Summer is the perfect time to travel! I know I’ve already taken one trip this season, have another planned for this weekend, and have someone visiting me the next. This week’s blog post is centered all around the books you should read when you take a break. This post is brought you by guest author Trixie Ricablanca Angeles, Chief Blogging Officer of Books in My Baggage. Let’s get started!
Traveling is an ideal time to read, have fun, relax, and interact with other people. For those who love reading, getting the right books for the trip is one of the hardest parts.
Here are some books you can read while traveling:
1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Traveling is about happy thoughts, soul-searching, and having fun. It’s about shutting down your brain and relaxing. This can be a good time for ideas to just flow into you and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin can give you ideas on how to make your life happier. She provides simple projects that will cultivate enjoyment in your everyday living — simple joys that can surely enhance your relationship with yourself.
2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This book will keep you excited whether you are on the beach, on a road trip, in the city, or in the suburbs. Just like the movie, this book is thrilling and educational, too. As I was also comparing it with the movie, I find reading this book more exciting because of each and every detail that the author wrote as the main character was stuck with a tiger in his own boat. It provides everything the perfect summer read needs including learning lessons and adventure.
3. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This is a good choice if you are a hiker or feeling wanderlust because of its content. If you like being alone in the wilderness and you value humanity, this is a good book to read while traveling.
4. The Art of Happiness by H.H the Dalai Lama
This book will help you be a happier person while traveling. Therefore, if you are traveling to relax or do some self-reflection, The Art of Happiness will help you achieve your objective.
The last, but is definitely not the least of my favorite books to read when traveling is…
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Here are my two favorite quotes from the book:
“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. So now, I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling the now thoroughly.”
“Love is always complicated. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. It means we have tried for something.”
If you are traveling with a broken heart or if you want to pause your life, then this is the book for you. You can be sure to empathize with Elizabeth Gilbert’s personal grief. After reading this book, it can make you feel that you should make your own version of Eat, Pray, Love.
Traveling with a book in hand can be one of the best feelings in the world because you get to connect with yourself in a manner that you can not explain. Somehow, it makes you feel whole again.
Trixie Ricablanca Angeles
A Book Geek Wannabe | Chief Blogging Officer of Books in My Baggage
“I’m doing this to encourage more people to read books. Especially in our country, the Philippines. Most people are 0n social media and forget the importance of reading. So hopefully, in our own way, we can inspire them to read more.”