One of the many joys of travel is that it allows us to break away from our busy schedules and gives us more time to read. How often have you saved a special book (books, in my case) to read on vacation, on the beach, on the flight? Reading and travel are a natural go-together.
Author and RVer, Brad Herzog takes the irresistible pairing a step further on his blog You Are Here. In “Great Books, State by State,” Mr. Herzog writes not just about reading on the road, but about “the wonders of reading the right books in the right locales.”
He goes on to list 50 books for 50 states, citing both the obvious (“A River Runs Through It” for Montana, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” for Missouri) and the obscure (“American Pastoral” for New Jersey, “My Sister’s Keeper” for Rhode Island). Even with the more tenuous links, it’s not much of a stretch to see how location plays a part in the story. Reading a novel while traveling its setting can only improve the experience of each.
“As long as there have been travelers, there have been attempts to put the experience into words. But sometimes what has already been written can improve the ride,” he writes in the earlier post, “Pages and Places,” which inspired this list.
To see the entire list, please visit: GREAT BOOKS, STATE BY STATE.