“I Think Therefore I Read” – Descartes


I just love a book so beautifully written that it has the power to take me away to another time and place.

My definition of a good book is one that has the ability to help me forget where I came from and to help me remember where I want to be.

A good book will captivate me inciting me to devour its contents in just a few days (or hours). When I read a book, I want to feel moved, I want to feel a slight shift in me, I want to feel some kind of emotion: laughter, tears, contemplation or simply to drift away.

So with that said, I thought I would share with you a selection of my favorite books – those that made me travel, reminisce, dream and, at times, broke my heart.

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Disclaimer:Β These are affiliate links – I will receive a small commission on all sales at no extra cost to you. Clicking on the book will bring you directly to Amazon where you can read a description of the book as well as make some purchases.Β 


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  • I’m a huge fan of reading, especially of travelogues and I just added five titles to my reading list because of this! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to pick them up! πŸ˜€

    • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

      I’m so happy you found a few books to your liking! Which ones did you choose?

  • Prisoner of Tehran sounds like a very interesting book. I went to the link and read the summary and some reviews. Needless to say, I was hooked and spent a good 30 minutes on the amazon page. Thank you for the wonderful book selections.

    • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

      You’re welcome! I actually read Prisoner of Tehran twice without knowing until I got to the last few chapters….lol!

  • I’m in need of new kindle reads to get through winter! Thanks for the suggestions!

    • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

      You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy some of these books. πŸ™‚

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    Hi Krystal! Let me know if you decide to read any of my suggestions. I would be curious to know someone else’s opinions. πŸ™‚

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    I also saw The Help and enjoyed it though I always find movies leave out a lot of details (which is understandable or else they would go on forever). πŸ™‚

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    It was very moving and disturbing and beautifully-written.

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    Hi Devina! Persepolis was such a surprise to read. I didn’t think I would like illustrated books but it was so entertaining and informative. Let me know if you end up reading any of the other books I suggested. πŸ™‚

  • I love Ann Pachett. This looks like a list I could get into!

    • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

      Great! Let me know if you read any of the books I suggested. πŸ™‚

  • Janine Good

    These are great! I love The Help. That book was so entertaining and the movie was so enjoyable.

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    I’ve read one (or maybe two) of Jodi Picoult’s books and have enjoyed them. Will check out Small Great Things – thanks for the suggestion!

  • Alexandra Kaufman

    Thanks for the books idea. I really do love reading a book once in awhile, it does help me in a creative way. Thanks for the ideas but just an idea maybe describe the books you have pick. Im a little picky! sorry.

    • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

      Hi Alexandra! You can click on the books and it will take you to Amazon where you’ll find a description of each book. πŸ™‚

  • Lydia@Lifeuntraveled.com

    Hi Maria! So happy you found your way to my ‘Books I Love’ page! I’ll be adding a few more this week. Let me know if you decide to read any of them – I’d be curious to know your thoughts.