Books about Journey

  1. Siddhartha

    by Hermann Hesse
    A spiritual journey of self-discovery for a young man in search of enlightenment.

    The story takes place in the ancient Nepalese kingdom of Kapilavastu . Siddhartha decides to leave his home in the hope of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Everything Is Illuminated

    by Jonathan Safran Foer
    A young man's journey to trace his family's past, uncovering the secrets of the Holocaust.

    Jonathan Safran Foer (the author), a young American Jew, who is vegetarian and an avid collector of his family's heritage, journeys to Ukraine in search of Augustine, the woman who saved his ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Prince Caspian

    by C.S. Lewis
    Four children embark on a journey to restore the rightful heir to the throne of Narnia.

    Peter , Susan , Edmund , and Lucy Pevensie are magically whisked away from a British railway station to a beach near an old and ruined castle. They determine the ruin is Cair Paravel , where they ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Watership Down

    by Richard Adams
    A group of rabbits embark on a treacherous journey to find a new home.

    In the Sandleford warren , ,[b], Fiver, a young runt rabbit who is a seer , receives a frightening vision of his warren's imminent destruction. , When he and his brother Hazel fail to convince their ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Less

    by Andrew Sean Greer
    A man's journey of self-discovery and coming to terms with his life choices.

    PROBLEM: You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years now engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes–it would all be ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    by C.S. Lewis
    An epic fantasy adventure across the seas, encountering magical creatures and lands.

    The two youngest Pevensie children, Lucy and Edmund , are staying with their odious cousin Eustace Scrubb while their older brother, Peter , is studying for an exam with Professor Kirke , and their ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Stardust

    by Neil Gaiman
    A fantastical journey of discovery, romance and adventure in a magical world.

    On the outskirts of Wall, a small town in rural England, the Faerie Market is held every nine years on the other side of the wall dividing Faerie — a mystical realm of magic — from our world and for ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Shadow of the Sun

    by Ryszard Kapuściński
    An epic account of a journey through Africa, navigating the continent's diverse cultures and politics.

    In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence ... (Goodreads)

  9. Travels with Charley: In Search of America

    by John Steinbeck
    A road trip across America, exploring the culture and landscape of the country.

    A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to California’s Monterey Peninsula To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Sheltering Sky

    by Paul Bowles
    An exploration of the human condition, as a couple travel through the Sahara desert.

    The story centers on Port Moresby and his wife Kit, a married couple originally from New York who travel to the North African desert accompanied by their friend Tunner. The journey, initially an ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Night Mare

    by Piers Anthony
    A young girl is transported to a fantasy world where she must battle evil forces and restore order.

    Night Mare centres around Mare Imbrium, one of the night mares charged with delivering bad dreams to the people of Xanth. Imbri carries half a soul, her fee for carrying Chem Centaur out of the void ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

    by Robert M. Pirsig
    A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life, seen through the lens of a cross-country motorcycle journey.

    Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Wise Man's Fear

    by Patrick Rothfuss
    Epic fantasy adventure of a young man's quest for knowledge, power and love.

    On the second day of his recounting the story of his life to Chronicler at the Waystone Inn, Kvothe continues the narrative commenced in, The Name of the Wind, , wherein a younger Kvothe pursues his ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Eye of the World

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic fantasy, filled with adventure and danger, as a group of heroes attempt to save the world.

    The Eye of the World revolves around protagonists Rand al'Thor , Matrim (Mat) Cauthon , Perrin Aybara , Egwene al'Vere , and Nynaeve al'Meara , after their residence of "Emond's Field" is ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Three Men in a Boat

    by Jerome K. Jerome
    Three friends and a dog embark on a whimsical boat journey down the Thames, encountering unexpected adventures and mishaps.

    A comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat includes an introduction and notes by Jeremy Lewis in Penguin ... (Goodreads)

  16. Four Quartets

    by T.S. Eliot
    A poetic meditation on the journey of life and its cyclical nature.

    The Four Quartets is a series of four poems by T.S. Eliot, published individually from 1936 to 1942, and in book form in 1943; it was considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work. Each of the ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Fellowship of the Ring

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A fellowship of adventurers set out on a quest to destroy an evil ring and save Middle-Earth.

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Pilgrimage

    by Paulo Coelho
    A spiritual journey of a man in search of himself, his purpose, and God.

    The story begins in 1986 when Coelho undertakes his initiation into the order Regnus Agnus Mundi (RAM), which he subsequently fails. He is then told that he must embark on a pilgrimage along the ... (Wikipedia)

  19. And Quiet Flows the Don

    by Mikhail Sholokhov
    A sweeping epic of the Cossack people during the tumultuous Russian Revolution.

