Top Ten Tuesday #5



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there!

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.

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #5

  1. 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

    My TTT

  2. 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!

    My TTT

  3. 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~

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  5. 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

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