Books for Reading on the Go

By Ashley Rands, Marketing

When summer rolls around, finding time to read can always be a challenge. There are so many benefits to reading so why do we forego it? Instead of pushing reading, try reading on the go. We have some great recommendations for what sort of books you can read easily on the go or when you have limited time. 

Short Story Collections

Opt for collections of short stories by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Roald Dahl, or Alice Munro. You can enjoy complete narratives in shorter sittings, making them perfect for reading during commutes or breaks. You don’t even need to read the collection of short stories in order but jump around to whatever suits your fancy.


Novellas are shorter novels that can be read in one or two sittings. Some examples include Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. We have some other recommendations if you are seeking a shorter novel to sink your teeth into.

Thrillers and Suspense Novels

Fast-paced and gripping thrillers are excellent choices for reading on the go. Authors like Dan Brown, Gillian Flynn, or James Patterson offer thrilling narratives that can keep you engaged during travel. It will be hard to put them down but getting engaged in the story is that much easier. Check out our post for spooky reading recommendations.

Poetry Collections

Poetry is often compact and can be savored in small doses. Carry a collection by poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, or Rupi Kaur to enjoy beautiful verses wherever you are.

Travel Literature

Delve into travel literature and explore the world through the words of authors like Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, or Elizabeth Gilbert. These books can transport you to different places, making them fitting companions for your own travels.

Graphic Novels or Comics

Engaging and visually appealing, graphic novels and comics provide a compelling reading experience on the go. These stories are often complex and yet shorter than full length novels. Examples include “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi, “Watchmen” by Alan Moore, or “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan.

Self-Help or Motivational Books

Books that offer personal development, motivation, or inspiration can be consumed in smaller portions, allowing you to reflect on their messages while on the move. Authors like Brené Brown, Dale Carnegie, or Eckhart Tolle provide uplifting and insightful reads.

Remember to consider the nature of your journey and personal preferences when selecting books for reading on the go. Choose books that capture your interest, are easy to carry, and fit your reading style and time constraints during travel.

Reading on the Go