    The novel deals with the life of the Cossacks living in the Don River valley during the early 20th century, probably around 1912, just prior to World War I . The plot revolves around the Melekhov ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Witch of Portobello

    by Paulo Coelho
    A spiritual journey of a woman's search for identity and purpose.

    As the book begins, Athena is dead. How she ended up that way creates the intrigue sustaining the book. , The child, Sherine Khalil renames herself Athena after her uncle was discussing with her ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Shadow & Claw

    by Gene Wolfe
    Epic fantasy saga of a young man's quest in a world of darkness and danger.

    Severian , an apprentice in the torturers' guild, barely survives a swim in the River Gyoll. On his way back to the Citadel (whose towers appear to be disused rockets), Severian and several other ... (Wikipedia)

  22. A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    by Rebecca Solnit
    Exploring being lost in the world, embracing the uncertainty of life, and finding new ways of being.

    Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years ( Wanderlust ), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a ... (Goodreads)

  23. Skinny Legs and All

    by Tom Robbins
    A tale of love, loss, and mystery that revolves around a small diner in the American Southwest.

    This is a gutsy, fun-loving, and provocative novel in which a bean can philosophises, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    by Rachel Joyce
    An elderly man's unexpected quest of faith, discovering the power of hope and love.

    Harold Fry, 65, has cut the lawn outside his home at Kingsbridge on the south coast of Devon when he receives a letter. A colleague of twenty years ago, Queenie Hennessy, has cancer and is in a ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Suttree

    by Cormac McCarthy
    A man's passage from a broken home to embracing a life of freedom and solitude.

    The novel begins with Suttree observing police as they pull a suicide victim from the river. Suttree is living alone in a houseboat, on the fringes of society on the Tennessee River, earning money by ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Silk

    by Alessandro Baricco
    Adventure of a 19th century French trader who travels to Japan to find rare silkworm eggs.

    The novel tells the story of a French silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler named Hervé Joncour in 19th century France who travels to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

    by L. Frank Baum
    Dorothy and her friends journey through the magical Land of Oz, encountering strange creatures and adventures.

    Dorothy Gale is gladly joining her Uncle Henry in California to visit relatives who live at Hugson's Ranch, after their vacation from Australia in, Ozma of Oz, . Dorothy meets Hugson's nephew who is ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Casting Off

    by Hugh Howey
    A young woman's journey across the ocean in a sailboat, finding her way in life.

    The silo has appointed a new sheriff. Her name is Juliette, and she comes not from the shadows of deputies, but from the depths of the down deep. But what does being a mechanic have to do with ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Dark Is Rising

    by Susan Cooper
    A young boy embarks on a quest to save the world from a mysterious, magical force.

    This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining. It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. ... (Goodreads)

  30. Signs Preceding the End of the World

    by Yuri Herrera
    A woman's journey crossing the Mexico-US border, reflecting on the power of language.

    Winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does ... (Goodreads)

  31. Supernova: The Knight, the Princess and the Falling Star

    by Dee Lestari
    A journey of loyalty, sacrifice, and friendship as three friends take on a mission to save their universe.

    Pada tahun 1991, Reuben, seorang Indo- Yahudi dan mahasiswa John Hopkins School of Medicine, bertemu dengan Dimas, seorang mahasiswa George Washington University yang berasal dari keluarga Indonesia ... (Wikipedia)

  32. 5 cm

    by Donny Dhirgantoro
    An Indonesian student's journey to discover the meaning of life through a 5-centimeter long journey.

    Bestseller book di Gramedia Bookstore selama 2 tahun berturut-turut! Lima sahabat telah menjalin persahabatan selama tujuh tahun. Mereka adalah Arial yang paling tampan, Riani sebagai satu-satunya ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Physician

    by Noah Gordon
    An orphan's quest to become a doctor in 11th century Europe.

    It is the year 1020. Rob Cole is the eldest of many children. His father is a Joiner in the Guild of Carpenters in London. His mother, Agnes Cole, is his father's wife. Robert has a particular Gift: ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Lost Horizon

    by James Hilton
    A plane crash lands in the Himalayas, leading to the discovery of a hidden utopian society called Shangri-La.

    Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service, finds inner peace, love and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La , whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity . The prologue and ... (Wikipedia)

  35. A Walk Across America

    by Peter Jenkins
    A man's journey across the United States, encountering people and places along the way.

    Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey – a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his ... (Goodreads)

  36. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

    by Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou's memoir of her time living in Ghana, exploring themes of identity, belonging, and the search for home.

    All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes begins as Angelou's previous book,, The Heart of a Woman, , ends: with her depiction of a serious automobile accident involving her son Guy. After spending two ... (Wikipedia)

  37. The Book of Three

    by Lloyd Alexander
    An Epic Fantasy Adventure, pitting a young boy against the forces of evil.

