Best Books for a Road Trip

One of the best things about embarking on a road trip is having plenty of time to read. Instead of being on your phone all the time, why not read an excellent book to help you relax and detox from social media while you’re on the road, right? That is why in this article, we are going to list down the best books to read while you’re on a road trip.

  • Into the Wild – This book is all about exploring the outer limits of ourselves, seeking enlightenment through isolation, and withdrawing from civilization. Jon Krakauer writes it, and it tells about the story of Chris McCandless, a guy who went into the Alaskan wilderness and was found dead several months later. This is definitely a good and exciting read. 
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy  – This is fun book is written by Douglas Adams, and it tells the journey of two guys named Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent as they went into space as the Earth is destroyed. Trust us, even the names of the characters of this book will make you laugh once you try and pronounce them. That is why if you want to keep your mood light and want to have a good laugh while you’re traveling, make sure you got this book with you. 
  • Ten Years a Nomad – Matthew Kepnes write this book, and you should read this book if you are curious about what it’s like to be a nomad. This book will give you the perspective of being one of the most successful bloggers and walking barefoot on a beach in Thailand. Ten Years A Nomad will provide you with a philosophical look at the questions of why we travel, which is why it is definitely a good read while you’re on the road.
  • Girls Who Travel – Written by Nicole Trilivas, Girls Who Travel answers the question of why most women want to experience the world. The book tells the story of how great adventures can happen even if you do not travel far.
  • Wild – Written by Cheryl Strayed, this warm, humorous, and stylish book tells the adventures of a woman as she decides to go hiking for a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all by herself. This book is one of the best books you can read while you’re on the road. 
  • All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr writes this book, and it tells us the story of the lives of a German boy and a blind French girl who met each other during the occupation of France in World War II. This is a touchy and moving novel that tells us being kind to one another is not that hard to do. 
  • The Happiness Project – Written by Gretchen Rubin, this book will let you realize that even the most modest changes can have a significant impact on your life. The Happiness Project tells the story of what makes a person happy during a year-long transformation. 
  • The Last Train to Istanbul – Ayse Kulin wrote this book, and it tells the story of a young Jewish man and young Turkish woman that moved to Paris to marry and start a new life during the Nazis’ period. They will discover that nothing in the world can break the love and bond of a family. 
  • The Innocents Abroad – Written by Mark Twain, this classic book will take you on a journey of an American who travels abroad for the first time. He went to Paris, Venice, and Bethlehem. 
  • On the Road – This book was written by Jack Herovac. Since its initial publication about fifty years ago, this book has served as an inspiration for many generations of travelers. On The Road is a classic novel that’s about two friends who are longing for freedom and liberty as they travel cross-country while searching for authentic experiences. This is definitely one of the best books to read while you’re on the road.
  • The Kite Runner – This book sold seven million copies in the United States alone and it surely needs to be included in your list of books to read while you’re on a road trip. The Kite Runner tells the story of two inseparable boys named Hassan and Amir who grew up together in Kabul, Afghanistan. The story covers a period of destruction and change while focusing on an unlikely friendship. 
  • The Beach – written by Alex Garland, this book’s plot is set in Thailand and it tells the story of a young backpacker name Richard. This is one of the best books that you can read while you’re on your way to your adventure and it makes you desire traveling to more unknown destinations and escape reality even just for a little while.