Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way
I love travel IN LIFE. If you’ve read my bio you know I’d like to be a traveling nomad (I guess I’d bring Will along with me haha). But I can’t always travel so I looooove travel in my books whether it be fiction or travelogues!
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: This has both all the makings of a fun road trip but it heartfelt and deals with a teen losing a parent. It’s one of my all time favorite contemporary books and definitely my fave road trip book in YA!
In Honor by Jessi Kirby: I don’t know what my deal is with road trips that somehow also deal with grief but it is what it is. I thought this one was good and loved the road trip element to it!
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: One of my all time favorite books EVER. It made me miss Paris so hard.
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: I think this book made me FEEL the travel more than any book ever. I NEED to go backpacking in South America! Seriously, the vividness and the essence of travel that Kirsten Hubbard brings makes this one of my favorite armchair vacations.
The Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: This one takes place for a while in an airport and on a plane! And it’s swoony! And then LONDON. I really enjoyed this one for something really cute and light that you’ll read in a flash!
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney: OMG OMG this comes out TODAY SO GO BUY IT. I love this book! And the main character, Danny, travels to Japan and really I just thought it was one of the best male POVs I’ve read in a while.
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck: This is a more quiet travelogue but I loved the reflective nature and how John Steinbeck and his dog travel across America. As much as I’m always dying for exotic locales he made me want to hit the road here in my own country!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: I know people either love or hate this one but I really enjoyed it and couldn’t get enough of her travel (I know, I know…she was given an advance to write this and go on the trip) but I really connected with it. I loved Italy and India the best and unfortunately got bored of Indonesia after awhile but this one definitely got me into travelogues and I think is a good start for someone who is wary of them.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: PARISSSS! I love getting to watch Anna discover the city as she is there for school.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: Jenny Han knows how to show what a good summer vacation tradition looks like. There isn’t a whole lot to do with traveling but I think vacationing is a form of travel and sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy a setting you are already familiar with because it might seem to stay the same but you certainly don’t and there’s always something to discover. I think Jenny Han writes an amazing beach setting and I love it!
What about you? What are your favorite books that feature travel in some way??