Escape within your escape. Step to the rejuvinating territory of a desert armed with these texts to indulge in a place of relaxation and centered visions. These five books promote thought, scientific consideration, emotional scrutiny, and vivid visual explorations. See five books recommended for reading during your desert trip.
1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
When you are out there alone, this book will keep you stay “connected” with your peers. One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Probably this desert existed then, probably not. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
From $12.00 on Amazon.
2. On Color by David Kastan
Colors of the rocks and sand often change unnoticeably fast to our eyes in the desert. One minute we are bored by the infinite light golden yellow shade over exposed under the sun, but a few minutes later we are appalled by how many layers of colors coexist on one side of the mountain. You start to wonder what does a color or any color mean – do they actually exist? Do they only exist when you see them? This book offers an intriguing perspective looking at colors, culturally and anthropologically.
From $18.00 on Amazon.
3. Living in the Desert: Stunning Desert Homes and Houses
Depending on where you stay in the desert, a luxury iconic lodge or a primitive tent, a desire may occur to you at certain point: how do you live a stylish life in the desert. A very enjoyable companion for your doing nothing tea time in the desert.
From $21.00 on Amazon.
4. M Train by Patti Smith
Even thinking about Patti Smith makes you comfortable. Photos are beautiful. Murmurs and fragments feel real and sentimental. New York City becomes so close for a moment. You know you are traveling in a desert; this book makes your heart travel too.
From $11.99 on Amazon.
5. A Memory of the Future: Poems by Elizabeth Spires
O I remember days…
Climbing the branches of a tree
ripe and heavy with pomes.
Taking whatever I wanted.
There were always enough then.
From $17.00 on Amazon.
Lastly, stop reading put down your books, sit back, and gaze at the desert sky. The best stories are in the stars.
For more book recommendations: Summer Reading List.