A little while back we discussed the various luxury items people love to take on a trip.
A book was one of the most common “must have” items. In this post we invite you to share your ideas for great books to take hiking, bushwalking or on a multi day trip anywhere!
We’d love you to leave a reply below to share your book ideas with our other readers. It might be the best novel you have read on the track, a book you want to read but have never taken the time or a story about the weirdest / nicest place you have relaxed with a great book!
But first of all, what are Sue’s top tips for choosing a Book to Go (anywhere outdoors)
- Make it a paperback so it can squish easily into your pack
- Choose one that is small print and format, you get more words for the weight
- Protect it in a large zip loc bag or dry sac (reading a soggy book is no fun)
- If in doubt, choose one you have been putting off reading for a while. If you are a voracious readers like us, you WILL get through it!
- If you are out for several days, coordinate your books with other members in the group so you can swap them around
- Sorry about this one book lovers, but if you finish your book and someone else in the party is still reading theirs, tear the book in half so you can read the first part. (we have seen this done several times….don’t forget to ask first!)
Matthew Reilly books are always a good read for a simple soul like Frank. These “boys own” adventures are easy to pick up and put down. They are usually pretty lightweight (both on the scales and the content) and come as a paperback, essentials for carrying on a trip.
Matthew Reilly is an Australian and his target audience is teenagers and young adults. (perfect for Frank)
Highly recommended as a terrific read and one your kids possibly have on their bookshelf.
The Pillars of the Earth – Sue has chosen this book by Ken Follett. She enjoys a more “mature” , shall we say sophisticated, style of novel than Frank. This is a small review from Amazon: Follett manages to write of an age of religious devotion without tumbling into the two pits – making fun of medieval Christian faith, or uncritically adopting it. An immensely satisfying read. Don’t miss this book if you love wonderful story-spinning and history.
Please take the time to leave us a comment (below) it will be appreciated (we need a few ideas)