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#1 Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
#2 A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Eric Newby)
#3 The Places in Between (Rory Stewart)
#4 Chronicle in Stone (Ismael Kadare)
#5 Land of Eagles (Robin Hanbury-Tenison)
#6 Sands of Death (Michael Asher)
#7 Sahara Man (Jeremy Keenan)
#8 A Tramp in Spain: From Andalusia to Andorra (Bart Kennedy)
#9 Angola: The Weight of History (Patrick Chaba)
#10 The Night of the Rambler (Montague Kobbe)
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“The Travel Book” Book Recommendations

Rank Items
#1 Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
#2 A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Eric Newby)
#3 The Places in Between (Rory Stewart)
#4 Chronicle in Stone (Ismael Kadare)
#5 Land of Eagles (Robin Hanbury-Tenison)
#6 Sands of Death (Michael Asher)
#7 Sahara Man (Jeremy Keenan)
#8 A Tramp in Spain: From Andalusia to Andorra (Bart Kennedy)
#9 Angola: The Weight of History (Patrick Chaba)
#10 The Night of the Rambler (Montague Kobbe)
#11 Endurance (Alfred Lansing)
#12 Annie John (Jamaica Kincaid)
#13 Visions of Ararat (Christopher J. Walker)
#14 Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (Donald E. Miller)
#15 Cloudstreet (Tim Winton)
#16 The Piano Teacher (Elfriede Jelinek)
#17 Ali and Nino (Kurban Said)
#18 Paradise Overdose (Brian Antoni)
#19 Looking for Dilmun (Geoffrey Bibby)
#20 In the Castle of My Skin (George Lamming)
#21 Voices From Chernobyl (Svetlana Alexievich)
#22 Neither Here nor There (Bill Bryson)
#23 The Last Fight of the Scarlet Macaw (Bruce Barcott)
#24 The Viceroy of Ouidah (Bruce Chatwin)
#25 Show Me the Magic (Annie Caulfield)
#26 Bermuda’s Story (Terry Tucker)
#27 Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan (Jamie Zeppa)
#28 Buttertea at Sunrise (Britta Das)
#29 The Fat Man From La Paz (Rosario Santo)
#30 Sarajevo Marlboro (Miljenko Jergović)
#31 People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
#32 Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind (Bessie Head)
#33 Manifesto Antropófago (Oswald De Andrade)
#34 Some Girls: My Life in a Harem (Jillian Lauren)
#35 The Great Railway Bazaar (Paul Theroux)
#36 The Rose of the Balkans (Ivan Ilchev)
#37 Burkina Faso (Pierre Englebert)
#38 Un Voyage Intérieur Au Burkina Faso (Antoine Périgot)
#39 Strength in What Remains (Tracy Kidder)
#40 Stay Alive, My Son (Pin Yathay)
#41 First They Killed My Father (Loung Ung)
#42 The Poor Christ of Bomba (Mongo Beti)
#43 Cameroon With Egbert (Dervla Murphy)
#44 A Zoo in My Luggage (Gerald Durrell)
#45 The Bafut Beagles (Gerard Darel)
#46 Selected Stories (Alice Munro)
#47 Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
#48 Arquipélago (Jorge Barbosa)
#49 Cayman Cowboys (Eric Douglas)
#50 The Central African Republic: The Continent’s Hidden Heart (Thomas O’Toole)
#51 Le Commandant Chaka (Baba Moustapha)
#52 Chad: A Nation in Search of Its Future (Mario J. Azevedo, Emmanuel U. Nnadozie)
#53 Clandestine in Chile (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
#54 Country Driving (Peter Hessler)
#55 Tiger Head, Snake Tails (Jonathan Fenby)
#56 Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
#57 The Comoro Islands: Struggle Against Dependency in the Indian Ocean (Malyn Newitt)
#58 King Leopold’s Ghost (Adam Hochschild)
#59 In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz (Michela Wrong)
#60 Congo Journey (Redmond O’Hanlon)
#61 An Island to Oneself (Tom Neale)
#62 Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (Barbara Ras)
#63 Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote (Ahmadou Kourouma)
#64 Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Rebecca West)
#65 Cafe Europa (Slavenka Drakulic)
#66 Our Man in Havana (Graham Greene)
