Whenever I am travelling, I always bring at least four books along. What can I say, I like options! If you have a trip coming up and are not sure what to bring, here are 5 great books that are perfect for a road trip.

Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson

If you’re looking for an adventure like none other, pick up this memoir by Robyn Davidson, a woman who moved to the Australian Outback, learned how to train camels, and then crossed the desert by herself with her trusty companion Diggity.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

This is a classic book filled with adventure, self-discovery, and learning to deal with personal trauma. This is an empowering story of how Cheryl Strayed found peace and happiness through one of the toughest times of her life – the ending of her first marriage and her mother’s death – all set to the backdrop of the Pacific Coast Trail.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

“In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.”

The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Hitting the open road can lead to a lot of personal reflection. If you’re looking to make some changes to your thinking and life, this book has the inspiration and encouragement needed to take a leap of faith and say “yes” to the unknown.

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

Brené Brown spent the past three years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame and is also the author of three #1 New York Time Bestsellers. So in short: she knows what she’s talking about. In Rising Strong Brené shares the results of years of research on how to get up after you’ve fallen. A great gift for someone who is going through something tough right now.