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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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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

Watershed

Image Of Book Cover Watershed From Autor Cd Brennan Category Travel
Author:

Cd Brennan

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
224
Better-Go-Now description:
"She left home to find herself... and found love along the way. Maggie wasn't looking for love on her backpacking trip through Australia. She's got enough troubles with men back in Ireland. Australia is her escape, a place of adventure where she can create memories to last a lifetime."
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Self-Awareness, Journey, Love, Adventure, Backpacking

Wanderlove

Image Of Book Cover Wanderlove From Autor Kirsten Hubbard Category Backpacking
Author:

Kirsten Hubbard

Genre:
Novel, Adventure
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Bria is an 18-year-old traveler. She tries to achieve independence and searches for self-discovery. Bria decides to go on a tour through Central America with a group, which turns out to be not the best decision. She is a good girl trying to be bad. During the tour she meets Rowan, a backpacker and dive instructor. He is a bad boy trying to be good. While traveling trough some Mayan villages with Rowan she tries to run away from her past until she realizes that she needs to hold on and look back..."
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Liberty, Journey, Experience, Youth, Past, Love, Backpacking

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

The Watermelon King

Image Of Book Cover The Watermelon King From Autor Daniel Royse Category Travel
Author:

Daniel Royse

Genre:
Novel, Adventure
Pages:
196
Better-Go-Now description:
"Dean loses his job in a remarkable consulting firm and therefore decides to make a journey across East Africa together with his brother. They backpack through one of the most inhospitable regions in the world. Along this way with a lot of ups and downs they begin to understand the beauty and the frustration of life in Africa. "Sad but true!"
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Africa, Backpacking, Landscape, Life, Poverty, No chance, 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

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Image Of Book Cover The Sex Live Of Cannibals From Autor J. Maarten Troost Category Travel
Author:

J. Maarten Troost

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
272
Better-Go-Now description:
"How would you imagine the South Seas? Breathtaking beaches, shafts of sunlight shining on your face and a harmonic flair which you are able to find only in paradise? That is exactly what J. Maarten Troost and his wife Sylvia were expecting. This would definitely be too good to be true. Their real life there is far off from their imaginations. This book reveals the true life in the South Seas to you..."
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South Seas, Adventures, Imagination, Misfortune, Backpacking

The Lost Girls – Three Friends. Four Continents.

Image Of Book Cover The Lost Girls From Autor Jennifer Baggett Holly Corbett Amanda Pressner Category Backpacking
Author:

Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
560
Better-Go-Now description:
"They have everything they wish for. Happily in love, good jobs and in the prime of their lives. But one day they wake up and are not sure if this is it... So they make a decision with consequences. They decide to pack their bags and leave everything behind to find their true selves..."
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Sense of life, Round-the-world trip, Happiness, Self-discovery, 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

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

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

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