Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! I decided to start this Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly book meme, that I found in this goodreads group. Starting of, this week’s topic are roadtrip books.
1. Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns was something that I read a few years ago, back when I was curious about John Green’s other works. When I read the topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, Paper Towns was actually the first book that came into my mind because for me, Paper Towns is really about the road trip. The destination didn’t really matter in the end. I guess the whole point of the book was the journey itself. While getting there, the characters found out more about themselves. The ending was disappointing to some but again, the destination wasn’t really the point. Get a copy of this book: Amazon | Book Depository.
2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Okay… is this book appropriate for this topic? This book does not feature a ‘road trip’ in our traditional definition of a road trip which involves a car and driving from one place to a destination. This book, however, features a journey and like a road trip, the main character gets to see different places and meet different people. So for me, this book deserves to be included in this topic. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is one of the best books about self-discovery that I have read. As Cheryl Strayed starts to find herself, I also got to know a bit more about myself. For a long time, I was lost too. That’s why, I know exactly how peaceful it feels to feel like you have finally been found. Get a copy of this book: Amazon | Book Depository.
3. A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Honestly, I did not expect to include a Historical Romance book in this list. At first, I listed purely young adult books but I realized those are not the books I wanted to share with you. A Week to be Wicked and Wild was what I really wanted to include so I decided to choose them instead. A Week to be Wicked is Book #2 of the Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare. It is about Minerva Highwood who convinced Colin Sandhurst, a well-known rake, to run away with her to Scotland. In the road, they met different people, experienced so many things and had adventures. It has all the recipe of a road trip… except what they had was a carriage back then. A Week to be Wicked is indeed a splendid read with a charming hero and lovable heroine. Get a copy of this book: Amazon | Book Depository.
4. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Finally! A young adult book with an actual road trip! This book has good reviews, most of what I’ve seen was 5/5 stars which really caught my interest. Unfortunately, I read this book at the wrong time. I was at the point when I hated instant loves. I was tired of stories with extremely good-looking characters and there were instant attraction. So, I gave this book three out of five stars. Other book bloggers, however, fell in love with this book. They especially loved the playlists of this book. This book is well-recommended to people who are fond of road trips. Get a copy of this book: Amazon | Book Depository.
5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I think this book is pretty decent as long as you don’t compare it with other books of John Green because this book will disappoint you. Still, this book has relatable characters with a smooth flowing story. This book is a great read when you just want to relax. If you’re looking for something that will make your heart beat faster, this is not for you. Read Looking for Alaska instead which is the best John Green book for me. So why did I include this book? Even with its imperfections, this book also features a road trip that will eventually lead to self-discovery and I think self-discovery is what a road trip is all about. If you’re still willing to try this book, you can get a copy here: Amazon | Book Depository.
So… that’s it! These are my Top 5 Road Trip Books.
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