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



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.



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.



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.



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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Question:  Have you read any of these? 

34 replies
  1. Amanda Kay Oaks-Christman
    Amanda Kay Oaks-Christman says:

    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.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  2. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    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 😃

  3. Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! says:

    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!).

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    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!).

  5. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    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

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    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.

  7. Carla
    Carla says:

    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.

  8. Of Pens and Swords
    Of Pens and Swords says:

    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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