Where to, today? The living room? Or the balcony?
We’re in the true thick of the COVID-19 crisis, and suffice to say, travel as we used to know it, has really come to a halt.
National borders are closing day by day, and travelling is no longer a luxury, but an impossibility. But Because physically leaving the country is fiction at this point, so many are seeking solace in the power of literature to take their mind elsewhere.
Just because the world is closed off to you does not mean you have to close yourself off to it. Travel writing exists, and as far as we know, book delivery services remain open for you to venture to pick up a tome or two for distraction (though it goes without being said that you should stay home if you’re unwell, and practise rigid personal hygiene if you’re going outdoors).
From short stories about travelling across the globe, a deep dive to what lies beneath the earth’s surface, to a fast-paced dystopian thriller, we pick out ten of our favourite travel-related novels here for you to peruse.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.