Around the World Reading List

April 23, 2017 at 11:28 am

When I travel, I love to read about the places I’m visiting. It gives me a deeper connection and understanding that really brings traveling to another level. Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read throughout my travels, sorted by region. As I remember more titles (and read more of course) I’ll update the list. Enjoy, and please comment below with books you would add to this list!

India:
“The Namesake” – Jhumpa Lahiri
“Boys without names”- Kashmira Sheth
“Shantaram”- Gregory David Roberts
“The White Tiger”- Aravind Adiva
“The God of Small Things” – Arundhati Roy

Southern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania:
“The Power of One”- Bryce Courtney
“Nowhere in Africa”- Stefanie Zweig
“Out of Africa”- Karen Blixen

Southeast Asia:
“The Beach” – Alex Garland
“Catfish and Mandala”- Andrew X. Pham
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”- Anne Fadiman
“The Lotus Eaters”- Tatjana Soli

China:
“Mao’s Last Dancer”- Li Cunxin
“Sons of Heaven”- Terrence Chang