Top 5 picks to read when you're on a vacation
8 June 2018

For Book-Lovers, it's all about reading, although you never need an excuse to pick up a book. From lovely weather to vacation days to long trips, the warmest season offers plenty of them. Make book your travel partner this vacation.

Here are few suggestions to get you going through your vacation:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love is the story of how Elizabeth Gilbert left behind all these outward marks of success and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature set against the backdrop of three different cultures: In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure and learned to speak Italian. Art of devotion in India. She studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence in the Indonesian island of Bali. This rapturous book is certain to touch anyone and proves that optimal experience is actually the moments in our life when we are giving our very best in pursuit of self-directed meaningful goals.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This love story is an enduring classic, exquisitely written with Austen's characteristic pen of irony. This novel shows how human emotions play a very important role in a relationship. The protagonist Elizabeth Bennet because of her preconceived opinion forms a deep-rooted dislike for Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a very rich young man. Darcy though initially hurts Elizabeth's prejudice starts to develop feelings for her. He tries very hard to suppress his feelings because of his family prejudices. The story takes a turn when one of Elizabeth's sisters elopes and Mr. Darcy becomes the savior. This book clearly shows how true love can change anything.

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in the blink of an eye - that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Malcolm Gladwell has redefined how we understand the world around us and revolutionizes the way we understand the world within us. Blink reveals that great decision makers are those who have perfected the art of thin-slicing and it also changes the way you'll understand every decision you make. Blink also teaches you to seek a higher form of success, one that very few people achieve in decision making.

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

This book is one of the very famous detective novels. This is where begins a historical partnership between Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. John Ferrier and his little girl, from the northern slope of Sierra Blanco, the only survivors of a very awful draught are saved by the Mormons on the condition that they should become one of the followers of Joseph Smith. Lucy Ferrier grows into a very beautiful girl and falls in love with Jefferson Hope, a hunter. Twenty years later, a man named Enoch J. Drebber is found motionless on the floor and there is the word 'Rache' written on the wall of his rented room. Holmes and Dr. Watson begin their adventure from here and they unravel the mystery. This is a nail-biting story which would engage the readers to the fullest.

The Beach by Alex Garland

It's a fiction which will add more excitement to your commute than The Beach. Richard is given a map promising an unknown island. He lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia and what Richard finds when he gets there is more frightening than his wildest dreams. This is a perfect book to read in the summer, with the sun beating down you'll actually feel yourself sitting by the island's lagoon on pure white sands. Alex Garland presents the book equivalent of going on a holiday you won't want to forget.

The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World by Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

This book is the definitive pictorial dedicated to travel and the world, capturing every country on the planet with photographs and atmospheric text. The book is very inviting and beautiful. It combines stunning images of many countries which captures the glimpses of local terrain, flora and fauna, cityscapes, beautiful landscapes and cultural customs. It consists of a map and statistics about every country. It also consists of entertaining and informative text featuring details of when to visit, what to see and things to do. It serves as an ultimate introduction to a world of travel and it is the essential travel reference book for every traveler. The Travel Book is a cool stuff to know about every country in the world!

So there you have it – top five books which are worth reading during vacation. Happy reading!

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