My Favourite Five Fiction Books to Take Travelling

…whilst pushing your travel boundaries, push your literary ones too!

My Five Favourite Fiction Books

If you’ve ever been travelling you probably know that one way to survive long flights, bus trips or delays is to carry a good book.

These are just a few of my favourites, after all I love books and often read one a day if I’m on a beach day!

1. The Motorcycle Diaries – Che Guevara

One of my favourite books, short, easy to read and essential reading before any trip to South America or Cuba.

My Goodreads review

2. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury


This will make you question how you judge a people and a place, so whilst pushing your travel boundaries, push your literary ones too.

My Goodreads review

3. His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

Perfect for reading on a train to Scotland, or a hike around the highlands. Atmospheric and a fantastic sense of place.

My Goodreads review

4. The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Surprisingly witty, read it whilst sipping coffee and imagine you’re back in Ho Chi Minh.

My Goodreads Review

5. Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari

OK, I know, so it’s not fiction but oh my word, you absolutely need to read this and on your travels is the ideal time as I strongly recommend getting the audio book! Perfect for airport lounges or long flights.

My Goodreads Review

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