Books have the ability to transport us between trips, to introduce us to new and exotic destinations to which we wish to travel, and to be travel companions. Be inspired to read and travel by the books Jules Verne Reads.



Books about River Journeys

These voyages of discovery and wonder have been inspiring writers for generations

February 2018 • Jules Verne

Our Top Picks from the 2017 Man Booker International Prize Longlist

Great literature makes great travel inspiration, and the Man Booker International Prize is the epitome of great literature.

October 2017 • Jules Verne

Books about Sicily

The beautiful island of Sicily is one of our most popular destinations, and with good reason.

July 2017 • Jules Verne

Light Holiday Reads Perfect for Summer

Even those with the most highbrow-tastes enjoy a light read during the summer months. Kick back and be inspired to travel with Jules Verne.

May 2017 • Jules Verne

5 Inspiring Books Set In The Balkans

The intense fighting and political unrest has drawn writers from all over the world to this deeply divided region.

May 2017 • Jules Verne

5 Amazing Books Inspired by Russia

Our top five books inspired by Russia will kindle a desire to visit this impressive country.

April 2017 • Jules Verne

Spring Poetry from Around the World

Spring is the season of flashes of colour and bursts of new life.

February 2017 • Jules Verne

5 Inspiring Books About Burma

Here we share our favourite books that have been inspired by travels to this beautiful country

5 Jan 2017 • Jules Verne

5 Inspiring Books Set in Italy

Italy’s rich culture, fascinating history and beautiful landscapes have been inspiring literature since time immemorial.

January 2017 • Jules Verne

Books to Inspire Tours around China

Be moved to travel around China's vast and varied landscapes by these books which capture the country’s spirit, as chosen by our travel experts.

January 2017 • Jules Verne

A Literary Grand Tour of Europe

The elite classes would travel across Europe, enjoying a liberal education in art, architecture, and history.

January 2017 • Jules Verne

Travel Book Gift Guide

Since starting the #JulesVerneReads series, we’ve found many books which we think our friends and family would love to read

November 2016 • Jules Verne

Books to Inspire Tours around India

The magic and majesty of India lends itself to fictionalisation like no other country in the world.

October 2016 • Jules Verne

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