Ever since I was a kid, I've had my nose in a book. I remember the summer I turned nine my school had a summer reading challenge and the goal was to read 10 books. I read 78. (Neeeerd.)
And while I read lots of genres, nothing enthralls me like a good travel memoir.
Summer is coming, the season of languid poolside reading sessions, so I wanted to provide some reading material for my fellow bookworms. More specifically, I wanted to share my favorite travel memoirs.
Mother Tongue: My Family's Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish
Into Thin Air: My Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding (sooo funny!)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
A House in the Sky
A Year in Provence
Notes from a Small Island
In a Sunburned Country
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Other Incredible Memoirs:
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Call the Midwife (a three-part series and also a fantastic BBC show available on Netflix!)
The Year of Magical Thinking
Also I recommend almost anything by Bill Bryson, Joan Didion, David Sedaris, or Cheryl Strayed – they're all incredible memoirists.
On My List!
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
At the Crossroads of Should and Must
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City one Step at a Time
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey Into the Alaskan Wild
What's on your summer reading list? Are you a memoir fan or more of a fiction reader?
Fellow bookworms/francophiles – check out this post, too! The 10 Best Books to Read Before Visiting Paris
Ashley is an American travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Uganda. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Colorado. She's been to forty countries but somehow still gets lost in her home town. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour magazine.
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