#67 Enduring Cuba (Zoe Bran)
#68 Journey Into Cyprus (Colin Thubron)
#69 Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (Lawrence Durrell)
#70 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera)
#71 Smilla’s Sense of Snow (Peter Høeg)
#72 The Land Without Shadows (Abdourahman Waberi)
#73 Voyage in the Dark (Jean Rhys)
#74 The Orchid House (Phyllis Shand Allfrey)
#75 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
#76 In the Time of the Butterflies (Julia Alvarez)
#77 Selected Poems of Jorge Carrera Andrade (Jorge Carrera Andrade)
#78 The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib Mahfouz)
#79 Sunset Oasis (Bahaa Taher)
#80 The Yacoubian Building (Alaa Al Aswany)
#81 Salvador (Joan Didion)
#82 The English (Jeremy Paxman)
#83 The Wonga Coup (Adam Roberts)
#84 I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (Michaela Wrong)
#85 The Czar’s Madman (Jaan Kross)
#86 Between Each Breath (Adam Thorpe)
#87 Wax and Gold (Donald N. Levine)
#88 A Falkland Islander Till I Die (Terrence Severine Betts)
#89 Kava in the Blood (Peter Thomson)
#90 Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
#91 A Moveable Feast (Ernest Hemingway)
#92 Bonjour Tristesse (Francoise Sagan)
#93 Papillon (Henry Charriere)
#94 Chaff on the Wind (Ebou Dibba)
#95 Bread and Ashes (Tony Anderson)
#96 Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry (Peter Nasmyth)
#97 Faust (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
#98 The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ayi Kwei Armah)
#99 The Hill of Kronos (Peter Levi)
#100 Little Infamies (Panos Karnezis)
#101 Last Places (Lawrence Millman)
#102 Under the Silk Cotton Tree (Jean Buffong)
#103 Birds (Saint-John Perse)
#104 Captured: The Forgotten Men of Guam (Roger Mansell)
#105 Men of Maize (Miguel Ángel Asturias)
#106 The African Child (Camara Laye)
#107 Under the Neem Tree (Susan Lowerre)
#108 Buxton Spice (Oonya Kempadoo)
#109 The Big Truck That Went by (Jonathan Katz)
#110 The Dew Breaker (Edwidge Danticat)
#111 El Gran Hotel (Guillermo Yuscarán)
#112 The Soccer War (Ryszard Kapuściński)
#113 Tai-Pan (James Clavell)
#114 The Piano Teacher (Janice Y. K. Lee)
#115 Fatelessness (Imre Kertesz)
#116 Independent People (Halldór Laxness)
#117 Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)
#118 A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
#119 The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai)
#120 Saman (Aya Utami)
#121 The Way of the World (Nicolas Bouvier)
#122 Mirrors of the Unseen (Jason Elliot)
#123 The Thousand and One Nights
#124 The Occupation of Iraq (Ali A. Allawi)
#125 Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
#126 My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel (Ari Shavit)
#127 The Iron Cage (Rashid Khalidi)
#128 Vroom by the Sea (Peter Moore)
#129 Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
#130 I Am a Cat (Natsume Sōseki)
#131 The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
#132 Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
#133 Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T.E. Lawrence)
#134 Petra: Lost City of the Ancient World (Christian Auge & Jean-Marie Dentzer)
#135 Apples Are From Kazakhstan (Christopher Robbins)
#136 The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (Lt. Colonel, J.H. Patterson, D.S.O)
#137 The Lunatic Express (Charles Miller)
#138 A Pattern of Islands (Arthur Grimble)
#139 Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know (Tim Judah)
#140 Days of Fear (John Levins)
#141 Jamilia (Chingiz Aitmatov)
#142 Another Quiet American (Brett Dakins)
#143 One Foot in Laos (Dervla Murphy)
#144 The Merry Baker of Riga (Boris Zemtzov)
#145 Pity the Nation (Robert Fisk)
#146 The Rock of Tanios (Amin Maalouf)
#147 Basali! Stories by and About Women in Lesotho (K. Limakatso Kendall)
