Your Ultimate Road Trip…
September 18, 2020
Your upcoming travel plans may have been scrapped by stay-at-home recommendations, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t let your mind wander to far-off places! From travels across the United States to a motorcycle ride through South America, these books will take you on journeys through fascinating destinations from the comfort of your own home:
On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, details his travels with friends as they move across America. The novel is heavily steeped in the jazz and poetry culture of the time and is considered the defining work of the Beat Generation. Kerouac recounts the travels of Sal Paradise, who heads west from New York in the 1940’s … looking forward to see the world and eager to become a better person.
In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson, chronicles his adventure-filled trip across Australia … from Sydney to Perth. Bryson, the world’s funniest travel writer, tells of his train rides and road trips through the Outback and other humorous stories of the people, places, and peculiar wildlife that he encountered throughout the country.
Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck, presents the story of the author as he sets out to rediscover the country that he had been writing about for many years. With his faithful elderly poodle, Charley, he travels across the United States from the tip of Maine to the Monterey area of California. Steinbeck records his experiences and personal reflections as he travels on the trip of a lifetime.
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey, by Ernesto “Che” Guevara, is the author’s memoir of his epic trip through South America. Guevara documents events that have fueled his desire for social reform … and may have contributed to his eventual transformation into a Marxist revolutionary.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert, traces the author’s decision, after a failed marriage and divorce, to undertake a journey to three places … to restore spirituality and a sense of peace to her life.
Deciding what to read next? Check out either “Good Reads” at http://www.goodreads.com or NoveList Plus from our research databases at www. live-brary.com.