6 books to read during your travels this winter

Whether you are travelling to Canada to enjoy the breathtakingly famous Canadian landscapes , or you are an enthusiastic traveller looking for adventures in the wildlife or even a student moving to another country in winters, a good book is what we all need to complete our winter trip. Isn’t it?

No matter where you are, a good book is always a great idea for any kind of trip. So we prepared a list of 6 best books for all the readers and travellers out there, which you can pack with in your suitcases or backpacks for your trips in winter. If you don’t like to carry books with you because you have no space, then you can even read these books on kindle. With a good quality pair of touch screen winter gloves, you don’t even need to remove gloves while you turn the pages and so your fingers stay warm and protected from the extreme cold all the time.

1. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

This book is perhaps Dickens’ one of the best works. This book is perfect to read during holidays, especially during christmas as the book itself is set during that time. The book encompasses a beautiful tale about cruelty, forgiveness and redemption of the protagonist. The story tells us about a selfish and mean-spirited man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas and how he transformed from a greedy and lonely man to a compassionate and kind man. While reading this book during your winter vacation, You will feel as if the characters come alive and you become a part of their story. This is no doubt the best book to read when you are all curled up in your blanket drinking a cup of hot chocolate and wearing a warm pair of merino wool socks. You need to keep your feet protected from frostbite and blisters while you immerse yourself in reading Dickens one of the best novels of all time.

2. Who threw Draco down the chimney? – Smita Bhattacharya

If you are a person who loves solving mysteries and suspense, then you are in for a treat. The Darya Nandkarni mystery series are cozy atmospheric whodunits that aim to provide what readers crave: an exciting mystery, an escape to unknown lands, and the familiarity of lovable and relatable characters. The third of the series Who Killed Draco Down the Chimney was released this November. The idea for the book came to the author on a sabbatical in Romania last year. She was visiting a medieval town called Sibiu, built in the 12th century by Saxon settlers. She noticed that the town’s houses had strange vents on their roofs. They looked like eyes and seemed to follow her around. A plot formed in her head and she couldn’t wait to put it down on paper. Smita was also fascinated by Romania overall: its beauty, culture, the marvellous rumours she heard while she stayed there. The Gothic horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker was also based in Romania. Thus, Smita decided to mix everything up: the crazy legends, the unfounded rumours, the gypsy stories, the eclectic local characters, the beauty of its villages and towns. And out came an exciting potboiler!

This novel engages you in a spiral of events that lead you to the unanswered questions, while you are cozying up in your warm blanket wearing the warmest socks for winters. Check out the look of the book here and order one for yourself fast to spice up your winter journey. For more interesting adventures with Darya, check out the author’s page here.

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3. Vagabonding – Rolf Potts

Now whether you are camping in the woods or hiking to the top of the mountains, this book will definitely give you an adrenaline rush to travel more. Vagabonding teaches us to explore the world and embrace the unknown. It’s a life changing book that tells us how a one long journey can teach us so much and leave us with countless amazing memories. The author inspires us to take a break from our normal lives and explore the world on our own terms every once in a while and he even explains in his book on how to finance your travel time and decide your destination. This is one of the best reads when you are planning for your next adventure or drawing out a map to explore the offbeat destinations. Pack this book along with your other must have essentials like sunscreen, warm thermal layers and a good pair of shoes. The weather can become quite chilly so make sure to pack a good quality merino wool base layer while you enjoy your book.

4. The Kite Runner- Khalid Hosseini

Drown yourself in the absolutely amazing work of Khaled Hosseini. The author’s first novel but completely a mastermind will surely touch your heart. The story deals with the theme of courage, friendship, forgiveness and atonement. The novel is set in pre-war Afghanistan to the modern-day US. If you are looking for a book that you can’t keep down before finishing it, then the kite runner is the perfect choice for you! It is a beautifully crafted novel about a young boy, Amir and his struggle to find a place for himself in the world after a series of traumatic childhood events and the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy. Read this book while you are sitting in a homestay overlooking the gorgeous mountain peaks in winter while sipping a hot cup of tea but don’t forget to layer well, opt for a warm merino thermal with a comfortable winter bottom.

5. Till the last breath- Durjoy Datta

Two completely different strangers yet facing the same ultimate battle against death meet in a hospital. One is struggling hard to survive and the other one is just waiting for his death. Destiny brings them together and from here on unfolds a heart-touching, tear-jerking story of two people who inspire and influence the lives of people around them. If you are already a fan of Durjoy Datta, you know this book is a big hit and is a must-buy when you are going on a trip to the magical snow-filled hills or a leisure trip to Europe in winters. Brew some hot coffee, get in your pajamas wearing a comfortable merino base layer and get ready to dive into this amazing novel and fall in love with the characters.

6. All aboard! – Kiran Manral

A heart-broken girl dumped by her boyfriend lands on a Mediterranean Cruise with her aunt where she finally gets the chance to clear her mind. This amazing novel tells the story of a young woman Rhea, who is struggling to move on from her breakup and later finds herself getting attracted to an ex-student of her aunt, also a hot shot entrepreneur Kamal Shahani. Will Rhea be able to heal her broken heart? Grab this book to find out as you head for your vacations in winters and don’t forget to pack all your winter essentials. If you are a fan of romantic genres like me, then this book should not be missed.

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Now you know the top books that you can carry with you on your winter vacations. These books can be read whether you are sitting at the airport in winter waiting for your flight or when you are in the hotel relaxing and warming up for the next day. Reading a good book is indeed one of the best things that you can do while travelling in winters as it can be done anytime, anywhere. You can pick any book you like and squeeze it in your suitcase along with your winter clothes.

All the books are our personal recommendations but there are thousands of other books to choose from. Maybe you like to read autobiographies or nonfiction. Tell us in the comments which books are giving you company this winter.

This article is written by Kosha team member : Akanksha Duggal


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December 14, 2020

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