With the financial situation the world is currently in – due to the pandemic and all – most of us won’t be going anywhere soon, and it looks like that we will have to satisfy our wanderlust through other means. And that is where the travel books come in. One of the best things about books is that they can transport us to places that we want to go, and all from the comfort of our homes. Books can take you to places that you have gone before and may want to revisit in your mind.
We know that waiting out for the pandemic situation to die down will take a long time, so, what to do to escape this situation?
Fret not – we have gathered for you some of the best travel books that you can read to satisfy your boredom, all the while taking you to some of the most picturesque destinations. Right from France to Trinidad and Tobago, there are a lot of cities and countries that you can visit or even revisit, for that matter! Among all, there are the books that create the love to travel, go through the list, and you will for sure find the book for your taste we well.
Love after Love
Penned by Ingrid Persaud, the book has won the BBC national short story award.
A debut novel by the author, this book is told in the Trinidadian dialect and shows us the relationship between a mother and her son. Add to that a mysterious lodger and some juicy secrets – this is a book that will put you on the edge of your seat with each chapter!
The Sapphire Widow
With a backdrop as Sri Lanka, this novel is authored by Dinah Jefferies and is a Sunday Times bestseller. The book features a widow, Louisa who is left behind to solve the mystery of how and why her husband died suddenly.
This book is a sensual treat – the sights, smells, and the atmosphere of Sri Lanka has been portrayed quite beautifully in this book.
Written by Rachel Cusk, this novel tells the story of a novelist who heads off to Greece to teach a writing course amid summer (see Goodreads)
The conversations that the novelist has with the locals and how she came to know the city and in the midst of all this, she also gets to know herself better – this book portrays the above with the sharp observations of the street life, restaurants and how finding the secret idealistic swimming places can make your day much better from an average one!
City of Girls
Set in New York in the 1940s, this book is chock full of glamour – and rightly so, for it features some of the most vibrant and vivid descriptions of nightlife in the city. Written by Elizabeth Gilbert, this book in a very short time has become the Sunday Times bestseller. The novel tells the story of Vivian, who at 19 was shipped to New York by her parents to live with her aunt. There, she becomes friends with a gang of showgirls, and the rest – as they say – is history.
Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure
With this book, be ready to get transported to Lansquenet. Located in rural France, the setting for this novel is the same as that of the first bestseller, Chocolat.
That’s right – Chocolat was the first bestselling novel of the novelist, Vianne Rocher, and this book ‘Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure’ revisits the settings and the characters from the first novel.
This novel tackles the subject of religious intolerance, and add to that, the vivid descriptions of rural France – this book is truly a bewitching masterpiece.
You may also want to try these Hiking and bushwalking books for some inspiration.