Top 5 Wednesday: July 25, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Roadtrip Books — This time of year is vacation and roadtrip season for many. Discuss books that feature roadtrips.

So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Print Length: 344 pages

The Review

Quite possibly my favourite YA contemporary romance, I know I can’t believe I typed that, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is a great book that features a roadtrip. While the reason for Amy and Roger’s roadtrip is incredibly depressing, the growth in which these characters go through, both individually and together, will leave you smiling come the conclusion.


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #1) series by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (illustrator)

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (October 16, 1950)

Print Length: 189 pages

The Review

What could be deemed as an odd choice on a top five roadtrip books list, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe does feature travel, but I chose it more due to it being the book my mom read my sister and I on our own roadtrips.



The New England Grimpendium by J.W. Ocker

Publisher: Countryman Press (September 20, 2010)

Print Length: 304 pages

The Review

The most recent read for me featured on this list, The New England Grimpendium is J.W. Ocker’s travelogue on the ghoulish sites that one should visit on a tour of the six states that make up New England. While I had some issues while reading this book, I did make a mental note of several sites mentioned to add to my own New England road trip.



Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (Sisterhood #1) by Ann Brashares

Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 11, 2001)

Print Length: 294 pages

The Review

A book that needs no introduction in terms of why it is on a top five roadtrip books list, the entire ‘Sisterhood’ series features four friends on different trips trying desperately to keep their relationship to one another strong despite the distance. I chose to include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants not because it is the best of the series, to be honest I don’t think I could pick one that stands out among the others, but because for those who don’t know this is book one in the series.


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

Publisher:  Knopf (September 9, 2014)

Print Length: 336 pages

The Review

A book sculpted around a traveling Shakespearean company, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a fictional masterpiece for anyone that enjoys post-apocalyptic worlds. As I’ve said in previous posts, I wont say much more about Station Eleven’s plot, as I feel that it is best to go into this one blind.

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And those are the top five books that I think are the best roadtrip novels. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.


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