#148 Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman (Mpho M’atsepo Nthunya)
#149 Journey Without Maps (Graham Greene)
#150 The Mask of Anarchy (Stephen Ellis)
#151 In the Country of Men (Hisham Matar)
#152 Libya: Continuity and Change (Ronald Bruce St. John)
#153 Liechtenstein: A Modern History (David Beattie)
#154 The Last Girl (Stephen Collishaw)
#155 How to Remain What You Are (George Erasmus)
#156 City of Broken Promises (Austin Coates)
#157 Hidden Macedonia (Christopher Deliso)
#158 A History of Madagascar (Mervyn Brown)
#159 The Rainmaker (Steve Chimombo)
#160 The Looming Shadow (Legson Kayira)
#161 The Harmony Silk Factory (Tash Aw)
#162 The Rice Mother (Rani Manicka)
#163 Beach Babylon (Imogen Edward-Jones)
#164 Segu (Maryse Condé)
#165 The Great Siege: Malta 1565 (Emle Bradford)
#166 Stories From the Marshall Islands (Jack A. Tobin)
#167 The Collected Poetry (Aimé Césaire)
#168 Texaco (Patrick Chamoiseau)
#169 Malemort (Édouard Glissant)
#170 Travels in Mauritania (Peter Hudson)
#171 Paul Et Virginie (Jacques-Henri Bernardin De Saint-Pierre)
#172 Where the Air Is Clear (Carlos Fuentes)
#173 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (Isabel Alcantara, Sandra Egnolff)
#174 His Majesty O’Keefe (Lawrence Klingman, Gerald Green)
#175 The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture (Charles King)
#176 Loser Takes All (Graham Green)
#177 Moron to Moron: Two Men, Two Bikes, One Mongolian Misadventure (Tom Doig)
#178 Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro (Elizabeth Roberts)
#179 The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca (Tahir Shah)
#180 The Last Flight of the Flamingo (Mia Couto)
#181 From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey (Pascal Khoo Thwe)
#182 Burmese Days (George Orwell)
#183 Born of the Sun: A Namibian Novel (Joseph Diescho)
#184 Arresting God in Kathmandu (Samrat Upadhyay)
#185 The Ascent of Rum Doodle (W.E. Bowman)
#186 The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
#187 Nights of Storytelling (Raylene Ramsay)
#188 The Bone People (Keri Hulme)
#189 Stories and Poems/Cuentos Y Poesías (Rubén Darío)
#190 The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (Salman Rushdie)
#191 The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War. (Gioconda Belli)
#192 Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa (Peter Chilson)
#193 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
#194 The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Victor Cha)
#195 Eureka Street (Robert Mcliam Wilson)
#196 The Eggman’s Apprentice (Maurice Leitch)
#197 My Struggle (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
#198 Sultan in Oman (Jan Morris)
#199 Atlantis of the Sands (Ranulph Fiennes)
#200 Burnt Shadows (Kamila Shamsie)
#201 The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Moshin Hamid)
#202 Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesia (R.E. Johannes)
#203 The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 (David McCullough)
#204 Throwim Way Leg (Tim Flannery)
#205 Four Corners: A Journey Into the Heart of Papua New Guinea (Kira Salak)
#206 I the Supreme (Augusto Roa Bastos)
#207 Conversations in the Cathedral (Mario Vargas Llosa)
#208 In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines (Stanley Karnow)
#209 Dusk (F. Sionil Jose)
#210 Serpent in Paradise (Dea Birkett)
#211 Heart of Europe: A Short History of Poland (Norman Davies)
#212 God’s Playground: A History of Poland (Norman Davies)
#213 Memorial Do Convento (José Saramago)
#214 Sweet Diamond Dust (Rosario Ferré)
#215 The Rum Diary (Hunter S. Thompson)
#216 Arabian Time Machine: Self-Portrait of an Oil State (Helga Graham)
#217 Along the Enchanted Way (William Blacker)
#218 War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
