Top Ten Tuesday is a new thing we are trying at yAdultReview, because, well why not? Plus, we know Ashley loves her some lists, and Tina just likes Ashley being happy, so ta-da! For our blog generally Ashley will be number 1-5, and Tina will be 6-10.
In the words of The Broke and the Bookish who host the feature:
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I could not include this popular YA book that features Anna traveling from the United States to her new home of Paris (and her French kiss.)
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. This book series was the series of my middle school years, which included me moving myself to a new area. I related to the pants and of course the characters.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Another series that I love and adore that happens to feature traveling. Riordan’s descriptions are extremely good at making me feel like I am there with the characters.
- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My childhood would not let me get away with not including this classic about prairies and childhood.
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Say what you will about Riordan, but he does travel very well. In this book there is a point where they are in Phoenix, and of course as someone who currently lives in Phoenix I couldn’t help but laugh at the descriptions, but even with that being said: they are accurate.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I mean, there are travel words in the title, so that’s the obvious reason, but so much more happens in the book. September travels to Fairyland, then to different parts of Fairyland, then in a ship of her own making. These novels are amazing, by the way. The sequel is just as good.
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Marchetta is a great writer, and I am a huge fan of epic fantasy and walking stories. David Eddings was my intro to stories unfolding while characters walk from place to place, but Marchetta did it even better, in my opinion. This book is lovely and harsh and it’s one of my favorites ever.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. From District 12 to the Capitol to the arena, this book has A TON of traveling, and some of it is really stark and crazy. Come for the dystopia, stay for the insane Capitol fashions.
- Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman. In this one, Cathy (and the rest of her ilk) travel between the mirror version of Bath and our world, called Mundanus. There is also the land of the Fae, which is beautiful and creepy, exactly how Fairyland should be.
- Greywalker by Kat Richardson. In this series, Harper can cross the threshold of death to converse with spirits. That is totally traveling! While she’s greywalking, she’s vulnerable, and the way Richardson describes the grey world of the afterlife is perfect. Really, really good urban fantasy.