins and his team used creative imagery and well-written descriptions that genuinely transport you to the places on the page. The novel is engaging, fascinating, and straightforward to read. It also makes for an excellent coffee table book to keep in your living room or trailer!
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed showcases her solo trip along the Pacific Crest Trail, a two thousand six hundred and fifty-mile trail across North America. Honestly, Strayed was not well-prepared for such a challenging hiking trip yet keeps the audience rooting for her along the way, even when she makes a few dangerous mistakes. It has a similar vibe and theme of self-discovery to Gilbert’s novel Eat, Pray, Love. Overall, the novel is an exciting read focusing on a young woman’s adventures during her late twenties.
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