June 4, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday~Books that Feature Travel in Some Way


This is going to be my first Top Ten Tuesday, and I'm really excited.  The books have to feature travel, so here we go...

1. Until Tomorrow by Robin Jones Gunn
I love the travel around Europe, and Christy Miller is easily my favorite Robin Jones Gunn character.  I liked how her character continued to develop, and the moments between Christy and Todd were so sweet.

2. On the Runway series by Melanie Carlson
One of the best things about being on their TV show is that Paige and Erin get to travel around the world.  In the six books, they went to New York, France, London, the Bahamas, and Italy.

3. A Dog's Life: the Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
It's literally the story of a dog's life.  Squirrel, as a stray, journeys all over.

4. 39 Clues series by various authors
What drew me to the 39 Clues series was the history without getting a history lesson and the travel.  They go all over the world.  Paris, Vienna, Russia, Korea, Jamaica, ALL OVER.

5. Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy goes to Milwaukee, and that visit to Tib's family plays prominently in the novel's plotline.  Plus, there's a moment reminiscent of one of the past Betsy-Tacy books.

6. The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick
I'm a huge MDBC fan, and in every single book, at least one girl goes some place cool.  And in book 5, Home for the Holidays, they're spread out across the country for Christmas.

7. The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
Well, it doesn't feature traditional travel... Jack and Ruthie shrink down to pint-size and travel through air ducts, miniature rooms, and into the past.

8. The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson
One of the big plot points is the journey from the evil stepmother's castle to the dwarves' cottage to the prince's castle.  The first part is filled with danger, the second journey is filled with awkward tension.

9. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Here's another version of nontraditional travel.  A wardrobe, horn, and magic are used, for goodness' sake.

10. Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
One of the coolest parts about the heists is that Kat and her crew are taken all over the world.  Oftentimes the culture of these other places is just a backdrop, a setting.  But they're still traveling (mostly on private jets, thanks to W.W. Hale the Fifth).

Hopefully I didn't do too poorly for my first Top Ten Tuesday!

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