Travel reads

Pack th­ese books for your next road trip! Here are some of our favourite reads to keep you com­pany or in­spire your next ad­ven­ture

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Ev­ery Breath BY NI­CHOLAS SPARKS, RM69.90

From the No. 1 best-sell­ing au­thor of The Note­book comes an­other tale of en­dur­ing love. At Sun­set Beach, two strangers cross paths when fate brings them there for dif­fer­ent rea­sons. Hope An­der­son has to make some hard choices when her fa­ther falls ill, while Tru Walls has been sum­monned from Zim­babwe by a let­ter from a man claim­ing to be his fa­ther. Their chance en­counter sets in mo­tion a heart-break­ing story – one that will tran­scend decades, con­ti­nents and the work­ings of fate.

The Ad­ven­tures Of Huck­le­berry Finn BY MARK TWAIN, RM17.90

This clas­sic mas­ter­piece is still con­sid­ered a rite of pas­sage for any fic­tion reader. To es­cape from his abu­sive fa­ther, 13-year-old Huck­le­berry Finn fakes his own death and floats away on a raft down the river with Jim, a run­away slave. They en­counter a cross-sec­tion of char­ac­ters – from slave-hun­ters, thieves and con­men to feud­ing aris­to­crats and rel­a­tives of Tom Sawyer.

Mar­garita Wed­nes­days: A Me­moir BY DEB­O­RAH RO­DRIGUEZ, RM17.90

Forced to flee Afghanistan, Amer­i­can hair­dresser Deb­o­rah Ro­driguez strug­gled to set­tle down in Napa Val­ley. Soon af­ter a spon­ta­neous pur­chase of a bun­ga­low in Mazat­lan, Mex­ico, she de­cided to set out on a soul-search­ing drive through the Sono­ran Desert to the Mex­i­can coast. This book is an ac­count of meet­ing life on her own terms and find­ing heal­ing when she comes across a way to give back to the com­mu­nity.

The Dictionary Of Body Lan­guage BY JOE NAVARRO, RM49.90

The book is a “field guide” to non-ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion. De­scrib­ing over 400 be­hav­iours that al­low you to gauge oth­ers’ true in­ten­tions, Joe re­veals the hid­den mean­ings be­hind the var­i­ous con­scious and sub­con­scious things that we do. Armed with th­ese fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights, not only will you learn to read oth­ers bet­ter, you can also learn to change their per­cep­tions of you!

On Trails: An Ex­plo­ration BY ROBERT MOOR, RM17.90

Win­ner of the Na­tional Out­door Book Award and the Pa­cific North­west Book Award for “the best out­doors book of the year”, On Trails is an ex­plo­ration of how trails help us un­der­stand the world – from in­vis­i­ble ant trails to hik­ing paths that span con­ti­nents, from in­ter­state high­ways to the in­ter­net.

Lonely Planet's Best Ever Travel Tips BY LONELY PLANET, RM49.90

Lonely Planet’s pocket-sized best­seller is back, packed with great ideas, in­sider ad­vice and trade se­crets to help you travel well – from scor­ing that elu­sive up­grade to stay­ing safe on the road. Fully up­dated with tips from in­dus­try ex­perts, travel writ­ers and Lonely Planet staff, this handy guide also fea­tures sec­tions on tech, mind­ful­ness, so­cial ac­com­mo­da­tion, eth­i­cal travel and lots more.

Down To The River And Up To The Trees BY SUE BELFRAGE, RM19.90

Whether you live in the city or the coun­try­side, this book will show you how to con­nect with the nat­u­ral world around you. From get­ting to know the lo­cal wildlife, to for­ag­ing and cre­at­ing nat­u­rally-sourced mas­ter­pieces, th­ese pages are filled with prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion, in­trigu­ing quotes and in­spi­ra­tional ideas. Learn how to make your­self at home amongst the an­i­mals and plants that ex­ist at your doorstep, so you can live in har­mony with your sur­round­ings.

The Dark Be­tween Stars BY AT­TI­CUS, RM64.90

In his sec­ond col­lec­tion of po­etry, The Dark Be­tween Stars, In­sta­gram po­etry sen­sa­tion, At­ti­cus, fo­cuses on the du­al­i­ties of our ex­pe­ri­ences – the con­nec­tions be­tween our high­est highs and low­est lows. While grap­pling with the ques­tions of how to live with pur­pose and find mean­ing in the jour­ney, th­ese po­ems of­fer hon­est ex­plo­rations of lone­li­ness and our search for con­nec­tion. They il­lus­trate our need for both beauty and pain – the dark­ness and the stars – to fully ap­pre­ci­ate all that life and love have to of­fer.

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