Reads for Around Town

24, Jan 2020 |

A travel book must not necessarily be world renowned, it should just make you wonder and ponder in imagination

Travel books are one of the things that accompany you through your long journey. A companion to any lonely traveller. It will fight with your thoughts, it will console you in other words, it will entertain you and might bring the best out of the journey. It helps you to ignore unproductive activities while travelling. A travel book must not be world renowned, it should just make you wonder and imagine. 

Here are some of the interesting books that would accompany you through your journey. So, if you are consumed by wanderlust, let your imagination take you above the clouds and beneath the oceans inside the pages of these books. 

The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Cover of The Count of Monte Cristo

‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ a novel based on love, betrayal, jealousy and revenge. This adventure novel showcases the story of Edmond Dantes, a sailor who works on the ship Pharaon. Alexandre Dumas the author expresses that how could a love story be a love story without jealousy, betrayal and revenge in this novel. Dantes the main character gets betrayed by his so called friends, his friends couldn’t resist his progressive and prosperous life. Accused of treason, Dantes has to face and overcome some brutal obstacles including separation from love of his life.

Nineteen Eighty-four

Book Cover of Nineteen Eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-four is a novel by English author George Orwell, based on complex political ideology and their impacts on day to day life. It explains the origin of present governmental functioning system. It showcases how the political parties and their leaders brainwash the normal everyday civilians. The party propaganda trumps free speech and thought is a sobering reminder of the evils of unaccountable governments can be easily understood.

The Catcher in the Rye

Book Cover of The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D. Salinger and was published in 1951. The novel details two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, Holden searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally unstable. This novel tries to clear out the misconceptions of a teenage period.


Book Cover of 1Q84

Haruki Murakami the author has showcased the story of a young woman named Aomame in a one year span. Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She enters and realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 “Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.

Zero to One

Book Cover of Zero to One

This book is based on the concept of achieving something from nothing. The author Peter Thiel believes that it is much tougher to leap from zero to one than from one to ten. Zero to One is an inside look at Peter Thiel’s philosophy and strategy for making your startup a success by looking at the lessons he learned from founding and selling PayPal, investing in Facebook and becoming a billionaire in the process. 

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