Books for Traveling – Guest Post

Book Reviews

When traveling, it’s easy to slip into endless amounts of
blank stares and boredom. One of the easiest solutions to this is to slip into
the pages of a good book. But when packing your bags for your big summer trip,
you can’t fit your whole bookshelf in your carry on, so what are the best books
to read while traveling?
The Book That Fits In Your Purse
When packing your bags, space is an essential that fills up
quickly, Especially when traveling long distances. A simple solution to your
bookworm needs is to find a book that can easily slip into your purse for easy
access. Also, the space saving it provides will give you a little more room for
other essentials, or a new book. I suggest books such as Perks of Being a
Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky.
The Book That Makes Time Fly
Traveling is a long, tedious process that makes time slow to
the speed of a tortoise. Make time fly by reading a fun book that you can’t put
down. And time flies while you’re having fun, so make it an upbeat book that
makes you happy (aka no Game of Thrones). I enjoy Rainbow Rowell when making
time fly, Eleanor and Park in particular.
The Book You Get Lost In
When there is a larger amount of chaos and people involved
in my travels, such as airports, I like to forget about it in a good book. If a
book captures your attention with it’s fascinating story, you’ll almost forget
that you’re stuck in an airport waiting area for your flight. Books I’ve read
while getting lost while traveling have been The Huger Games series and
anything by John Green.
The Book You’ve Been Wanting To Read
We all have that list of To Read books that seems to get
longer with every trip to Barnes and Noble, and life always seems to get in the
way when you try to pick up a new bestseller. But traveling is that pause from
reality where you can sit down and read the latest book from your favorite
author or that new book that your friend suggested. If you’ve been meaning to
read it, take it on your travels.
The Book You Want To Re-Read

Traveling can be a little crazy, so sometimes you want the
ability to put down the book for awhile and not lose all of the information you
just read. Thus, re-reading a book can be a nice way to travel, because it can
give you an activity to do without needing an extensive amount of attention. I
recently re-read The Great Gatsby while traveling, which was nice because I
kept falling asleep and I didn’t forget the whole plot by shutting my eyes for
ten minutes.

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • I always, always, always bring a book with me in the car.

  • All fantastic suggestions!! I personally never purchase a purse that cannot fit a paperback inside.

  • Ditto! If I can't fit a book in the purse, than I'm not buying it!

  • I normally get car sick, so I sadly can't read books in the car! Sometimes I get books on tape though, those are always a good way to pass car trips for me!

  • I never thought about re-reading a book while traveling but it's a great idea! I also keep falling asleep or just getting distracted at planes so sometimes it's difficult to get into the story. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • Picking a short book, or a comic, to read on the plane can sometimes be better than reading something long and involved!