Having the time to read is one of the greatest pleasures of being on a holiday but it won’t be, if the books you packed are a let-down. So it is important you take the right books to read so you won’t be disappointed when you’re reading them while sun tanning by the beach. Here are 5 of the best books to keep you entertained while you relax. These range from love story to fiction, non-fiction to ancient, and modern except for one common thing. They all are sure to please you.
Books To Read On Travels
1. The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox
The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox is the essential companion for anyone traveling to the Mediterranean. A wonderful rich patchwork of classical history from the first Greeks to the rise of Julius Caesar. Told with great insight and a refreshing sense of humor. Even if you don’t like fancy temples and ruins, this book is still an enlightening treat.
2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger’s Time Traveler’s Wife is a knockout. A deliciously mushy love story to a ruthlessly worked-out science-fiction premise. A book about what would it be like to be married to someone who randomly traveled through time. It is a love story of a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences.
3. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy is a book about a girl – Lata who has three suitors: which one will she pick? As she considers her choice, Vikram Seth takes us on a tour of 1950’s India in the fictional city of Bramphur – its family strife, its politics, its hopes. Doctors ought to prescribe this book for depression. It’s entertaining stories and warm voice make it a perfect companion for a holiday alone, in India or elsewhere.
4. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowle
Anyone who has had an argument with their partner on a holiday will be entertained by The Sheltering Sky. There is some portentous content about the desert and the sky. But the real fun starts when the wife is kidnapped.
5. Possession: A Romance by AS Byatt
Possession: A Romance by AS Byatt is a great book which tells a double love story: between two Victorian poets and two modern day academics who study them. One of the few books ever to make scholarship sound really exciting, and it surely posses the reader.
So travelers out there, next time you are packing your suitcase, grab one of these books for a good read. If you know of other great books, feel free to share with the rest of the reading travelers out there!