Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers there at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!
Today’s topic is the Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way, which I actually had a lot of trouble with initially until I realized I was WAY over-thinking this. Turns out I have read plenty of books that feature travel – one of my favorite series EVER has traveling in pretty much every single installment – and I didn’t have to think about this in terms of road trips or anything else. So, here’s my list!
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy and friends travel all across the US (from east coast to west coast) in this book, plus take a trip into the Underworld. Actually, every single book in this series except book five involves travel of some sort, sequel series included.
The 39 Clues series by Various Authors
Dan and Amy Cahill travel all over the world in search of clues to a family secret in these books. There’s planes, trains and automobiles (and boats!) galore.
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport by Deborah Oppenheimer & Mark Jonathan Harris
This book details the journeys of several Jewish children who were allowed to leave their countries and travel to England during WWII.
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo’s journey through Middle-earth is basically a traveloge, complete with his complaining the entire way.
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Gen’s journey via horseback to find a hidden temple is definitely one of the best books I’ve read. I really need to read the rest of the series.
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
There’s a pretty important road trip at the beginning of this book that helps bring the two main characters together.
The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards
This MG book is set during the time of Sinbad, and includes a journey by boat to a deserted island.
Venom by Fiona Paul
Ever wanted to travel via gondola? Cass does quite a bit of that in this book!
Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize by Esther Friesner
Join Helen before she was the face that launched a thousand ships as she meets Greek heroes aplenty and even joins Jason’s crew on the search for the Golden Fleece.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Ruby and company set out from a terrible camp in search of a safe haven in the woods. There’s lots of journey-by-car in this book, although that’s certainly not the main point.
So there are my picks for this week. What did you choose? Please link me!