The world may be closed off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t immerse yourself in far-off places.
We’re in the thick of the COVID-19 crisis, where national borders are being shut day by day, and travelling is no longer a luxury, but an impossibility. 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, local bookstores and 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 originally appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.