Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Made Me Want to Travel!

26 Jul

Thanks so much to the folks at The Broke And The Bookish who week after week host the fun and fabulous Top 10 Tuesday. This week’s challenge is to list the Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do. To find out what other bloggers have learned or are inspired to do, click HERE.


Well above all else, books make me want to travel. Now as my husband will attest, I am not much of a traveler. But the following books have really sparked my interest. Whether it is to real life places or places I can only dream about, here is my list.

Top Books That Make Me Want to Travel


Travel in Unique Ways

Route 66 — The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee

Public Transportation — Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus by Joyce Magnin


Travel to Unique Locales

Ca d’Zan Ringling Museum — The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Oregon Sea Stacks — Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

Shetland Islands — The Inheritance by Michael Phillips


Travel Back in Time

Viking Days — God’s Daughter by Heather Gilbert

Medieval Period — The Abbess of Whitby by Jill Dalladay

Ashes to Ashes by Mel Starr


Travel to Fictional Small Towns

Appleton — Lock, Stock And Over A Barrel by Melody Carlson

Bright’s Pond — The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin

Last Chance — Welcome to Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong


Travel Across Time/Space/Universe

The Bright Empires Series by Stephen Lawhead



Where do you want to travel?

11 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Books That Made Me Want to Travel!”

  1. _giovannard July 26, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Great Top Ten! I don’t know if I would want to time travel. There some much going on, what if I went back and accidentally changed something, and it changes EVERYTHING!? Sounds scary! 😉
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • rbclibrary July 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

      Since time travel is probably not real (probably) there’s not much danger. 😉 But I would definitely stock up on antibiotics! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Carrie July 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    there are so many of these i still need to read! argh! Lol. Delighted to see Last Chance here though 🙂

    • rbclibrary July 26, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

      Loved Last Chance. I need to stop visiting everyone’s TTTs. Or I will need to build an annex for my books.

      • Carrie July 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm #


  3. Irene Hannon July 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Thanks for including Sea Rose Lane, Beckie! The Oregon coast is truly spectacular!

    • rbclibrary July 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

      I’d love to see the stacks in person!

  4. heatherdaygilbert July 26, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Thanks for the mention of God’s Daughter, Beckie–book 2 (Forest Child) will release in November and I’m once again walking around in Viking times in my authorly mind. 😉 How I wish I could visit the actual Viking locales, like Newfoundland, Iceland, and Greenland!

    • rbclibrary July 27, 2016 at 7:01 am #

      Woo Hoo! Can’t wait!

  5. Iola Goulton July 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Some good choices here. I like reading historical fiction as well, but novels like God’s Daughter make me appreciate modern conveniences (and attitudes). Those were difficult times, and I’m grateful I live now.

    • rbclibrary July 27, 2016 at 7:01 am #

      Thankful for all things modern. If I were to travel in my way back machine, I would load up on antivirals and antibiotics!

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