Reading: An Inspiration for Travel

I love to read; there’s nothing better, in my opinion, than a rainy night, a warm bed, snuggly PJs, a cup of chia and a damn good book.

 
Coming up to our Asia trip, I’ve been spending lots of time concentrating on travel guide books and online reading, but I still love getting absorbed into a good book.
 
At the moment I’m reading ‘Shantaram’ – a book I can not put down.
Our upcoming trip to India was the inspiration to actually read this book that I’ve been “wanting to” for so long.
 
I’m addicted. I take the 900+ page beast of a book with me everywhere: on the train, to work, to bed, for coffee, to the toilet… I can’t stop reading it.
 
And every time I learn a little more about India, the culture, the people, and the way of life, I feel a little bit more enlightened, a little bitter inspired, a little bit more terrified, and a little bit less prepared!
 
I love that this book is teaching me, changing my perspectives, growing my understanding and questioning my morals – I didn’t realise a book could do that, really.
 
Have you ever found a book like this?
 
I’ve got two months before I go away, and I’m on the hunt for more books to inspire and teach me, preferably related to travel…
 
What can you recommend?

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