Books to get you through your travel lull

Sometimes you can’t catch a flight, so the next best thing is to let yourself be transported by words. These adventurous books will take your mind to places around the world you wish you could be.

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Where it will take you: On a road trip across America

Road trip across the States with Leila, in this book, whose only goal is to see the northern lights. She meets many people along the way and learns a little more about herself with each encounter. This is the perfect book if you’re looking for a fun, easy summertime read.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Where it will take you: Pacific Crest Trail

Perfect for the adventurous soul, this book follows the author as she embarks on taking on the Pacific Coast Trail. Hike with her through the desert and mountains as she experiences hardships as well as beautiful sights. A great read for anyone who enjoys hiking, backpacking or the outdoors.

The 100 Year Miracle by Ashley Ream

Where it will take you: Washington State

In this book, travel to the coast of Washington where you will see the miracle that only happens once every 100 years: a glowing bay full of bioluminescent creatures. Fitting for readers who love a little science mixed in with their travel reading, the scientist characters attempt to study these creatures before they disappear again. Little do they know, these creatures might have qualities beyond their wildest dreams.

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner

Where it will take you: Castellamare, Italy

Journey over the span of 100 years with a family on a tiny island near Sicily in this novel. This book follows the ups and downs of the Esposito family who own a local tavern on the island. While some family members may leave the island, they always come back. There is just something about that island…

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Where it will take you: An imaginary jungle

A team of women scientists (yay feminism!) are assembled to travel to Area X to learn more about a section of forest that keeps adapting. As they venture out, soon they realize they were not the first people to go to this area, except no one else has come back. What is in this dense jungle they found themselves in?

What books do you read to fill your travel lull? Let us know in the comments!

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