According to various resources, it is most likely that, at least, part of the cruises will return this summer. They might look different; to start with, the reopening would focus local cruises rather than long sea adventures from one continent to the other. But the cruises are coming back to our lives, and they are with us to stay.
Aside from the beautiful adventure, exciting encounters, outstanding visions of the sea, and the vivid nightlife, cruises are allowing us to take our minds off of our daily routine, making it the perfect condition for readers to finish their must-read lists.
Without further ado, here is a list of the best books that will draw you from your cruise to faraway destinations and imaginaries occurrences.
20 new travel books 2020
1. The Lost Pianos of Siberia/ by Sophy Roberts- https://amzn.to/37wUa1p
The lost pianos of Siberia is a non- fiction journey in search for in the search for the instrument of a brilliant Mongolian pianist. Siberia’s land of extremes and dark history reveals a place that, despite its bloody past, was a shelter for some people. People, that music kept their spirit up, music that survived in the pianos.
2. Lost at Sea/ by Alan Simon & Erica Bianco Ellis- https://amzn.to/37uG94A
Deanna Cooper decides to leave behind her exemplary career two years past her divorce. Her protective father immediately swoops in to arrange a new position for her in a different city. Deanna decides to take a break before her upcoming new career. She and her sister are booking a cruise. In that cruise, a sequence of events called everything into question. The occurrences finally entitled her to be in charge of her future.
3. The Glass Hotel/by Emily St. John Mandel- https://amzn.to/3fkdzp2
The glass hotel is one of the finest fictions by Emily St. Joh Mandel (Station Eleven).
In this survival story, the author takes readers through hidden landscapes. Making us think of the infinite path a person can travel in search of the truth or the meaning of our lives.
4. How Much of These Hills Is Gold/ by C Pam Zhang- https://amzn.to/3d0F5q7
This book will teach you a little bit about Chinese culture through a family story. It will indicate their position when on a foreign land-this book explores the idea of where immigrants are entitled to feel welcome.
5. Greenery: Journeys in Springtime/ by Tim Dee- https://amzn.to/2B3sIfM
Tim Dee was watching swallows in midsummer, in South Africa, and when they started their journey to Europe to arrive at the beginning of the spring, he follows them. Tim’s travel with the season; his journey holds the most beautiful days of the year. The book ends where the greenery of European spring ends: in Scandinavia, where there are swallows in midsummer.
6. The Lost Lights of St. Kilda/ by Elisabeth Gifford- https://amzn.to/30KdBm3
The lost lights of St. Kilda, is historical Scottish fiction and one of the most warmhearted books published in 2020. The author will take you through a vivid description of St. Kilda, its people, animals, life, and landscapes, and she will do that through a worthy love story.
7. The Jetsetters/ by Amanda Eyre Ward- https://amzn.to/2MWvuWL
The Jetsetters is an intelligent novel of how we navigate our adulthood. When the seventy years old Charlott applying for the Jetsetter contest, she dreams of reuniting her children. When she wins, the family spends ten days from one sunny location to the next on an over the top cruise ship. Ward, gently and with humor, shows us the delicate survival of the family, located under one roof without killing one another.
8. In Five Years/ by Rebecca Serle- https://amzn.to/3fiCLMw
In five years will be a different type of travel for you, a trip to the future of Dannie, the main character of this enchanting novel. Dannie has it all settled; she knows where she sees herself in five years precisely. After she accepts her boyfriend’s proposal, she is falling asleep content. However, when awakens, Dannie is suddenly in a different place, beside a different man. Dannie spends an hour exactly five years in her future before she wakes up again.
9. Fairest/ by Meredith Talusan- https://amzn.to/3e7ZnQ0
Fairest can be defined as a trans and immigrants memoir, but it’s far more than that.
The Fairest is a story of an albino child, from a Filipino village, who would grow to be a woman in America. During her journey, Talusan has to navigate through the complexity of race and sexuality while questioning the boundaries of gender.
10. Sea Wife/ by Amity Gaige- https://amzn.to/3hrWcod
When Michel informs hid wife Juliet- a depressed new mom, that he is leaving his work and buying a sailboat, she grasps in the fresh start for her family and herself. The family learns to crew the boat together in a constantly changing sea. Sea Wife is a lovely escapism book balanced well between the real and the metaphorical.
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11. The Theatre for Dreamers/ by Polly Samson- https://amzn.to/3hrFfKI
The theatre for dreamers describes an era as well as a place just in times we needed it the most. A group of artists with utopian dreams and rebellion spirit that could only exist back in the ’60s, and nonetheless, the story takes place on the magical Greek island of Hydra.
12. The Only Gaijin in the Village/ by Iain Maloney- https://amzn.to/30SScYb
Iain Maloney, a Scottish writer and his Japanese wife, Minori decides to settle in rural Japan. The cultural shock of the countryside of Japan is still present a decade after their move. Maloney, share insights into a part of Japan rarely seen.
13. Humankind: A Hopeful History/ by Rutger Bregman- https://amzn.to/37u7LGJ
The Humankind book is a travel in time. Deliver written proves that we are programmed for kindness. This great storytelling is trying to overpower what we were taught- that we are by nature, selfish, and driven by competition. Bregman presents a firm evolutionary basis to his declarations.
14. Real Life/ By Brandon Taylor- https://amzn.to/3edzKNm
The book-real life allows its readers to explore the life of queer people of color in a Midwestern university town. This novel will make you think, is it possible to overcome our wounds, and what is the price we will pay to try doing so?
15. To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace/ by Kapka Kassabova- https://amzn.to/3d3aDLQ
The two ancient lakes, Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa joined by an underground river. The lakes are situated within the borderlands of North Macedonia, Albania and Greece. This lake region remained one of the most diverse corners of the Balkan.
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16. Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan./ by Michael Booth- https://amzn.to/2zvUYai
Booth, fascinated by the region, travels by cars, ferries, and trains experiencing the different cultures of these nations, all to examine whether the burden of their past affects their present affairs. Three Tigers, One Mountain have the right balance of travel descriptions and background information.
17. Hidden Places: An Inspired Traveller’s Guide/ by Sarah Baxter- https://amzn.to/3e2TWSe
Twenty-five escapes collection into one tressure book. Baxter shows her reader the places they never thought they needed to see. This book will help you plan your next trip, adding obscure locations to your growing bucket list.
18. The Mercies/ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave- https://amzn.to/30G0Ske
The Mercies will open a whole new chapter in history for you; you will find the book astonishing you won’t be able to put the book down.
When the twenty-year-old Maren is standing on the steep coast in Norway, she sees forty fishers, including her father and brother drowning in a storm. The women of this tiny arctic village had to survive on their own and protect themselves from an evil mindset about to arrive in their town.
19. Wanderland/ by Jini Reddy- https://amzn.to/2XZP62z
Reddy, a journalist from London with multicultural roots- was born in London to Indian parents, who grew up in apartheid-era in South Africa, and was raised in Canada. Jini sets off in pursuit of the connection to Britain’s natural world. Jini rediscovers landscapes and people of her homeland and falls in love with it.
20. Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country/ by Sierra Crane Murdoch- https://amzn.to/2YyZDAW
Yellow Bird traces the story of Lisa- Yellow Bird since she got out of prison only to discover her home, in an Indian reservation in North Dakota, altered by the oil corporate. And is now almost unrecognized to her. One morning an oil worker strangely vanished Lisa’s hunting journey for clues begins.