Packing Your Travel Essentials: 5 Books To Bring

Posted on August 14 2017

Whether you're planning for an exotic getaway or a surprise trip with your loved one, you will likely need a good book to immerse yourself in. For those who can’t quite decide on which titles to bring on their vacation ― fret not, the BooksActually elves are ready to dissolve your dilemma! Here are the top five amazing reads the team has personally assembled for the travelling bookworm.




“We are travellers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
The Alchemist, Paul Coelho




“You yearn to stay in this in-between place, where the beauty of the times you have freshly bade farewell to is still alive and vivid in your mind – almost real – and the reality of your new circumstances has yet to fully sink in. You listen to the familiar melodies that had accompanied you on your journey, and allow the music to evoke landscapes and scenes in your mind. The songs caress your sub-consciousness and fill your being with an airy joy. You are both here and elsewhere. Or perhaps you are everywhere and nowhere.” 

 The Desire For Elsewhere, Agnes Chew


“There is psychological pleasure in this takeoff, too, for the swiftness of the plane’s ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation. The display of power can inspire us to imagine analogous, decisive shifts in our own lives, to imagine that we, too, might one day surge above much that now looms over us.”

― The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton







“The city is not merely a repository of pleasures. It is the stage on which we fight our battles, where we act out the drama of our own lives. It can enhance or corrode our ability to cope with everyday challenges. It can steal our autonomy or give us the freedom to thrive. It can offer a navigable environment, or it can create a series of impossible gauntlets that wear us down daily. The messages encoded in architecture and systems can foster a sense of mastery or helplessness.” 
Happy City, Charles Montgomery




“A favourite story of mine is Richard Summers’ tale of picking up random pieces of rubbish on his travels, which led him to collect discarded/lost pictures of people. He subsequently used the pictures to search for the people they feature, the resulting Google pages revealing much about the basic characteristics the search algorithms use. Using an image found in Hong Kong really confused the search engine, presumably because of its limitations there, and a torn image with half a woman’s face results in a bizarre set of underwear models.” — MagCulture
― LOST Magazine #4



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