There’s nothing more thrilling than losing yourself in a new place, except perhaps losing yourself in a good book. We’ve compiled a list of novels that show how getting lost can help you find yourself. From quirky, fun fiction to beautifully moving memoirs, these stories are sure to inspire that wanderlust and take you somewhere you’ve never been before.
Eat, Pray, Love
The book that captured millions of hearts around the world tells the true story of Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman whose journey across Italy, India and Bali helped her rediscover herself and find true happiness.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Trail
Cheryl Strayed takes us with her on a 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. As well as moving through the Mojave Desert, California and Washington, the book is peppered with flashbacks to Cheryl’s past, and the life experiences that led her to make the journey of a lifetime.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
This emotional story begins when Harold Fry receives a letter from a past colleague, telling him she has cancer. After scribbling a response expressing his sympathy, he walks to the postbox to send it. And then he keeps walking. As he wanders across England with no phone, map or walking boots, Harold reflects on his own life and vows to try and save another.
This compellingly human and witty novel follows a man’s determination to win back the love of his wife and son, with a grand tour of Europe’s cultural gems. As they explore the beaches of Barcelona and the famed museums of Paris, each character learns a lot about themselves and what they want for the future.
Full of powerful life lessons and sure to pull on your heartstrings, The Alchemist is one of the most loved books in recent history. We journey from Spain to Egypt with a young shepherd boy as he follows his dreams, goes with the flow, and learns how to love.
The story we all know and love from the 1994 Oscar-winning movie. Forrest takes us through American history as he tells us of his adventures through life, from ping pong championships and shrimp boating to the search for his childhood love Jenny.
Love with a Chance of Drowning
This book is written by travel blogger Torre DeRoche, a beautifully written tale about overcoming her fear of the ocean to sail across the Pacific with her boyfriend. Set in some of the most stunning and peaceful places in the world, this memoir is hilarious, moving and brave all at the same time.
Inspire yourself with places to get lost in by clicking here.