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TTT #108 – Books That Feature Characters That Go On a Trip

Sometimes there are just those days where no inspiration will strike you. Even when you jot down various ideas over the course of a few months, nothing seems to fit with the fill in prompt from Top Ten Tuesday (as always created by The Broke and the Bookish). It is one of the most frustrating things in my blogging life. I mean this!

I went through various things. Thiefs for instance, but then how many books have I read with thiefs? And now that I am typing this assassins suddenly strikes me, but I will now not change since I already had this list and then I have to delete all my hard work. Because I settled on characters that go on a trip.

And with this I shall take you on a trip. From our own world to alternate and fantastical worlds. Worlds, here we come!

I don’t know where this came from. I was clearly having a weird day when I typed this.


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
We start in Europe a few centuries ago. Seeing historical Europe seems like a great place to start and our host is Monty who is taking his great tour of Europe. We are of course bound to learn some great history (and end up at a party or 2).

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
From there on out we travel to present day Europe at Rome, Venice, Croatia, Malta and Greece before heading back to the USA. Your travle companions are a great group of demigods so you can be sure you are safe from weird creatures. Unfortunately our transport Festus does not always fly without a hiccup.

Untitled Demon Road (Demon Road 1) by Derek Landy
Now that we are in America it is time to take a road trip through a few states. In a very interesting supernatural car we fly through the landscape of America rather quickly with a demon as our guide and some other demons hot on our tails. Fun times.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds 1) by Alexandra Bracken
After our brief run in with the demons we run into a human group luckily who are more than happy to take us with them in their van. Unfortunately we also do not get a lot of sightseeing here as we don’t really want to be caught…

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas 1) by Zoraida Cordova
We end up in New York where we accidentally step foot into Los Lagos, an in between realm where we have to fight for our lives. Because what is a road trip without some more survival of the fittest?

The Color of Magic (Rincewind 1, Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
From Los Lagos we are transported to Discworld, an world that is flat and is carried on the back of a giant turtle. We end up in Ankh-Morpork, meet death and get chased around by a luggage through Discworld. If you think luggages aren’t scary, guess again.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows 1) by Leigh Bardugo
From there we move to the Grisha Realm and visit Ketterdam and beyond. We get dragged along on a heist and end up as thiefs.

De Klauw (Magycker 1) by Adrian Stone
We then end up in the world of Magyckers. And I wish we were magyckers. You’d get paid for your spells. Think of the money we’d gain! What, we have to eat… We travel on air ships and see real dragons.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
We return just in time to be picked up by an alien and brought to their space ship before the Earth blows up. Creating some everlastingness on this fun trip.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files 1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
We jump ships, onto one apart of a fleet. Because safety in numbers. Too bad an AI is out to kill us…

Will this trip never end? Where would you take us to next?

28 thoughts on “TTT #108 – Books That Feature Characters That Go On a Trip

  1. A continental grand tour of Europe is probably not in the cards for me, so why not read about one? Next best thing I guess. šŸ™‚ I love the idea of careening through the galaxy with the Hitchhiker’s Guide characters too! How fun would that be?? The Heroes of Olympus too…

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  2. YOU MENTIONED GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE SO I’M HAPPY. THAT BOOK IS MY FAVOURITE AHHHHHH. *flails for 9 years* Also I love travelling with books. Very convenient and you can take all the snacks you need on the trip.šŸ˜‚

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  3. Fun topic! I love trips. I really liked Labyrinth Lost and want the next Bruja book so I can continue the story. SoC was fabulous too, and that was quite a trip they took. The first books that popped into my head, was The Girl of Fire and Thrones, because I can see her walking across the desert, and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, because they did that cross country trip. I have read tons of book where they travel, but these came to mind immediately for some reason.

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    1. I saw the next one is coming out in April. Still a long wait. I’m curious to see where that series is headed.
      I haven’t read The Girl of Tire and Thorns yet but I do have it on my shelf. šŸ™‚ Very curious about that one.

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  4. Ah, such a beautiful list – I have not read any of these except for Hitchhiker’s Guide (which I absolutely ADORED, ahhh!), but most have been on my TBR for many moons, so I must remedy that ASAP. šŸ˜‰ Two other lovely suggestions for you: A Wrinkle In Time is the story of a journey across worlds & times & hearts, & it is so utterly, endlessly gorgeous. I’ve read it dozens of times & will never get enough.

    And: a journey of a different sort is in Open Road Summer, a YA contemporary about best friends & road trips & music, music, all kinds of music. That one is a lovely, fluffy read, perfect for planes or car rides on the way to the beach! ā¤

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    1. Oh I’ve seen A Wrinkle in Time around a lot lately so I’ll keep an eye out for that one.
      I’m not a big contemporary reader but when I do want to read one I’ll keep this in mind. šŸ™‚

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  5. Zo tof uitgewerkt. Misschien is er wel ergens een vacature vrij voor een postje als toeristische boekengids. Naar waar wilt u Mevrouw? Naar New York? Tuurlijk, geen probleem lees gewoon even DIT boek.

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