Since we’re all staying inside during the next days, we might as well check some goals off our bucket lists. So why not accomplish that good old New Year’s Resolution of reading one book a month?
It’s nice and fun to get social and connected during the quarantine, but too much online time can get overwhelming. And we’re firm believers that, sometimes, unplugging and focusing on the “real world” is a great way to stay relaxed and mentally healthy.
Aside from meditating, reading can be a great way to chill. Plus: it feeds your imagination, so even if we can’t travel right now, reading a good book can take us to the most amazing places!
Hey, we got you! To help you get back on track with your reading habits, and keep your wanderlust spark alive, we gathered 5 books that will make you dream, travel, and feed your imagination while staying home!
Friendly note: you can find them all online!
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
This non-fiction book follows the journey of the young Christopher McCandless, aka Alexander Supertramp, an American adventurer who trekked into the wilds of Alaska on his own. An ultimate classic for any travel aficionado!
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
First in the “Neopolitan Series”, this is often considered a modern masterpiece by Elena Ferrante. The book follows the story Elena and Lila, two friends raised in the outskirts of Naples, in Italy, in the 1950s.
As they grow old, their paths diverge and converge, and Ferrante also portraits the story of a country transformed through time.
Fun fact: the book has been adapted into an HBO series, which is as great as the book!
No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, Anthony Bourdain
Foodies, this one is for you! No Reservation is Bourdain’s behind-the-scenes journal of his gastronomic travels. With never-before-seen pictures, he takes us to uncover the flavours of the world, from New Zealand to New Jersey. Gotta love Bourdain!
One Hundred Days Between Sea and Sky, Amyr Klink
Famous for rowing single-handedly from Namibia to Brazil over 100 days, Amyr Klink takes us to his journey crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in this rowing boat. One word to describe the book: fascinating!
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
You can freely wander through the streets of Prague while reading this novel by Milan Kundera. The author tells the story of Tereza. She’s in love with Tomas a successful doctor torn by his passion for her and Sabina, a free-spirited artist.
What books make you travel while staying home? Share with us! And remember: if you are abroad and you need student accommodation, you’ll find the student home you’re looking for on Uniplaces.
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