Top Ten Tuesday # 8: Books Featuring Travel

June 4, 2013 A.G. Howard, Alex Garland, Brodi Ashton, Cheryl Strayed, Cormac MacCarthy, Gayle Forman, Jessica Buchanan, John Green, Julie Kagawa, Kasie West, Top Ten Tuesday 11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:
 Top Ten Books Featuring Travel

I love this topic because with summer upon us, travel is on a lot of our minds.  Alas, I have no trips planned…yet.  But I hope that YOU do!  Share your links below, and let me know about your summer travel plans.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank House.  This scene was moving for a lot of reasons, but it really resonated with me because I had my own Amsterdam trip and a visit to the AFH a few years ago.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed: I’m not into camping (I need electricity and a proper bed!), but this memoir about a young woman who takes a solo trek on the Pacific Coast Trail could almost make me reconsider.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Gayle really has a way with romance, doesn’t she?  I LOVED this book, and the depictions of London, Paris, and the Netherlands added major points on the romance scale.  My review is here.

Splintered by A.G. Howard: This spin on a classic fairy tale features a wildly imaginative trip to Wonderland.  My review is here

Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan: This is not a trip that any of us would want to replicate, but Jessica Buchanan tells her incredible story of kidnapping in Somalia and her eventual rescue by Seal Team Six.  My review is here.
  

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa: The first book in The Iron Fey series features a trip to the land of Nevernever through a portal in a closet.  Gremlins, faeries, and a talking cat are just a few of the creatures you’ll encounter in this world.  My review is here.

The Road by Cormac MacCarthy: The Road is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic stories, and it shows that humans can be some of the most terrifying monsters of all.  A father and son hit…the road…seeking a possible refuge on the coast.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton: Nikki’s trip to the underworld is not a pleasant one, but she’s got Cole to keep her company.  (Although I still think I’m more of a Jack fan.)

Pivot Point by Kasie West: Pivot Point does not feature travel in the traditional sense, but Addie “travels” down two simultaneous paths in life, with two very different results.  My review is here.

The Beach by Alex Garland: This books shows us the horror that is possible even in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.




    

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11 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday # 8: Books Featuring Travel”

  1. thesideofwonder

    ohhhh Just One Day and The Fault in our Stars. So many feels! I didn’t include them on my list because I feel like I repeat myself too much with my book choices! Great list 😀

  2. bookshelffantasies.com

    Great list! I can’t believe I didn’t think of The Road when I was working on this. What a terrific (but awful) book. I put Wild and Just One Day on my list as well. Lots here for me to check out!

    Lisa
    My TTT

  3. Ems

    I ADORED Splintered. I didn’t even think to include it on my list! Shame on me. 😛

    I’ve read The Iron Fey series & Everneath from your list (and tried TFioS, but couldn’t do it). I should pick up the others!

    Ems
    My Top Ten

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