“And all I can do is read a book to stay awake,
And it rips my life away but it’s a great escape.
Escape, escape, escape. ~ No Rain by Blind Melon

The National Year of Reading theme for May is “Escape”

So what kind of “escape” are we talking about?

  • Escape from incarceration
  • Escape from oppression
  • Escape from a noisy mind
  • Escape for a holiday
  • Escape from the rat race
  • Escape from something else….

You can check out a great list of books on LibraryThing that have been tagged with “escape”.

To me “escape” means travel to exotic locations. Here are a couple of my favourite books about “escape”

  1. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux

This relates to my personal favourite genre – Travel with a twist