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Books for Backpacker: Find the best books for travellers! - TOP 30

You are looking for novels and other books all about “backpacking”? If so, you are exactly right here. We have listed the best books concerning that subject for you. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody who loves travelling as much as we do.

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The Beach

Image Of Book Cover The Beach From Autor Alex Garland Category Backpacking
Author:

Alex Garland

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
448
Better-Go-Now description:
"A lot of young backpackers search for adventures far off the beaten track. Among them young Richard from England. He discovers a wonderful beach in Thailand which looks truly outstanding. Together with some other people Richard takes a trip to the remote island. For them it is paradise. Until life shows them the other side of the coin... Action!"
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Travel, Thailand, Adventure, Sex, Drama, Backpacking

A Fortune-Teller Told Me

Image Of Book Cover A Fortune Teller Told Me From Autor Tiziano Terzani Category Travel
Author:

Tiziano Terzani

Genre:
Novel, Autobiography
Pages:
384
Better-Go-Now description:
"What would you do if a fortune-teller tells you not to fly on a plane for a whole year?! Well, we would definitely decide not to fly! Neither does Tiziano Terzani. Instead of flying he chooses to go by train, bus and by foot. Due to fortunate circumstances he wrote this fascinating book. Lucky us! We get some detailed insights into the beautiful Asian culture. Sometimes, traveling slowly can be damn sure more fulfilling."
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Autobiography, Travel, Fortune-Teller, Plane Crash, Culture, Asia, Backpacking

Wild – From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Image Of Book Cover Wild From Autor Cheryl Strayed Category Backpacking
Author:

Cheryl Strayed

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
315
Better-Go-Now description:
"The life of the 26-year-old Cheryl is filled with drugs and sex with strange men. As her mother died when she was young and because of a broken marriage, Cheryl tries to fight the pain in her life. Until she comes to the point where she realizes that she can not go on like this. One day she gets a travel guide for the "Pacific Crest Trail" and she decides to start the trip of her life. On her journey she encounters plenty of challenges and surprises..."
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Autobiography, Drugs, Sex, Life, Pain, Decision, Journey, Backpacking

Planet Walker

Image Of Book Cover Planet Walker From Autor John Francis Category Backpacking
Author:

John Francis Ph.D.

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
288
Better-Go-Now description:
"John Francis tries to save oil-soaked birds and to restore blackened beaches. But he is still frustrated because this work can never be finished. So he decides to go on a journey without using motorized transportation. This brings him onto the road, for 17 years on two continents. It started with a silent protest in the early 1970s and became a remarkable and well-known book. On the road he earn his college degree, meets a lot of interesting people and he learns to be a part of the Earth. An amazing human interest autobiography..."
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Frustration, Helplessness, Silence, Humanity, Experience, Life, Backpacking

Our World Tour – A Photographic Journey Around the Earth

Image Of Book Cover Our World Tour From Autor Mario Dirks Category Travel
Author:

Mario Dirks

Genre:
Illustrated Book
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Our world is a paradise. Mario Dirks was so kind to collect the most stunning places in book form full of photographs. A collection of breathtaking sights and shots of humans and animals in the beauty of nature. It is a homage to Mother Earth which can hardly be toped."
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Human, Nature, Animal, Sight, Mother Earth

Travel, Sex & Train Wrecks

Image Of Book Cover Travel, Sex and Train Wrecks From Autor Julie Morey Category BackpackingImage Of Book Cover From Autor Category Travel
Author:

Julie Morey

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
132
Better-Go-Now description:
"The good Christian woman Julie is married for 10 years to a man she deeply loves. But his alcoholism destroys their marriage. She then decides to go on a journey in exotic South East Asia. There she does things she shouldn't do being accompanied solely by her backpack and a broken heart. Dancing at the Full Moon Party, crashing a scooter, eating "happy" food, kissing various men, breaking into monuments or couchsurfing through India. Then she takes part in a ten day silent meditation... True story!"
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Life, Party, Dreams, Meditation, Love, Backpacking

Left Beyond the Horizon

Image Of Movie Cover Left Beyond The Horizon Category Travel
Author:

Christopher Many

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
310
Better-Go-Now description:
"Some would call him a vagabond, others would describe him as an adventurer. Christopher Many would describe himself as a traveling philosopher. One day he decides to get into his Land Rover and drives away. Eight years later he summarizes his journey in this book. A journey into the big world and in the end to himself."
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Land Rover, Round-the-world-trip, Adventure, Self-discovery, Life

Swimming at Night

Image Of Book Cover Swimming At Night From Autor Lucy Clarke Category Backpacking
Author:

Lucy Clarke

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
416
Better-Go-Now description:
"Two sisters who could not be more different. Katie has a disciplined middle-class life while Mia has learned how to live her life to the fullest. But they do love and appreciate each other. Until Katie comes to know that Mia has died. All that remains is her diary. Katie packs her bag and follows the stories of Mia's diary. She travels to places her sister had visited before. There she finds out things she would have never thought to be possible..."
Tags:   

Travel Diary, Secret, Drama, Bali, Love, Journey, Sense of Life, Backpacking

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Image Of Book Cover Hector And The Search For Happiness From Autor Francois Lelord Category Travel
Author:

François Lelord

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
192
Better-Go-Now description:
"Hector has a good job. He likes to listen to his patients and they love him as their psychiatrist. One day he has the feeling that something is missing. He feels that people are not truly happy, not even when their mental state is getting better. This in turn makes him unhappy. So he decides to go out into the big wide world to search for happiness. An adventure around the world to find himself in the end..."
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Self-Discovery, Search, Happiness, Adventure, Travel, Thoughts, Backpacking

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Image Of Book Cover The Unlikely Pilgramage Of Harold Fry From Autor Rachel Joyce Category Travel
Author:

Rachel Joyce

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
384
Better-Go-Now description:
"He just wants to take a letter for a dying friend to the post office. Something inside of him lets him walk past the office. Far beyond the city. Until he decides to deliver the letter personally. Harold Frey starts his journey without planning it. Only with the letter in his hand, his sailing shoes and a strong will. A book for those who want discover something new in life or just to broaden their horizon."
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Incredible Journey, Sailing Shoes, Courage, Will, Life, Sense of Life

A Year of Living Prayerfully

Image Of Book Cover A Year Of Living Prayerfully From Autor Jared Brock Category Backpacking
Author:

Jared Brock

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"The prayer Jared Brock thinks that something is missing in his life. Therefore he decides to go on a yearlong journey to rediscover the power of prayer... and to eat delicious meals. On that 37,000-mile-trip he is having a blast. He dances with jews, burns his clothes and attempts fire walking. Funny and at the same time plenty of food for thought..."
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Prayer, Food, Journey, Adventure, Power, Curiosity, Backpacking

The Carer

Image Of Book Cover The Carer From Autor Scott Nelson Category Drama
Author:

Scott Nelson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
106
Better-Go-Now description:
"Malcolm McDonald reaches the limit of his credit card in San Francisco. Therefore he returns to London without a home, without having any friends and on top of that unemployed. In a typical British winter it looks like he has run out of options. But then Malcolm decides to work as a housekeeper for Florence Days, an 80-year-old woman who speaks with her wallpapers and waits for her husband who always comes too late for dinner. The Carer shows how insane the world can get if somebody is sane for too long..."
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Homeless, Out of options, Sadness, Friends, Life


 
 

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