Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday! Today’s topic is books that feature traveling (any genre). Now initially my first thought was of time travel, but then I thought, well, maybe it could be a road trip or moving from one place to the next or whatever it may be. So here are the top five books I think of when I think of traveling:
5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
As anyone knows who has read the Twilight saga, there is a lot of traveling that goes on in these books. Bella moves from Arizona to Washington then they hop over to Italy, then back to Washington, and Arizona, and really, they’re just all over. So this is definitely a book I think of when it comes to traveling. Plus the descriptions are enough that you get the sense of what that place looks like (hot and dry; wet and rainy; cool clock tower).
Karou travels all the time in this book as it’s kind of part of her job. She goes in between worlds and chills with chimera while also traveling to places like Prague, Morocco, India, anywhere, really. It’s kind of cool to think about traveling all over the world through a bunch of door portals, but I don’t know that I’d want to have the job she does in order to use that portal.
3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
From the town of Wall to the magical land beyond and above, Tristan takes a journey from reality into a place where many things are possible. Not only does he enter the land of faerie, but he also travels in the sky with pirates and journeys across this magical realm for a star for his beloved. Kind of cool, really. I want to fly with pirates.
From the streets of Brooklyn to the world of Idris, this book features traveling quite often, especially when Magnus Bane uses the portal to transport people all over the place on occasion. This book definitely features some travel and the characters are always running all over the New York streets to catch some bad guys, so I definitely think of them.
1. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I don’t know how much more traveling you need other than hyperdrives in space. I mean, SPACE. The final frontier. Pretty damn cool. The characters in their books travel from the known to the unknown in the blink of an eye and it’s so cool to imagine being out there and seeing so many different worlds and peoples and experiencing new cultures. Sure, there’s an uprising or two, but pssh, that’s okay.
What are your top five picks for books that feature traveling? Let me know!