My favourite type of book is the travel book, especially when the author has travelled slowly and the hard way, by foot or bike or similar, through challenging and difficult terrain.
I have just finished “The year we seized the day” co- authored by Elizabeth Best & Colin Bowles. It fitted into all the above categories. They walked the 800km pilgrim trail of the Camino in Spain. They write alternate chapters and the chapters are short, mostly 2 to 3 pages each. Colin writes with a cynical look at life while Eli is more lyrical but both write from deep within their heart and soul and take us on a journey which is far more than just a travelogue. The reader is taken, step by blistered step with them and at the end I had tears in my eyes as they finally reach their destination.
I came across this very appropriate quote….
“Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are”