Top 10 Tuesday — Train Vibes

6 Sep

I am going way off script today in anticipation of my trip to the UK next week. We were supposed to have a planes, trains, and automobiles adventure, but learned that there will be an industrial action the days we were to get on board for two destinations. In the US that would be called a strike! At least they were polite about it and we were given a bit of a heads up. 😉 So it was to the car rental sites we went. We looked for a silver lining to having to drive on the wrong side of the road and navigate the roundabouts (on the wrong side), and found a few. Some train scenes from novels came to mind. You know the ones where orphans were transported across the country without their parent’s permission, the harrowing natural disasters, accidents, bombs, murders, and, of course, serial killers. Maybe planes and automobiles will be enough. 😉 Check out my list of novels with all the train vibes.

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Top Novels with Train Vibes

Collison of Lies by Tom Threadgill

The Girl from The Train by Irene Joubert

The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Mystery of The Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Night Fall by Nancy Mehl

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

With You Always by Jody Hedlund

14 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Train Vibes”

  1. Hamlette (Rachel) September 6, 2022 at 8:30 am #

    That’s a fun list, even if it is “off script” 🙂 I’ve read Murder on the Orient Express and Orphan Train, of these. Trains really are fascinating, aren’t they? Bummer that you had to change your travel plans 🙁 I hope it’ll be a fun trip anyway!

    (My TTT is here, if you’re curious.)

    • rbclibrary September 6, 2022 at 3:10 pm #


  2. lydiaschoch September 6, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    Orphan Train was such a good read. I like your train theme, too.

    My post:

    • rbclibrary September 6, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. iloveheartlandx September 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

    I live in the UK, it definitely is a strike, they just like to call it industrial action for some reason! Sorry that you’ve had to change your plans, but hope you still have a great visit. Where are you planning on going?
    My TTT:

    • rbclibrary September 6, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      When my friend said industrial action, I immediately thought maintenance. LOL! We land in London and spend 2 nights there, then we are off to York and Edinburgh. The most exciting part of the trip is to Shetland! Can’t wait to see the ponies. LOL!

  4. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog September 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    When I read the beginning of your post, I immediately thought of With You Always! 🙂 I have a bit of a fascination with trains, and I see I need to add a few of these to my TBR.

    I hope you have a FANTASTIC time in the UK (even without the train rides). I’m looking forward to your photos.

    • rbclibrary September 6, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

      Thanks, Courtney!

  5. literacious September 6, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

    I love your off-script list this week! My TTT:

    • rbclibrary September 6, 2022 at 3:07 pm #


  6. Rae | September 6, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

    Great list and interesting prompt. I don’t know the books you listed, but these covers are really gorgeous and they seem interesting. I can’t remember any books with train vibes I read except for The Girl in the Train…
    Here is my TTT:
    Have a great week 🙂

  7. Cindy Davis September 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

    I love this topic! I loved Threadgill’s book and several of these are new to me!

  8. Susan September 6, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

    Your list made me realize that I’ve actually read quite a few books set on trains. I’m not sure what about them intrigues me so much (since I’m not a huge fan of trains IRL)…I guess the sense of adventure they invoke? At any rate, I’ve read a couple of the books on you list and will need to try out several of the others. Great list!

    Happy TTT!


  9. Rissi September 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

    I read Jody’s back when it was a new release. Never picked up the others in that series, but I do seem to remember I liked book one. 🙂

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