We love to read, and we love to travel so we can read even more. Nothing like blasting through a novel in an afternoon by the pool.
But when we’re done with the book, what next? Haul it with us all the way to Rangoon? Or toss it? Such a waste.
Book exchange is the answer. Some of our best reads have come quite by accident, when we run out of our own literary stock and find ourselves perusing a very motley and eclectic mix of stuff that other readers have donated, or simply left behind when they moved down the road.
Many hotels and B&Bs curate these orphan reads on “exchange racks.” Leave a book. Take a book. Simple rules.
The Travelodge hotel group in the United Kingdom recently compiled a Top 10 list of books “left behind.” Can you say “Shades of Gray.” Other familiar titles dot the list.
Use our comment link to tell us about marvelous books that you never knew you wanted or would even like, but found yourself reading with gusto after you picked them up from exchange shelves in your travels.