Top Ten Books Featuring Travel

Vacations to exotic islands, murderous train rides, thrilling cross-country chases – just some of the ways I’ve traveled by reading.

Here’s my top ten books featuring travel in no particular order.

  1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – As a mystery lover, I have to include this classic mystery aboard the train.
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – I loved reading about Gilbert’s travels through Italy, India and Bali and her journey to self-discovery.
  3. Have Gun, Will Play by Camilla LaGuire – Fun  western mystery where a pair of  young married gunslingers, one of my favorite literary couples by the way, are hired to escort a child and her toys to a safe haven.
  4. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny – I fell in love with Haida Gwaii when Inspector Gamache took a short trip there as part of his investigation.
  5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – A hilarious journey through the galaxy.
  6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – A cross-country quest to save the world, standing beside loyal friends and facing evil monsters. Oh and the gods are, well, the gods.
  7. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner  – A beautifully written book about a woman who escapes to the quiet luxury of a hotel in Switzerland.
  8. Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins –  A woman escapes her life by taking a vacation in the Caribbean and decides to stay.
  9. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – Train travel is a must for the circus.
  10. Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny – Corwin has to travel through the Shadows to reach the throne of Amber.

 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

16 Comments

  1. Not read all of these. I wasn’t overly fond of Eat, Pray, Love I must admit but think Hitchhiker’s Guide is a great choice – you can’t get much more travelled. I also enjoyed Water for Elephants – I actually didn’t expect to enjoy it when I picked it up and probably went into the whole reading of it with negative feelings and then it just won me over.
    Lynn 😀

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