Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Travel Narratives

I'm crazy about travel narratives.
When I can't decide what to read,
I always look for a travel narrative.

Here is my list of the Top Ten Travel Narratives:


The first travel narrative I remember reading.

Beautiful pictures along with a
wonderful travel narrative.

I've recommended this one several times.
It's fabulous.

I fell in love with the idea of going to Paris
from the moment I first read this book.


All the way across Africa.
With Paul Theroux.

I can't leave out Bill Bryson.

Yet another trip I will never take
except by book.

And then there's Afghanistan...
with shooting still going on....

Retracing the path of Captain Cook...
Tony Horwitz is a favorite.

And, if you get tired of the tropics,
you can always head for cooler weather.


How about you?
Can you think of a good travel narrative I missed?


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created 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!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

18 comments:

fra & fede said...

Travels in Siberia seems cool, I'd like to go there for a wild holiday :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I will only visit Siberia via book!

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

Great list. Walk in the Woods is an all time favorite at my house. "Why did you throw out the coffee filters? They weigh an ounce." I feel his pain.

Tanya Patrice said...

Awesome list - I rarely read travel narratives and I have no idea why. It's a great way to visit places I might never actually go to.

Anne said...

I have been meaning to read A Walk in the Woods. It sounds like a great book.

Jessi (Geo) said...

I've never read anything like these, interesting pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

Hollie said...

Great list! I've only read a couple of travel narratives, but I'm definitely going to check out some of the ones on your list! I really want to read the Bill Bryson book, I've heard great things about his books! :)

Nina said...

I love to travel, so I seriously need to check your list out at the library someday.
Great list!

manda-rae said...

Honestly, I can't say I've read any of these books. And when I think of travel in a book, I don't think of traveling in this world (big giveaway that I like fantasy). I guess we're a little different from each other :)

Thanks for visiting my Top Ten.

Lily Child said...

I used to travel a lot more than I do now. I haven't read any of these books, but what an innovative idea! :)

Loni said...

I've honestly never read a travel narrative, mbut the ones you've listed here seem really interesting. I might have to give one a try.

Cozy in Texas said...

I love The Walk in the Woods cover.
Ann

Louise said...

I really must get to reading Paris to the Moon! I love Bill Bryson too.

Dvora said...

I read a lot of travel literature and you've got some of my favorites on your list: Blue Highways, A Walk in the Woods, and the Gopnik is on my list for the future.
Some of my favorites are As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee (a beautifully written memoir of this English poets travels in Spain in the 30s, just before the Spanish Civil War), and Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Dvora, I really loved As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and Without Reservations! I hope you'll share any other favorites with me.

Just One Boomer (Suzanne) said...

I googled "travel narrative" because I'm going to be traveling and am looking for some books to load onto my ereader, and this list popped up. I've actually read three of them. I don't think "A Walk in the Woods" is Bill Bryson's best. My Favorite is "Notes from a Small Island" about England. I annoyed my husband because I was reading in bed and couldn't stop laughing out loud while he was trying to sleep---not usually a problem.

A book I'd add to the list is actually 2 volumes and was published in 1843 by John Lloyd Stephens, "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan". If you have ever been to the Yucatan or if you're interested in archeology and/or the Maya, it's a great read.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love travel narratives so much that I should do a post on my favorites for each part of the world.

I probably like that Bill Bryson best because it was the first I read of his.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Lorraine said...

An interesting list for sure! I think I'll have to finally use my library service for some of these :-)