Top Ten Books Featuring Travel (and My Favorite Ways of Transportation)


June 3, 2013 by Alice in Readerland


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Don’t you just love how books are their own transportation method to let you travel to different places? Just last week I talked about fictional places I’d love to vacation. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was Top Ten Books Featuring Travel in Some Way–and I’m mixing it up by including my favorite transportation methods:

(Titles link to goodreads)

By Bubble:


In the Princess for Hire series, Desi gets to go to some pretty cool places, by travelling in a BUBBLE!

By Time Traveling:

time Traveling Fashionista

In The Time-Traveling Fashionista series, Louise gets to go back in time–and get a new wardrobe!

By Flying (No, not in a plane. Actually FLYING): 

Peter Pan Cover

 Sure, Neverland from Peter Pan sounds fun, but doesn’t FLYING there sound better?

By Flying (Okay, this time in an actual plane):

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Okay, so flying in a plane is a pretty normal way to travel. But there was no way I wasn’t including The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight on my travel list, considering the entire book takes place in an airport, on a plane, and then in London. My review.

By Magic Mirror:

Fairest of All

In the Whatever After series, Abby and Jonah get sucked through the mirror in their basement and deposited into fairy tales, making for some hilarious adventures! My review.

By A Fairy, er, Fair Godmother:

my fair Godmother

In the My Fair Godmother, Savannah’s fairy godmother didn’t do well in fairy school and is actually only a fair godmother. Which is how Savannah ends up in the Middle Ages.

Through a Rabbit Hole:


Alice sure traveled around Wonderland a lot, and all it took was one misstep down a rabbit hole.

By space ship:

hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had a ton of travel in it, complete with cool space ships.

And last but not least:

Road Trip Books (Because I Love a Good Road Trip Book):

How My Summer Went Up in Flames

I loved How My Summer Went Up in Flames (my review) and all the settings we got to see! (Be sure to check back here tomorrow for an ARC review of Jennifer’s next novel Famous Last Words, and see my fun interview with her!)

How to Be Bad Cover

Because How to Be Bad has Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and e. Lockhart all in one fabulous road trip book.

What are your favorite books featuring travel (and your favorite transportation methods)?

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68 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Featuring Travel (and My Favorite Ways of Transportation)

  1. Great list! Awesome that you included Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s my favourite from the series. Hilarious stuff! :D

    Favourite transportation mode: airplanes. I enjoy flights (though probably not the super long ones, like from here to somewhere in Asia and the flights are 20+ hours long), I guess because I’m pretty good at sleeping almost anywhere xP

    My TTT

    • Thanks, I just had to include that one! :) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight had a lot of chapters that took place on the airplane–and I loved reading the author’s background story about it!

  2. Merin says:

    Um, I would kind of love to travel by bubble. And magic mirror. Those would be amazing. :)

    My TTT post :)

  3. Michelle says:

    How to be Bad made my list too… I think I wouldn’t mind to travel by bubble or magic mirror either, they sound fun. I don’t think I would want to travel by Fair Godmother since she tends to always screw everything up… LOL but super cute idea for your list this week!

    My TTT

  4. acreads says:

    Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – I’m smacking myself in the head saying, “DUH!” Totally forgot about those. Great list!

  5. I’ve heard The Summer I Went Up In Flames is super cute, and I really want to read Peter Pan! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  6. KateB says:

    The Time Travelling Fashionista looks amazing – the cover alone. I’ve not heard of it before but it sounds adorable. And for some reason I adore lists when you (Alice in Readerland) can put Alice in Wonderland on you list. It feels right :)

  7. Kaye says:

    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight seems to be in most lists (including mine) this week. Haven’t read most of this but How My Summer Went Up in flames is on my to-read. Better check out the other books here.

  8. Nice list! I love the different ways of traveling you came up with. Very unique! I don’t think I’ve read a lot of the books on your list, but How My Summer Went Up in Flames and the Time Traveling Fashionista sound really interesting! :)

    Thanks for checking out my TTT!

  9. ChrissiReads says:

    A great selection of books on your list! I didn’t think to use Peter Pan on my list!

  10. Great list! I love that you included Peter Pan, I would have never thought to be that creative! My preferred method of travel when it comes to books is time travel, that genre definitely outweighs all the other travel genres when it comes to my book piles :)

  11. Sapir says:

    Awesome list!!! I really want to read How My Summer Went Up In Flames. It’s on my TBR for this summer vacation and I can’t wait to start it.

    *Old follower*

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl 

  12. I love that so many of your travel choices are a bit more unique than the typical plane, train, car. I am excited about picking up How My Summer Went Up in Flames! It sounds like such a cute book.

    Katie @ The Polished Page-Turner

  13. Rebecca says:

    I’m going to start How My Summer Went Up in Flames soon! It looks really good. The Time Traveling Fashionista looked really cute with all the illustrations and everything. Lovely list!

  14. I just loved How My Summer! It was so much fun. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  15. Great list! I really need to read The Statistical Probability! And there are a lot of others I will be adding to my TBR!

    My TTT

  16. i just purchased how my summer went up in flames, it looks like an awesome read :D

  17. Yes!! Peter Pan and actual flying. I used to try jumping off my bed to test if I had been sprinkled with fairy dust yet. I love that you put that book on your list this week! :D

  18. Katie says:

    Great picks ! Hitchhikers Guide and Peter Pan are great ones! Thanks for checking out our TTT ! ~ Katie @ Inkk

  19. jnikkir says:

    Ahhh, Peter Pan!!! I can’t believe I forgot Peter Pan, he’s my favorite! Awesome list, Alice :)

  20. I love how you approached this week’s TTT! Peter Pan is my favorite of the books on this list- who wouldn’t want to fly to Neverland? I love Alice in Wonderland and How to be Bad, too. Wish I had thought to include Hitchhiker’s Guide on mine. Great list! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  21. acps927 says:

    A couple of books you mentioned are on my top tbr travel books. Also, I think time traveling with a new wardrobe sounds awesome!

  22. Quinn says:

    Ooo, I want to check out that Whatever After series. It looks super cute and fun. And there’s fairytales, so even better :)

  23. Margo Berendsen says:

    Love that Alice in Wonderland and Hitchhiker’s Guide made your list! I keep Statistical Probability showing up on these lists, I MUST READ IT! Here’s my list

  24. Kelly L. says:

    I still have to read How My Summer Went In Flames! The cover is just soo cute & it’s a road trip book!
    And I can’t believe I forgot to add TSPOLAFS (such a long title) onto my list!
    Great list Alice & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  25. Great list- I love that you included Pater Pan and Alice in Wonderland!

  26. Awesome list! I love that you included Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland on your list, they definitely feature a lot of travelling in them!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

  27. heartjess says:

    Oh I forgot about Hitchhiker’s! Some of these books I’ve wanted to read for awhile, but the Time Traveling Fashionista looks so cute! Great list :) Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

  28. amyo3119 says:

    Peter Pan! Awesome choice.

  29. Melissa says:

    Peter Pan is a fantastic choice! Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

  30. Your list was great – I love traveling myself – I used to travel a lot for work and even though it wasn’t “for fun” i loved seeing all the different places. I loved that you included “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland” on your list – classics!
    I haven’t read How My Summer Went Up In Flames or her new book – I’m exicted to check your reviews on those books!
    Great list!!

  31. Nice list! Haven’t heard of most of the books! Will have to check then out!

  32. Sunny says:

    Yes, love Janette Rallison! I still need to read the Whatever After series. They all look so good :)

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