They're predicting rain for this weekend (at least in our house) so we thought it was the perfect time to offer you a list of books that make you travel. How about a plaid, hot tea and a story that will make you travel?
We wanted to share this with you today so that you have time to organize your cocooning moment and to go get or order the book that will make you travel from the bookstore nearest you and thus have time to do without Amazon.
Books that make you travel
Let's go, we'll take you on a journey by flipping through the pages (always in alphabetical order):
Heimaey - Ian Manook / Iceland
Jacques Soulniz invites his daughter, Rebecca, to Iceland to make her discover this country that he himself visited 40 years ago and also to reconnect with her. As soon as they arrive at the airport, strange things happen around them, including Rebecca's disappearance. Impossible for Jacques not to make the connection with what he lived during his first stay here.
It's high time to turn the stars back on - Virginie Grimaldi / Denmark - Norway - Sweden - Finland
Anna is a single mother who has let herself be overwhelmed by life's worries to the point where she doesn't realize how bad her daughters are. When she realizes this, she takes the crazy decision to leave with her in a camper van to discover Scandinavia.
The Lady of the Nile - Pauline Gedge / Egypt
The Lady of the Nile did exist. She was Hashepsut, the only woman to become Pharaoh. This book tells the extraordinary destiny of this woman who ruled Egypt 16 centuries before Cleopatra. More than a historical novel, it is also an opportunity to discover this beautiful country.
The fabulous destiny of a cow who didn't want to end up as a minced steak - David Safier / USA - India
This is the story of Lolle, a German dairy cow, who leads a peaceful life in her field in Germany... until she learns that her owner has just sold the herd to pay off his debts. She decides to move with her friends to a place where cows are sacred: India.
Around the world in 80 days - Jules Verne
After reading an article, Phileas Fogg learns that it is now possible, thanks to the opening of a new railway line, to go around the world in 80 days. After heated discussions with his colleagues about the possibility or not of achieving such a feat, he bets half of his fortune with them on the success of this tour of the world in the allotted time.
Around the world in 72 days - Nellie Bly
Nelly Bly, a journalist at the New York World, proposed to her editor in 1890 to embark on a round-the-world trip in an attempt to beat Phileas Fogg's fictional record. She leaves with a single small bag to carry out her greatest adventure and complete it in 72 days.
Around the world by hitchhiking - Ludovic Hubler
Freshly graduated from the business school of Strasbourg, Ludovic Hubler decides to break the codes and to discover the world only by hitchhiking. His adventure will last 5 years and he will meet many people, as rich as varied. He will even have the chance to meet the Dalaï Lama.
The man who wanted to be happy - Laurent Gounelle / Bali
At the end of his stay in Bali, the narrator will visit a famous sage who will make a precise diagnosis: he is in good health but is not happy. During the various exchanges they will have, he will give him ways to find happiness.
On the Road - Jack Kerouac / USA
This novel is much more than a road trip through the United States. It is the reflection of the Beat Generation. This movement symbolizes freedom and wishes to shake up the codes by questioning the bourgeois values and the race for money at any price.
Wild - Cheryl Strayed / USA
Between a drug addict past, a complicated divorce and the mourning of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has trouble keeping her head above water. To get out of it, she decides to leave everything behind and start a 1700 km hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
For those who would like to follow in the footsteps of these heroes, I have again put links to the pages of the responsible hotels in the countries they visited.
And you, what are the books that make you travel ?
Seper Hero by Marine Barnérias
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I confess that I lived by Pablo Neruda