#219 We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
#220 Only God Can Make a Tree (Betram Roach)
#221 Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (Derek Walcott)
#222 The Moon Is Following Me (Cecil Browne)
#223 In Search of Tusitala (Gavin Bell)
#224 A Freak of Freedom: Or the Republic of San Marino (James Theodore Bent)
#225 Equador (Miguel Sousa Tavares)
#226 Arabian Sands (Wilfred Thesiger)
#227 Lanark (Alasdair Gray)
#228 God’s Bits of Wood (Ousmane Sembène)
#229 So Long a Letter (Mariama Bâ)
#230 The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Tim Judah)
#231 Seychelles Since 1770: History of a Slave and Post-Slavery Society (Deryck Scarr)
#232 The Devil That Danced on the Water (Aminatta Forna)
#233 Ancestor Stones (Aminatta Forna)
#234 Foreign Bodies (Hwee Hwee Tan)
#235 That Alluring Land: Slovak Tales by Timrava (Bozena Slancikova-Timrava)
#236 Forbidden Bread (Erica Johnson Debeljak)
#237 Solomon Time (Will Randall)
#238 The World’s Most Dangerous Place (James Ferguson)
#239 Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)
#240 A Geek in Korea (Daniel Tudor)
#241 I’ll Be Right There (Kyung-Sook Shin)
#242 Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan (Angela Fisher, Carol Beckwith)
#243 Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
#244 Roads to Santiago (Cees Nooteboom)
#245 Funny Boy (Shyam Selvadurai)
#246 Reef (Romesh Gunesekera)
#247 Emma’s War (Deborah Scroggins)
#248 Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice (Mark Plotkin)
#249 The Kingdom of Swaziland (D. Hugh Gillis)
#250 Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren)
#251 At Home: A Selection of Stories (Franz Hohler)
#252 The Dark Side of Love (Rafik Schami)
#253 The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific (Graeme Lay)
#254 A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers (Hsiao Li-Hung)
#255 Land Beyond the River (Monica Whitlock)
#256 The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (And Queens, New York) (Theodore Levin)
#257 Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and Its Invaders (Richard Hall)
#258 Monsoon Country (Pira Sudham)
#259 The Story of Tibet: Conversations With the Dalai Lama (Thomas Laird)
#260 Trespassers on the Roof of the World (Peter Hopkirk)
#261 The Crossing: A Story of East Timor (Luis Cardoso)
#262 The Village of Waiting (George Packer)
#263 An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean (William Mariner)
#264 The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (Monique Roffey)
#265 Lion Mountain (Mustapha Tlili)
#266 The Pillar of Salt (Albert Memmi)
#267 Istanbul: Memories and the City (Orhan Pamuk)
#268 Unknown Sands (John W. Kropf)
#269 A Summer on the Borders of the Caribbean Sea (J. Dennis Harris)
#270 Where the Hell Is Tuvalu? (Philip Ells)
#271 Time and Tide: The Islands of Tuvalu (Peter Bennetts, Tony Wheeler)
#272 Waiting (Goretti Kyomuhendo)
#273 Death and the Penguin (Andrey Kurkov)
#274 Dubai: The Story of the World’s Fastest City (Jim Krane)
#275 Travels With Charley (John Steinbeck)
#276 Blue Highways (William Least Heat-Moon)
#277 On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
#278 The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Peter Hopkirk)
#279 Getting Stoned With Savages (J. Maarten Troost)
#280 A Season for the Dead (David Hewson)
#281 Dumb Luck (Vu Trong Phung)
#282 Land of Love and Drowning (Tiphanie Yanique)
#283 The Marriage of Opposites (Alice Hoffman)
#284 Random Deaths and Custard (Catrin Dafydd)
#285 Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land (Tim MacKintosh-Smith)
#286 A Point of No Return (Fwanyanga M. Mulikita)
#287 Kakuli (Norman Carr)
#288 The Unheard (Josh Swiller)
#289 The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe (Peter Godwin)

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