04 June 2013
TTT: The Season of Travel
I was really excited for the topic this Tuesday at the Broke and the Bookish, which is Top Ten Books that Feature Travel in Some Way. Us readerly types know that some of the best vacations are taken between the pages of a great book. If you are unconvinced, see this article in the NY Times about summer reading. So, here are my favorite books featuring travel:
10. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan: The quintessential beach book.
9. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: Bull-fighting, wine, and women. Quintessential Hemingway.
8.The Beach by Alex Garland: A not so great trip to the beach.
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson: The best road trip that I would never want to take.
6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: And the worst road trip even, that no one would ever want to go on.
5. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer: Although I never want to climb Everest, I definitely enjoy reading about it.
4. The Secret History by Donna Tartt: There is a little bit of travel in this book that transported me completely.
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy: I hope that no one ever has to visit this bleak, but fully-imagined world.
2. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway: A classic of travel literature. I love spending time in the world of the Lost Generation.
1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe: The O.G. travel narrative. Another not-so-great trip.