Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Let's Go! My Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

I'm doing this week's Top Ten in order to challenge myself.  Before compiling this list, I didn't think I read a lot of books that involve travelling and I was right.  It's not something I've ever looked for specifically.  After looking at the books I've read, I'm going to tweak this list a little.  I'm going to make this a bit more about "journeys" than about "travel", though they will still be a type of physical journey.  Here are my Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way, in no particular order:

1. Canada, by Richard Ford - Going from a town in Montana to the middle-of-nowhere Saskatchewan can be quite interesting.
2. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, by Sophie Kinsella - Becky is excited to go to Manhattan and manages to bring all her London problems with her.
3. Prodigy, by Marie Lu - Traveling through dystopic America, an interesting contrast between two sides/extremes of the country.
4. Fever, by Lauren DeStefano - Another pair traveling through a different dystopic America, one that's really unsettling and possibly even more dangerous.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis - Takes us through Narnia.  I'd love to visit.
6. World War Z, by Max Brooks - We travel around the world, post-Zombie War, aka World War Z.
7. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - If you count floating around in the ocean as travel.
8. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien - They certainly travel far and there's a lot of walking.
9. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King - The Ka-Tet travels farther than any other in Mid-World.
10. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger - TIME Travel.

What books have you read about travel?  Do you have any recommendations for me?

14 comments:

  1. Great selection of books! I found it quite hard to put this list together too. I added The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe!

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    1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is an amazing book, though maybe they do more "traveling" in Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

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  2. Love the Hobbit! I just checked out World War Z, but haven't gotten to it yet. I love the Shopaholic series. Great list! Thanks for stopping by mine!
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

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    1. I loved World War Z... It looks like the movie is going to be nothing like the book :(

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  3. Great list, and you've definitely got some of my favorites here: Dark Tower series, Hobbit, Pi, Time Traveler's Wife! My son and I are reading the Narnia books together right now (we're on Prince Caspian), and loving them!

    Lisa
    My TTT

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    1. I'm excited for the day when I can read the Narnia books with my kids. They're still much too young.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! I seriously considered Life of Pi for my list (I just didn't because it makes my lists so often). I thought his voyage sounded wonderful, except for the almost-being-mince-meat part.
    Narnia is wonderful. I still wish I could visit it!
    I didn't enjoy The Hobbit too much, but he definitely had one crazy journey!

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    1. I should re-read Life of Pi, it's been so long since I've read it.
      The Hobbit isn't for everyone, but there's definitely a lot of travel in it.

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  5. Great list, Loni, I have several of these on my TBR list, and look forward to reading them!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier.

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    1. They are all books I enjoyed. I hope you do too.

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  6. I love Narnia, The Time Traveler's Wife, and The Hobbit! World War Z is on my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. World War Z is a fantastic book. I'm concerned that I'm going to strongly dislike the movie.

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  7. Yay for Time Traveler's Wife! And I can't believe I forgot Tolkien! What is wrong with me? LOL. I've read Legend by Marie Lu, but haven't read Prodigy yet.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Prodigy really gives you a view of what has happened to the entire country, not just June and Day's city.

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