Stuff and Nonsense: Top 10 Tuesday: Travel


Top 10 Tuesday: Travel

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is quite literally about books that take us places -- "road trips, airplanes, travelogues, anything where there is traveling in the book!"
  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: Huck and Jim raft down the mighty Mississippi, having many adventures along the way
  2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman: Two brothers discover each other, one is captured and the other travels about until he comes to the beginning of the world
  3. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier: A wounded Confederate deserter walks home through the southern Appalachian Mountains
  4. Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen: Caymanian turtlers boat set sail for the hunting grounds of the western Caribbean
  5. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by JRR Tolkien: A hobbit, wizard, and too many dwarves take a long trip by horse, foot, and eagle in search of riches, glory, and such
  6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: After the death of her mother, Humber Humbert takes Dolores Haze (Lolita) on a meandering, year-long road trip around the United States.
  7. No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers by Barbara Hodgson: Collection of biographical sketches of the many adventurous lady travelers who sacrificed propriety for experience
  8. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson: Before moving back to the US, Bryson takes a trip around Great Britain using (mostly) public transportation
  9. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum: Memoir by the first man to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe
  10. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome: Three gentlemen take a boating holiday up and down the Thames


  1. I want to read Three Men in a Boat. Sounds great. Love your list. Great choices. I need to read No Place for a Lady and Bill Bryson is so funny.

  2. I almost put "Huck Finn" on my list, and I included a different Bill Bryson book, "A Walk in the Woods." Interesting list!

  3. HUck Finn was on my list too! And Lolita is on my TBR list for this summer.


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