Going on a road trip is a great way to de-stress and take your mind off of things. And if you are a bookworm, it is the best time to enjoy a nice long book to read. If you don’t know how to finance the car for the road trip, you should check out these title loans from Hollywood. Without any further worries you can now enjoy the following books, which will surely keep you entertained as you go on a road trip.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien
If you are in for a long road trip, what else could match it but JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tolkien wrote the trilogy in a span of 12 years, from 1937 to 1949, and was published from 1954 to 1955. It has sold 150 million copies, after several reprints, and is available in over 30 languages. It is a great road trip companion as you join the company of the hobbits, men, a dwarf warrior, an Elven prince, and a wizard on their way to destroy the one thing that would give ultimate power to Dark Lord Sauron.
The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane
Nature writer Robert MacFarlane writes about his journey through the wild places in Britain and Ireland. Published by Penguin Books in 2007, he weaves places he visits with stories about history, the landscape, and his own memories. He explores islands, moors, valleys, and the like. As he reflects about life and the world, you can do the same as you embark on your own road trip journey.
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain was published in 1924, in German, then in 1927, in English. His work on the book started in 1912 but was delayed and deferred because of the outbreak of World War 1. The war led him to re-evaluate the European bourgeois, the destructiveness behind the civility. As you embark on your journey, reading this book may help you rethink issues related to life and death, illness, health, and sexuality.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
American writer Elizabeth Gilbert documented her own journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia to find herself and build her life again after going through a midlife crisis. She tried to rebuild her life by spending 4 months in Rome, learning Italian, enjoying life and food. She moved on to India and stayed there for another 4 months to focus on her spirituality. She capped her journey in Bali, where she understood how to balance enjoying life and spirituality, and found love.
Mosquitoland by David Malone
David Malone’s debut novel, Mosquitoland, is about 16-year-old runaway Mim Malone’s journey to see her sick mother. Mim Malone did not want to believe her father and stepmother about her mom so she steals some cash and runs away to Cleveland. As she travels to Cleveland on board a Greyhound bus, she sits alone and notices and observes her co-passengers and has an internal monologue about them. After completing her journey to Cleveland, which threw her a curveball, her approach to fellow passengers changed from aloof to warm.