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7 books that will take you on an adventure from the comfort of your home.

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During this lockdown, we don’t really have the option to go out on a walk or chill for a while. It gets really boring sitting at home all day doing nothing. Watching Netflix all day made my eyes sore and so I developed a new and amazing habit. I started reading books! And the books that I’m going to list below are literally going to take you in a literary adventure. So, here we go!

• Love with a Chance of Drowning.

Torre DeRoche’s Love with a chance of drowning is by far my most favorite book. If you love to travel and like to read romance novels, this is just the book for you. The plot revolves around Torre, the author, who forms an instant connection with an Argentinian man who’s all set to leave for a voyage around the world. Not wanting to miss out on something that might be the love of her life, she leaves everything behind and joins him on the adventure. This book has just the right amount of spontaneity, poignancy, and humor to keep you hooked until the last page.

• Eat Pray Love

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love is a rom-com along with adventure. The plot is based upon how a woman leaves on a spiritual journey to find herself, after ending her marriage. Follow her deeply personal experiences as she travels to Italy to explore food, India for spirituality, and Indonesia to find her true love.

• Shantaram

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is underrated. The book is about an Australian convict, Lin, who escapes maximum security prison and flees to India, beautifully captures the energy and spirit of Mumbai. Follow Lin, and his trustworthy right-hand man Prabaker, as they enter the belly of Mumbai’s slums and mafia.

• Finding Gobi

If you are as fond of animals as I am, you’re going to love Dion Leonard’s Finding Gobi. Dion, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, stumbles upon the Gobi, a tiny pup who makes up for her size and her incredible spirit. The Gobi then accompanied Dion for 80 miles of the journey and manages to touch him with her courage and determination.

• The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is very famous. It’s a beautiful philosophical story of an Andalusian shepherd, who, after meeting a gypsy, sets off on an adventure to meet the Alchemist who will guide him to a treasure.

• Holy Cow!

Sarah MacDonald’s Holy Cow! It is an international bestseller. When Sarah backpacks India during her younger days – the heat, the poverty, and pollution made her vow to never visit that country ever again. However, things take a drastic turn when the lover of her life gets posted in India. She has no choice but to return to the place she dreaded the most. The book captures her love-hate relationship with the country, and how she finally manages to understand and accept this country.

• 1,000 Places to see before you die

Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 places to see before you die is a must-read. The most important part of any travel is picking the destination, and this book has detailed descriptions of some of the most beautiful places on the planet, with information you will need to help you decide your travel destination.

Happy reading!