Books to read before I venture West

I'm FINALLY getting to California. here are the books that will get me in the mindset - I am taking suggestions
  1. America Day by Day by Simone de Beauvoir
    Because she literally travels across the States. And because I should probably read de Beauvoir before I die and it's too late forever.
  2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY and I've used the term "Kerouac-ian" to describe this trip several dozen times already.
  3. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
    I don't think I need a reason to include Gloria on this list but I'll provide one anyway: Because I am a girl.