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