#TravelBookLust Series: 3 Must-Read Travel Books

I’ve almost forgotten that I have this blog series. I am a voracious reader that is why I have decided to share the books that I’ve read in the past. But I noticed that I don’t have a huge selection of travel books. My preferences are usually biographies, history books, and novels.

That is why my goal for the next two months is to add more travel-related books on my shelf. I am currently on ‘zen mode’ because I am saving up for an upcoming trip. I am still unsure where to go, but hopefully, my funds will be enough by then.

So as I was browsing some books in the bookstore yesterday, I found some interesting ones that really caught my eye. Here are three must-read travel books that I am looking forward to finishing reading in the next few weeks.

  1. Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail by Rusty Young, Thomas McFadden

I’m absolutely adamant to read this books as soon as possible. It’s about the true story of Thomas McFadden, an English drug trafficker who ended up in Bolivia’s San Pedro prison after an official double-crossed him. These stories can really scare the shit out of me, but at the same time, I also want to know more. The world is a dangerous place and the scary truth is that these things could happen to anyone.

2.  The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

Books like this always interest me. This book tells us the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of travel. It discusses the anticipation of a trip. I’ve read the reviews and so far, a lot of people recommend it.

3. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer 

Okay, this is probably the first book I am going to read in this #bookventure. I’ve read bits and pieces of Jon Krakauer’s articles and interviews in the past, but I’ve never read this book yet. In this book, the author shares his epic account of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster that shook the whole world. I’ve watched the recent movie Everest, and I’ve also watched documentaries about that disaster.