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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.

“Only by getting in touch with books one does discover their own wings!”

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Half Way to Hawaii

Image Of Book Cover Half Way To Hawaii From Autor Torben Sonntag Category Backpacking
Author:

Torben Sonntag

Genre:
Thriller
Pages:
330
Better-Go-Now description:
"Stefan and Jörn have been friends for many years. When they plan a windsurfing trip they have no idea how badly this will end for them. After a party they get robbed and almost brutally injured. When Stefan regains consciousness Jörn has disappeared. The police does not take the situation too seriously so Stefan decides to look for his friend on his own. He gets kidnapped. A wild chase begins..."
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Adventure, Travel, Hawaii, Hunt, 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

Drop City

Image Of Book Cover Drop City From Autor T.C. Boyle Category Travel
Author:

T.C. Boyle

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
512
Better-Go-Now description:
"The year 1970. Approximately 60 weed smoking and a lot of sex having hippies live on a piece of land in peace with nature. Only the neighbors, the police and the tourists who come to see the „Freakshow“ disturb the idyll. One day they decide to move from California to Alaska to establish a new life in harmony with the wilderness. An exciting journey begins. T. C. Boyle describes the life of the hippie commune so colorful and detailed that you get the feeling to be right there in the centre of the happening."
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Drugs, Sex, Hippies, Travel, Commune, Alaska

The Art of Travel

Image Of Book Cover The Art Of Travel From Autor Alain De Botton Category Travel
Author:

Alain de Botton

Genre:
Philosophical Novel, Guidebook
Pages:
272
Better-Go-Now description:
"Why are we always on the road again? Why do we love going to unknown places when it's beautiful at home too? Is it the pursuit of happiness? In his unusual travel guide Alain de Botton has got some answers to these questions. You won't find the places he describes on a map. They are in each of us. A beautiful novel which will teach you to travel with your heart."
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Wanderlust, Art of Travel, Coming Home, Breakup, 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

A Walk in the Woods

Image Of Book Cover A Walk In The Woods From Autor Bill Bryson Category Travel
Author:

Bill Bryson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
397
Better-Go-Now description:
"Have you been on a trekking tour? If yes, did you ever question yourself why you really do that? Bill Bryson takes his overweight friend "Katz" with him and walks the longest march in the world. During their tour Bill heavily questions their undertaking. The trek runs through twelve states in the USA and can be really challenging. A very special travel report full of irony and sarcasm..."
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USA, Humor, Chocolate, Irony, Adventure, Life, 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

Into the Wild

Image Of Book Cover Into The Wild From Autor Jon Krakauer Category Backpacking
Author:

Jon Krakauer

Genre:
Biography, Adventure
Pages:
215
Better-Go-Now description:
"Chris McCandless finishes college and decides against living an ordinary life. So he burns all the money he owns and starts a journey with the goal of reaching Alaska. A journey full of experiences and adventures. He always dreams of freedom and liberty in the beautiful, lonesome wilderness. Based on a true story. The author Jon Krakauer wrote this book with the help of journal entries and interviews with Chris' family and friends. A really sad and at the same time beautiful book. Would you be able to let everything behind to be alone in the wilderness?"
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Journey, Alaska, Adventure, Drama, Desire, Biography, Sense of Life, Backpacking

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

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Image Of Book Cover Round Ireland With A Fridge From Autor Tony Hawks Category Travel
Author:

Tony Hawks

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
264
Better-Go-Now description:
"On the next morning, Tony realizes that he had been drinking too much the night before. This time it is not only alcohol that causes the bad feeling in his stomach though. He has made a bet with his friends that he will round Ireland with a fridge. Difficult to believe how many doors can be opened when you carry a fridge with you. A really funny story..."
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Hangover, Bet, Journey, Experience, Humor, Irony, Backpacking

I’m Off Then

Image Of Book Cover I'm Off Then From Autor Hape Kerkeling Category Travel
Author:

Hape Kerkeling

Genre:
Travel Account
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Usually, Hape Kerkeling is a couch potato. But one day he decides to walk the long and mystical Camino the Santiago. An authentic book about the painful walk, which is nevertheless worth to go. Plenty of useful wisdoms and some questions about the sense of life are included. So in case you are thinking about walking the Camino the Santiago: When you read this book you definitely want to leave right now..."
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Journey, Adventure, Humor, Sense of Life, Camino de Santiago, Backpacking

On the Road

Image Of Book Cover On The Road From Autor Jack Kerouac Category Travel
Author:

Jack Kerouac

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
293
Better-Go-Now description:
"Be honest: Have you ever thought about taking your bags and just leave? Living to the fullest, day by day, without planning too much. A journey through time with the "Beat generation". Always on the road, always on the search for something new. Living the moment. That is what counts! A book for all people who want to break out..."
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Adventure, Drugs, Life, Liberty, Love, Journey, Backpacking

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