Sunday, June 19, 2011

5 Best Books About Travel

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Indie Reader Houston

  This week's list is for our 5 best books about travel.  One of my favorite genres is travel narratives, so I have had no trouble coming up with five books, in no particular order:
  1. The Great Typo Hunt:  Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson.  A fun story about guys correcting spelling and grammar errors on signs and other public displays across the country. 
  2. Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.  A novel about two unlikely companions on a cross-country road trip.
  3. Walking Israel:  A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation by Martin Fletcher.  An unusual yet thoughtful trip along the length of Israel
  4. The Geography of Bliss:  One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner.  This is one of my all-time favorites - a great book about how one's environment can contribute to ( or detract from) one's happiness.
  5. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman.  A story of two friends travelling through China.
  What are your favorite books about travel?


  1. I haven't heard of any of these books! I do like travel books too. But I haven't read very many, I should say.

    The Great Typo Hunt sounds like a fun book. I HATE typos (although I bet they're mostly spelling errors by people who don't know better!).

  2. The Geography of Bliss sounds really good! I am going to have to check that one out. This is a really great list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ok - you have two of my favorites on your list! Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven and Geography of Bliss. I will have to check out some of the others.

  4. An interesting list. Haven't heard of any of these but would love to read The Great Typo Hunt. Geography of Bliss too seems intriguing.

  5. Great list. I'll check some of these out.

  6. I've never heard of any of these titles. Where have I been? Obviously I need to get cracking...! They sound like terrific reads.


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