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Today’s topic is:
Top Ten Books Featuring Travel in Some Way
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
The ultimate road trip happens when Frodo runs out his front door without his watch and goes on the adventure of a lifetime!
2. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
3. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Marlowe is and ivory transporter in the Congo who travels down the Congo River in the search for Mr. Kurtz.
4. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway’s memoir is about American expats traveling around Europe in the 1920’s.
5. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The story of Vivian, one of the many thousands of children who were sent from New York City into the midwest by train in hopes of being adopted.
6. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This memoir follows Gilbert as she travels through Italy, India, and Indonesia on a search for self discovery.
7. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
This novel follows time himself!
8. The Painted Veil by W. Somerst Maugham
Newlyweds travel to Shanghai, where husband studies infectious disease in the 1920’s. Events lead them to take a treacherous journey to a remote village in the interior.
9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Wonderful story about time traveling Henry and his wife Clare.
10. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Detective Hercule Poirot tries to discover who murdered Mr. Ratchett aboard the train.
Love that you included Murder on the Orient Express. What a great list of travel-related books.
Thanks- I want to read more Agatha Christie this summer!
Great list! I wish I had added The Hobbit or LOTR to my list this week because there was plenty of travel and exploring involved in both books xD
You’re the second person I’ve seen this week mentioning The Painted Veil; loved the movie, been meaning to read the book. One day…soon…lol
❤ The Time Traveller’s Wife
I have got to get The First Rule of Swimming- your review was wonderful!
Great list! The Hobbit is perfect! I love the Painted Veil as well, and The Time Traveler’s Wife — well, that book is on my perpetual read-once-a-year list!
I really want to read The Time Traveler’s Wife, I keep hearing so many great things about it! 🙂 My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/06/03/travel/
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
The Time Traveler’s Wife broke my heart. Oh, man, I cried ugly tears! I have never heard of Orphan Train, but now think it’s one I definitely need to check out.
Thanks for stopping by my TTT!
~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~
The Hobbit! Great choice.
I like that you mixed up classics with more modern tales. And included fiction – my list seemed to be mostly non-fiction.
Heart of Darkness is an excellent choice!
LOVED The Time Traveler’s Wife! Great list!
We’ve got a couple of the same ones listed. A Moveable Feast is on my to-read list.
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I’ve heard good things about The Orphan Train and Eat, Pray, Love is a lovely movie! I have the book, I must still read it though.
I must say The Painted Veil’s cover is beautiful! I’m interested in it now, is the book itself good?
I actually loved The Painted Veil, but it is very melancholy-not a happy read-but so well written you might want to give it a try.
Eat Pray Love was a great book-nad I am not a memoir person- but the middle part (the Pray) was hard to get through