Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Top Ten Books Featuring Travel

I do enjoy a good travel book and there are many on my to-read list, but here are some of my favorites so far! Top Ten Tuesdays are over at the Broke and the Bookish.

1. A Taste of Adventure by Anik See

2. What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge

It's a kids' book, but it introduced me to Nice, Rome, Naples, and other places I want to go someday.

3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Paris to Pamplona...(and Lady Brett Ashley to boot).

4. Logavina Street by Barbara Demick

She stays in one place the whole time, but learning about Sarajevo during the Bosnian War was really fascinating. I didn't know much about Czechoslovakian history before (not that I do now, but I know more than I did).

5. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Speaking of Sarajevo, this fictional book traces the movement of the Sarajevo Haggadah in time AND place.

6 A Year in the World by Frances Mayes

She is such a beautiful writer and I'm kind of jealous of the apparent wealth that lets her have all these amazing travel experiences.

7 Daisy Miller by Henry James

Fueling my desire to travel to Vevey, Switzerland. And Rome.

8 The Alhambra by Washington Irving

I read this before I went to the Alhambra. Just a wonderful account of the stories and legends of Moorish Spain.

9 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

All about the pilgrimage...

10. Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

One man's (mental) walking tour of England...


Jade said...

I haven't read any of these on your list. Unique picks!

Becky LeJeune said...

Ah! CANTERBURY TALES - it's like the ultimate "travel" book. I totally missed that one.

Vikk @ Down the Writers Path said...

I was looking at The Alhambra last night as I looked over my travel shelves. Great list of books.