Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way (road trips, airplanes, travelogues, anything where there is traveling in the book).

1) Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

2) Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon

3) Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor

4) Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs: The Left Bank World of Shakespeare and Co by Jeremy Mercer

5) On the Road by Jack Kerouac

6) Paper Towns by John Green (great road trip book)

7) Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks

8) Imagined London by Anna Quindlen

9) In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (almost all Bryson books!)

10) Novel Destination by Shannon Mckenna Schmidt (best bibliophile travel book ever)

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12 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

This is a great topic! So many came to my mind, but the first one was Honeymoon with my Brother. I really enjoyed that one.

annieb said...

I have read a lot of the books on your list. Bill Bryson rocks! Jonathan Raban is another of my faves. American Glory about his trip from the source of the Mississippi to New Orleans in a small boat is fabulous.

JoAnn said...

What a fun topic! I loved numbers 1 and 10, and must read Anna Quindlen's Imagined London.

Loni said...

I definitely need to read some books by Bill Bryson....

My Top Ten

Nikki Steele @ BookPairing.com said...

This fits perfectly with what I've been looking for! I already have Travels with Charley on my roadtrip reading list, but will have to put on Paper Towns as hubby has been wanting to read some John Green for a while!

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Wow - the only book we have in common is On The Road! But I did have Bryson's A Walk in the Woods.... still need to read Sunburned Country.

Rob said...

Definitely check out Long Way Down if you enjoyed Long Way Round. I love them both.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - I have that one on my shelf right now! I guess I'll need to get to it sooner rather than later.

annieb - I've never read Raban, but the book you described sounds awesome! Must check it out.

JoAnn - I get out my copy of Novel Destination every single time I'm planning a trip. I love that books.

Loni - He is just so funny.

Nikki - Paper Towns is a great one, but Travels with Charley is one of my all-time favs.

Sarah - A Walk in the Woods is my second favorite Bryson book!

Rob - I didn't know there was a seuqel! I'm definitely going to have to read that one.

Ruth Donnelly said...

Oh, my! Novel Destinations sounds fantastic! I just requested it from the library, but it sounds like something I will eventually want to buy.

LBC said...

I haven't read Paper Towns, but I love John Green. An Abundance of Katherines is a road-trip book too, and the characters travel in The Fault in Our Stars.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Ruth - Enjoy! My copy is full of highlights and comments at this point. It's a good one to own.

LBC - Green is definitely big on road tripping!

bkclubcare said...

Goodness, I can't think of any! I did read Paper Towns - that is a good one. Wait, didn't Abundance of Katherine's have a roadtrip, too?