Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Top Ten Tuesday - Travel
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way
(road trips, airplanes, travelogues, anything where there is traveling in the book!)
1 - Northern Lights - Philip Pulman
Lyra travels to the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies - and where a team of scientists is conducting experiments too horrible to be spoken about.
2 - Wizard of Oz - L Frank Baum
Join Dorothy Gale, Toto, and all of her friends as they explore the incredible land of Oz.
The Beach - Alex Garland
In the tradition of grand adventure novels, Richard, a rootless traveler rambling around Thailand on his way somewhere else, is given a hand-drawn map by a madman who calls himself Daffy Duck. He and two French travelers set out on a journey to find this paradise.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers
Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way … taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
Harry, Ron and Hermione travel the country on quest to find and destroy Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Then Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight.
Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder
Avry, a healer, is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for.
Graceling - Kristen Cashore
On a journey of self-discovery, Katsa travels the Seven Kingdoms with Po in search of his Grandfather who has been kidnapped. Katsa never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away ... a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane
Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest.