Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Awesome Travel Books

Every Tuesday, The Broke & the Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday. Technically, this week’s post is supposed to be all about beach literature or summer reads.

However, I’m not a beach bum and probably into more heavy-duty stuff than Sun, Sea & Romance chick lit. So I decided to post my Top 10 Travel Books instead. It’s still summer holiday related, right?

If you’ve never read a travel book before you have missed out! But if you’d like to try some, I recommend the following: For lighter, witty yet authentic accounts I’d start with Bill Bryson. Then move on to Paul Theroux for some of the best (and vivid) armchair travelling you’ll ever do. And then pick your way around the world. After all, travel reading is just as addictive as actually travelling.

Here’s my Top 10 of Awesome Travel Books (in no particular order):

1.) On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2.) Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

3.) The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

4.) Road Fever by Tim Cahill

5.) A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

6.) Serengeti shall not die by Dr. Bernhard Grzimek & Michael Grzimek

7.) Die Welt im Notizbuch (engl. Lapidarium II & III) by Ryszard Kapuściński

8.) McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

9.) In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

10.) A Field Guide to getting lost by Rebecca Solnit







2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Awesome Travel Books”

  1. I’ve only read On The Road, and I did so while traveling. I’ve got two Bill Bryson books on my shelf I’ve never read, though, so that needs to happen too!


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