My Top 10 Books to Read when Travelling

Love reading? Me too! I was a voracious reader earlier but my hyperactive 4-year-old makes sure my full attention is only on her or else all hell breaks loose. But still I manage to catch a few reads during her nap times.



Being a laidback traveller I do get a lot of free time to catch up with my reading during my travels. Trust me there is nothing better in this world than to curl up on a lounge chair with a good read in a resort basking in the awesome view of the mighty mountains or a serene seaside. This is the reason my holidays are not jam-packed but relaxing and rejuvenating.

Books take us on a journey of a lifetime. We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too. It makes us see things differently and even adopt a new approach to life. It’s the best way to de-stress and stimulate the brain as well as to get motivated, inspired comforted and even challenged.

Choice of books is deeply personal. No two people ever read the same book. But here I have a list of my favorite books I read while travelling:

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  5. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  6. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J.Watson
  7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  8. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  10. The Beach by Alex Garland

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The GodFather by Mario Puzo

The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingBefore I go to Sleep by SJ Watson

The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Beach by Alex Garland

































Feel free to add your favorites to the list and if you have any suggestions or queries please comment.


About Pooja Samtani

Hi! I am Pooja. My life is an amalgamation of mundane and that of a digital nomad. The travel bug actually hit me after I completed my education and started earning. It was then I actually started experiencing places than just visiting them. Thus started a zeal to explore to satisfy my wanderlust. After marriage things just worked out better for me thanks to my equally zealous Hubby. Accompanied by our daughter who is ever ready to get out of home, we often set sails on many interesting (and sometimes crazy) family adventures with dreams to travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. Mail me at

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