Jun 4, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (36)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books Featuring Travel

I haven't read a whole lot of books featuring travel as a central part of the novel (but gosh, do I wish I'd have read Amy & Roger's Epic Tour for this), but I have read books where travel is an aspect in some shape, way, or form. Here are some of those!

Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Not only is a Cas a ghost hunter who travels to find said ghosts, but he also does some traveling to figure some things out about Anna.

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
Another character who finds ghost, this is a super fun series with a wee bit of traveling (mainly throughout an area of California, but still).

Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine
This is first book in the Morganville Vampires where the characters actually leave Morganville--who'd have ever thought that would happen--and of course crazy things happen.

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
A great contemporary that features a trip to China.

The Wereling Series by Stephen Cole
Since Tom and Kate are on the run and searching for a cure to being a werewolf, they travel quite a bit.

The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz
Where don't these elite vampires travel? From exotic places to hot locations in the underworld, there's a fair amount of travel in this seven book series (not including novellas).

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
Traveling through fears, going from faction to faction, jumping on and off trains...

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
A girl travels through a war-packed and dangerous Congo with the help of a bonobo.

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
A not-quite-fun road trip, anyone?

What are some of your favorite books that feature travel?


  1. I really want to read North of Beautiful, it sounds like such a great read! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/06/03/travel/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. What a great list! I didn't think to include The Fault In Our Stars.

  3. Hahahaha "a not quite fun roadtrip, anyone?" That's epic! Great list!
    My TTT

  4. Oooh I loved Divergent and I have The Fault in Our Stars on my shelf.

  5. OOO I never thought about the Divergent trilogy like that! It is a great way to interrupt the books for the list.

    Katie @ The Polished Page-Turner

  6. The Amsterdam scene in TFioS was amazing. Lovely list!

  7. Oh! I started reading the free chapters they have of Nobody But Us, and I really would like to continue reading it. I didn't think of Divergent either! Smart! I've heard of a lot of these others books but just haven't gotten around to reading them. Great list!

    My TTT

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  8. So glad you included Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares on your list!! Love those books and I'd say traveling to Hell is QUITE A TRIP! haha

  9. I've always thought North of Beautiful sounded like such a good book, but just have never picked it up. Great list!

  10. I didn't even think of TFIOS as a travel book but the Amsterdam trip is a huge part of the story! Great choice.

  11. I had the same issue with my list -- travel wasn't so much a feature, but it was still present. Great list!

    My TTT

  12. I'm not familiar with most of these, but I'll check them out! Still have to read Divergent... I'm glad you included TFIOS -- great book!

    My TTT

  13. I couldn't include Divergent when I had two other dystopian series on my list.
    My Top Ten

  14. Woah, I haven't heard of a lot of these! I really really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood, though; and I love that you included Divergent, the train-travel totally makes that one count. And of course TFIOS is pretty much the saddest book featuring travel EVER. D':

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  15. Ohhh, I forgot about the Divergent trilogy. The idea is great, because what made especially Insurgent so unique and interesting - in my opinion - was that we could get to know the different factions and how people live there and organize themselves and stuff... :)

  16. Great top ten! Forgot Divergent in my list..

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  17. There are so many of these books that I still need to read and I never was even aware that they featured travel in someway, so thanks for bringing that to my attention. Great picks! :)


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