    The youth Taran lives at Caer Dallben with his guardians, the ancient enchanter Dallben and the farmer and retired soldier Coll . Taran is dissatisfied with his life, and longs to become a great hero ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Canterbury Tales

    by Geoffrey Chaucer
    A collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury.

    The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Alexandria Quartet

    by Lawrence Durrell
    Four novels exploring the intricacies of human relationships in the exotic city of Alexandria.

    Lawrence Durrell's series of four novels set in Alexandria, Egypt during the 1940s. The lush and sensuous series consists of Justine (1957) Balthazar (1958) Mountolive (1958) Clea (1960). Justine , ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Hobbit, Part One

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    An epic adventure to reclaim a lost kingdom, with a band of misfit dwarves.

    Approaching his 111th birthday , the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his cousin Frodo . Long before Bilbo's involvement, ... (Wikipedia)

  41. The Fifth Mountain

    by Paulo Coelho
    A man's spiritual journey, overcoming obstacles and finding his place in the world.

    The story is based on the account of Biblical prophet Elijah from the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings chapters 17-19). The focus is on Elijah's time in Zarephath (in this book named Akbar). In ninth century ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Dragon Rider

    by Cornelia Funke
    A young dragon and his human companions embark on a quest to find a safe haven.

    Firedrake is a young dragon who lives in a hidden valley outside of London with other dragons. After realizing that humans intend to flood the valley and the dragons living there are no longer safe, ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Outer Dark

    by Cormac McCarthy
    A tale of desperation and violence, as a brother and sister confront the consequences of their forbidden relationship.

    A woman bears her brother's child, a boy, the brother leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both ... (Goodreads)

  44. Kiss an Angel

    by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    A young woman embarks on a cross-country journey to find herself and true love.

    Wedding Day, Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don't happen in the modern world, so how did the ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Archer

    by Paulo Coelho
    A young woman seeks the guidance of a wise archer to help her find her path in life. Through his teachings, she learns to trust herself and follow her dreams.

    From the #1 best-selling author of, The Alchemist, comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way. Includes stunning ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Hungry Tide

    by Amitav Ghosh
    A story of love, loss, and discovery set in the Sundarbans region of India.

    Off the easternmost corner of India, in the Bay of Bengal, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans, where settlers live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Ruby Knight

    by David Eddings
    Epic fantasy adventure, following a young prince on a quest to save his kingdom.

    Ehlana, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustains her life, but it will end soon. Then Sparhawk, Pandian Knight and the Queen's Champion, learns where to get to cure for the ... (Goodreads)

  48. Around the World in 80 Days

    by Marian Leighton
    Phileas Fogg bets he can travel around the world in 80 days, encountering adventure and danger along the way.

    An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, ... (Goodreads)

  49. Dirt Music

    by Tim Winton
    A story of redemption, of two people struggling to find hope and love in a harsh, unforgiving environment.

    Georgie, the heroine of the book, becomes fascinated while watching a stranger attempting to poach fish in an area where nobody can maintain secrets for very long; disillusioned with her relationship ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The Farthest Shore

    by Ursula K. Le Guin
    A quest to save a magical kingdom from a mysterious force of darkness.

    A strange, inexplicable malaise is spreading throughout Earthsea. Magic is losing its power; songs are being forgotten; people and animals are sickening or going mad. Accompanied by Arren, the young ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Tale of the Unknown Island

    by José Saramago
    A tale of a nameless man's journey to an unknown island in search of a better life.

    A man requests the king of his country to give him a boat so he can go in search for "the unknown island". The king questions him about the existence of such an island and tries to convince the man ... (Wikipedia)

  52. A Dog's Journey

    by W. Bruce Cameron
    A loyal dog embarks on an extraordinary quest to reunite with his beloved person.

    The direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose. Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found ... (Goodreads)

  53. Tiger's Quest

    by Colleen Houck
    Kelsey embarks on a quest to break an ancient curse and save her beloved Ren from a dark fate.

    Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. Kelsey Hayes's eighteenth summer was crazy. The kind of crazy nobody would ever believe. Aside From ... (Goodreads)

  54. Strange Pilgrims

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    Collection of stories about Latin American travelers, exploring the depths of human experience.

    In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Emerald Atlas

    by John Stephens
    Three siblings embark on a quest to discover their family history and save their kingdom.

    Kate, Emma, and Michael are siblings shifted from one orphanage to another over their lifetimes. Kate, the eldest, remembers that, ten years ago on Christmas Eve, her mother had made her promise to ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry

    by Marc Levy
    Alice, a young widow, embarks on a journey to find the mysterious Mr. Daldry and discovers unexpected truths about herself and her past.

    We all have two lives... The life we know and another one, that lies waiting for us. Alice is a “nose”—a creator of perfumes. She is passionate about her work and her only distraction from her job is ... (Goodreads)

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