I believe that some days the best way to travel is through the pages of a good book.
Top Reads for a Great Adventure
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed – Hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Walk through 1,100 miles of one woman’s journey to find herself as she braves the wilderness. I highly recommend reading this book before seeing the film adaptation in theaters–I could not put it down!
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien – Travel there and back again. Trek alongside Bilbo Baggins and the dwarfs on their quest to kill the great dragon. For those who love fantasy adventures, you must read the one that started them all.
- The Lord of the Rings Series by J. R. R. Tolkien – Journey through Middle Earth. Join the free peoples on a quest to destroy the one ring and save their world from darkness. Continue from the Hobbit, to read the riveting conclusion to the third age of Middle Earth.
- The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling – Soar into the Wizarding World. Explore this amazing world alongside Harry and his friends while fighting the darkest of evils in the battle of a lifetime. These books are hands-down my absolute favorites!
- The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins – Revolt against the capitol. Fight with Katniss and Peeta to survive the dystopian society of Panem and free the twelve districts from a reign of tyranny. This is the only series thus far that has been able to provide temporary relief from my Harry Potter hangover–that is saying a lot!
- Shadow Mountain by Renée Askins – Connect with the wild. Fall in love with sweet wolf cub, Natasha, and join Renée on her mission to bring wolves back to Yellowstone National Park. If you’ve read and enjoyed Wild, this is another great book to add to your list.
- Where did you do Bernadette by Maria Semple – Voyage to Antarctica. Laugh and wonder at the curious lives of Bee and Bernadette Fox, an agoraphobic mother and adventurous daughter who have very different ideas about their planned trip to Antarctica. This book had me laughing out loud and daydreaming about an escape to the South Pole.
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – Experience the darker side of Mount Everest. Climb the world’s tallest mountain with Jon Krakauer and fellow mountaineers through the disastrous storm of May 1996. This is a very moving read about the struggle to survive against the power of mother nature.
This really has me in the mood to pick up another great adventure! I am always on the hunt, do you have any suggestions on another good book to snuggle up with? Let me know in the comments below!
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