Top Ten / Travelling in Books

Top Ten / Travelling in Books
I participate in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week the theme is Top Ten Books Featuring Travel in Some Way.

I do most of my travelling in books and so I’ve picked ten books that took me on abroad, on a journey or adventure, or just let me escape for a day.

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
Join Amy & Roger on a road trip across the USA. A lovely, cute, wonderful book, and all the other adjectives I’d usually use to describe a YA contemporary novel, but it also succeeds in introducing us to the authentic, extremely likeable, and relatable characters at its heart.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Attend a boarding school in Paris, France. Anna and the French Kiss is the sort of novel that makes me ‘squee’ and type in unnecessary capitals. I read it against recently as I took a day trip to Paris.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Go backpacking through Mayan villages and remote Belizean Islands. Bria Sandoval is an unlikely person to travel across the world solo until one day she decides to prove everyone wrong.

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It by Craig Taylor
Get to know the real London. Londoners is an intimate, revealing, honest, and witty book that you’ll be desperate to share with others.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
A trip from Florida to Maine could save your life. The Probability of Miracles is wacky, whimsical, sometimes ridiculous, and always completely eccentric. But do not let the ‘fish raining from the sky’ or ‘purple dandelions’ deter you from reading this story, it’s all part of its irrevocable charm.

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Escape North Korea. Nothing to Envy follows the enthralling lives of six people who we know eventually defected from North Korea, such as Jun-sang, the son of a wealthy family destined to join the Worker’s Party and his girlfriend Mi-ran, from a family ranked much lower in society meaning they must keep their relationship a secret.

Paper Towns by John Green
Take a road trip with new friends. I’m not a rebellious person at all but Paper Towns really did bring out my rebellious side. I just wanted to have a spontaneous road trip and do something completely uncharacteristic that I’ll remember forever. That’s what I think makes a good novel. Paper Towns makes you want to do something and it makes you feel something.

Friends Like These by Danny Wallace
And travel abroad to find old ones. Danny Wallace has friends. But as he nears 30, he can’t help wondering about his best childhood friends, whose names he finds in a long-forgotten address book. Where are they now-and where, really, is he? Acting on an impulse, he travels from London to Berlin, Tokyo, Australia, and California, risking rejection and ridicule to show up on his old pals’ doorsteps.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Journey across a parallel universe in which no thought goes unheard. The Knife of Never Letting Go is an incredible fast-paced, action-adventure novel with a dystopian twist.

Tempest by Julie Cross
Travel back in time. If I had to describe Tempest in one word? Fun. It’s a cinematic story, filled with action, mystery and romance.

And honourable mentions: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Probability of Love at First Sight, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Saving June and The Sea Sisters.

Top Ten / Travelling in Books

What are your favourite books that feature travelling?

23 thoughts on “Top Ten / Travelling in Books

  1. Great list 🙂 Most of these I haven’t heard of (Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Wanderlove, Friends Like These, and Tempest), but I want to read them now!

  2. Pretty much every list I’ve looked at has included Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour so it really looks like I ned to read that one!!

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  3. I looooove Anna. Looks like I have a few more to read based on your list! Especially Amy & Roger!

  4. I only read paper Towns on your list but I loved it. The rest are all on my tbr pile for hopefully this summer. 🙂

  5. I really want to read Patrick Ness’ series! Just One Day by Gayle Forman is one of my favourite books includes travel to Paris and Amsterdam.

  6. Oh wow! I’m really intrigued by the Londoners book. I’ll add that to my TBR list. Great list!

  7. I have Wanderlove – I’d love to travel to that part of South America myself! – and I loved Anna…

    Friends Like These sounds great, would love to read that one – especially as it’s Danny Wallace, it’s bound to be pretty funny right?

  8. I’ve seen Wanderlove show up on a few lists and I’ve decided that I need to read it, if only to travel to South America in book form!

  9. I love your list and your photos are pretty (def. living up to your name! ;))

    My list is at Come by and see me sometime!

  10. thesideofwonder

    Great selection! and I love your photos 😀 I really want to read Amy and Roger’s epic adventure.
    – Annette

  11. Interesting list, i just finished tempest last night! Filled with excitement and action.
    I’ll be reading the next book soon.
    Enjoy your reading 🙂

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