Tuesday 4 June 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: top ten books featuring travel in some way

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

As well as women's fiction and. Bit of YA, I also love reading treble books and always find that I enjoy books featuring travel in some way so this Top Ten is really easy for me this week. The only hard part is going to be narrowing it down to 10!

1. Anything by Bill Bryson. I love his travel memories. I love reading about his opinions on the different places he has visited. He has such a dry sense of humour, they make for really run reading!

2. I left my tent in San Francisco by Emma Kennedy. This is the second 'tent' book by this writer. I liked the first book but this book was absolutely hilarious! I read it in basically one sitting and it is definitely one I would consider re-reading!

3. Twitchhiker by Paul Smith. A great tale about how one man really can get around just by using social media sites and word of mouth. Some dark parts but some really funny parts too. A surprising read!

4. The Dark Tourist by Dom Jolly. Another dark one but funny and also surprising.

5. Now for a book featuring travel rather than being about travel. Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan. I expected this book to be completely about Christmas but infant the main character travels to New York in only part of the book. Her travels are split between her two friends and its a book that has stayed with me since I read it at the beginning of the year.

6. I heart New York by Lindsey Kelk. Yes it's on my list again because Angela takes a big step in travelling to New York and so it's a favourite of mine that features travel and the discovery of a new city no less!

7. Anything by Paige Toon. Paige Toon has featured heavily on my blog this month since I met her at the start of the month. All of her novels feature escapism and travel in some way. Mostly long distances in fact, and so if you are looking for a novel that features travel, you can't go wrong with picking up one of hers!

8. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan. This book features the main character travelling to Paris for a job and it completely changes her life forever. I love books like this where the main character goes on a journey of self-discovery as well as I journey physically across the world!

9. The Valentine Series by Adriana Trigiani. The Valentine books feature travel between New York and Italy to sort out the purchase and design of shoes, how much better could it get? If you haven't read these books they would be a great addition to your summer reading collection!

10. Back to a travel book for this one Ox Travels. A collection of travel memories by various different authors all put together in aid of charity. I think this is a great idea. It's something you can pick up when you want a little bit of a travel tale and in buying it, I felt blood because I was giving money to Oxfam! I dip into this book every now and then rather than sitting down and reading it cover to cover.

There you have it. I would love to see what books featuring travel made it onto your list, and if you've seen anything you like the look of here, leave me a comment or get in touch via Twitter or Email!


  1. Paige Toon features on my list a lot this week! I'm also currently reading The Longest Holiday. Great list!

  2. Super fun list! I definitely want to read some Bill Bryson - I've heard wonderful things but haven't got any in my TBR as of yet.

    1. Would definitely suggest getting 'The Complete Notes' which have both his Notes from a Big Country and Notes from a Small Island!

  3. Ohhh you have a lot of great looking chick-lit on your list that I think I need to look into. I've been meaning to read a few more "Adult" books since I read mostly all YA!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  4. Twitchhiker sounds good. I've never heard of it. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

  5. Great books. I'm not familiar with Ox Travels. Will look it up. Thanks.

  6. I've never heard of the Paige Toone books but I'll be checking them out. And The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris sounds like the perfect summer read. Thanks!

  7. Well I actually haven't heard of any of these, so I will definitely have to check them out on Goodreads! Thanks for stopping by my post!