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Books! Where would we be without them?!

Books have been our faithful companions as we journeyed through the world. Here we share the ones we read about overlanding and other adventurous undertakings, guidebooks we particularly enjoyed or found useful, as well as also books that help(ed) me understand the country/region we were/are traveling in.

New on the list (July 2018)

My Favorite Women Adventurers

  1. The Pants of Perspective, by Anna McNuff – Running the almost 2000-mile Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand with a great sense of humor.
  2. Love with a Chance of Drowning, by Torre deRoche – Being scarred of the ocean when falling in love with a guy who is about to sail across the world. What do you do? Sail or lose your love
  3. Woman in the Wilderness, by Miriam Lancewood – Living in New Zealand’s wilderness for years where they hunt for their food, Miriam and Peter have fascinating stories to share.

Books about Russia

Among other books in English:

  1. Russia: A Short History, by Abraham Ascher – I found this readable and concise read about Russia’s history captivating.
  2. Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months – Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, and China, by Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly – A great adventure on recumbent bikes.
  3. Prisoner of the OGPU: Four Years in a Soviet Labor Camp, by George Kitchin – A heart-wrenching read about Stalin’s horrors.

In Dutch:
Drie boeken van Jelle Brandt Corstius:

  1. Kleine Landjes
  2. Van Moskou tot Medan
  3. Rusland voor Gevorderden

Books about Countries

If you prefer searching for books per country, I have blog posts with books on:

Books about Overlanding

Specific pages with books dedicated to overlanding:

Book Suggestions?

With the next phase of our journey going through Russia, Mongolia and the Stan Countries, I am interested in books about those countries & cultures. Do you have recommendations for our book list? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!


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2 thoughts on “Shop – Books

  1. Great to read of your travels far and beyond as shared on your easy to navigate website. We have in recent years self-published a book of our journey in our Series 3 LWB Land Rover camper, 40,000 miles through 29 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia in 1977 – a mere trifle of a journey compared to your mega trips. However following our travels we did return to Mali West Africa where we worked for 14 years and brought up our family of 4 children with many overland trips as part of our daily activities. We are excited now to be promoting our book called “Strangers like Angels – with a devil or two to boot”.
    Wishing you safe travels, Greetings from Alec & Jan Forman.

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