Wanderlust Books

A less defined category than my other lists, with beautiful books that give me itchy feet and make me long for wider geographical and spiritual horizons. I’ve reviewed several of these journeys.


Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, 1320 (my review)

Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel, 2002

Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines, 1987

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, 1988

Paul Hawker, Soul Survivor: A Search for God and Self Through 40 Days and 40 Nights of Mountain Solitude, 1998

Hermann Hesse, The Journey to the East, 1932 (my review)

Pico Iyer, The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto, 1991 (my review)

Belden C. Lane, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality, 1998

C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia, 1956 (my review)

Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard, 1978

Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, 1974

Mike Riddell, Godzone: A Guide to the Travels of the Soul, 1992

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1940

Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, 1963 (my review)

Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854 (my review)

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, 1954 (my review)

Aat Vervoorn, Mountain Solitudes: Solo Journeys in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, 2000 (my review)



Sketches of Travel in the East