Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books That Make Me Want to Take a Road Trip
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is supposed to be Books Set In a Place I’d Love to Visit (real places or fictional). I couldn’t think of any place that I haven’t shared books for already, so I decided to tweak the topic a bit. I’m still focused on traveling, but this time it’s books that feature road trips – fun road trips, romantic road trips, angsty road trips, and even a dangerous road trip. There’s a little bit of everything here.
10 Books That Make Me Want to Take a Road Trip
1. A THOUSAND MILES by Bridget Morrisey
Features a road trip designed to reunite two friends who have become estranged
2. DESTINATION ANYWHERE by Sara Barnard
A road trip across Canada that helps a young woman find her squad
3. NO FUNNY BUSINESS by Amanda Aksel
A cross country road trip featuring two stand up comedians on tour together.
4. PLACES WE’VE NEVER BEEN by Kasie West
Features a cross-country family road trip that puts one girl and her childhood best friend on an unexpected road to romance.
5. THE ROAD TRIP by Beth O’Leary
Features a road trip that is a highly entertaining comedy of errors where truly everything that could possibly go wrong does.
6. I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER by Abbi Waxman
Features a somewhat angsty mother-daughter road trip to tour college campuses.
7. I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE by Kristina Forest
Features a teen taking a forbidden road trip to follow her dreams behind her mom’s back.
8. THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOST THINGS by Jessica Brody
Features a romantic road trip
9. LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch
Features a fun road trip across Ireland.
10. SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jessamyn Ward
A heartwrenching book that features a road trip that is a “a journey rife with danger and promise.”
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Places We’ve Never Been definitely made me want to go on a road trip, too! The Road Trip not so much, since so many things went wrong for them lol. I love a road trip book though! Great twist on this topic.
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The Road Trip really was a disastrous trip all around, haha!
I hope you’ll get to take a road trip sometime soon!
Lydia recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in a Place I’d Love to Visit
I’m taking one to see my mom this weekend, but I’m really hoping for a bigger adventure at some point in the near future. I’ve been so stir crazy after not traveling at all for so long because of COVID.
So many good books involve a road trip. It’s a great place to set a story.
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz recently posted…Books I’d Love to Read That Are Set In Places I Haven’t Visited
I agree! 🙂
Cool topic and perfect for summer. I didn’t realize there were so many road trip books!
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It always surprises me too!
I haven’t read any of these books but A Thousand Miles and The Road Trip are both on my TBR and I can’t wait to read them cos they look and sound so cute! Great twist to the topic today 😃
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I hope you enjoy them both. 🙂
The road trip part of The Road Trip was so funny! I remember telling my husband about it, and how if it could go wrong on a road trip, it did! It reminded us of a road trip we took where the car we were in broke down on the side of the highway, and we had to walk a few miles to get to the nearest gas station to call for hope (this was before everyone had cell phones!).
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Oh wow, yeah that totally sounds like a scene from The Road Trip! LOL.
I need to read more road trip books!
They are fun reads, for sure. 🙂
I haven’t read any of these, but several of them sound really fun!
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There are some fun ones in there. 🙂
I love books with road trips. I don’t read nearly enough of them. One book I really enjoyed was Welch’s first one, so I really need to get to Love and Luck (and I guess the third one is greece so yay!).
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Yes! I thought about making a list of books set in Greece and the third Welch one was the first one that came to mind.
That would be amazing. I just came across one called Death in the Aegean- I might try it!
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I love a good road trip book, and I am happy to see I read 8 of these. As much as I enjoy reading about it, I never want to be the driver. I can ride along though with enough comfort stops
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Yep, I don’t think I’d want to be the driver much either. I’d rather be in charge of the tunes and the snacks, haha.
I love a good road trip. Well, I guess it depends on who I’m traveling with. LOL It’s been a long time since I read anything by Kasie West, but Places We’ve Never Been sounds good.
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Agreed that it depends on who is in the car with me, haha.
I like your twist, Suzanne. The only one I have read is The Road Trip by Beth Ol’Leary, but One Throusand Miles is on my TBR shelf.
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I hope it’s a great read for you!
Fun list! I love your tweak on this week’s topic. I also want to read Kasie West’s book! Have a great week!
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Thanks, you too! 🙂
I love road trip books! I recently read Places We’ve Never Been and quite enjoyed it. Love & Luck sounds cute too!
It really was a cute read. 🙂
I love this theme! Road trip books are always fun. I especially like the suspenseful ones (in fiction, not IRL).
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I really enjoyed I Wanna Be Where You Are! Love & Luck, Places We’ve Never Been, and A Thousand Miles are all on my TBR as well. Love this twist on the prompt.
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And now I want to read them too 😉
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