Books Featuring Travel

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Today’s topic is


10. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness | Does “escaping” count as travel?  Todd and Viola are fleeing an army from Prentisstown on their way to the safety (they hope!) of Haven.

9. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | Especially Voyage of the Dawn Treader (destination: the end of the world)!

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Amsterdam, baby!

7. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi | Aria and Perry making the hazardous journey through “the Death Shop,” the unprotected world outside her biosphere!

travel6. East of Eden by John Steinbeck | From Connecticut to the Salinas Valley, though the journey is not the main feature of this story, as it is in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

5. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Finn has been trapped outside of Lumatere for 10 years, but there are rumors that the Lumeteran king is still alive, so he and the young novice Evanjalin begin a crazy journey back.  So good.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | The only book of the series that doesn’t take place primarily at Hogwarts, this book was at first frustrating to me but has grown to become my favorite of the lot!

3. The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle | Our magician-cook-and-unicorn trio makes its way toward King Haggard’s country … and toward the Red Bull.

2. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis | Dr. Ransom travels to Venus!  Fascinating novel that will make your brain hurt.

1. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger | Reuben, his sister Swede, and their dad set off across Minnesota and North Dakota to find Davy, their outlaw brother/son!



2 thoughts on “Books Featuring Travel

  1. Thanks for the list! I really need to read up on journeys at this point for my novels. Guess it’s time to pick up Harry Potter again! (the last book was frustrating to me too so I only read it once, but maybe I can appreciate it the way you do someday haha)

    Thanks for sharing!

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