Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.
This week’s theme is: Spring Fever: Top Ten Books I’d Play Hooky With
I’d honestly play hooky with any book that I own, so to narrow down the choices, I decided to go for books that fit the Spring Break travel theme.
The whole series offers some light entertainment, but the third novel in particular, Rites of Spring (Break), seemed especially fitting.
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna’s adventures throughout her year studying abroad in France offer the perfect cathartic getaway.
Seeing a little bit of underground Australian culture makes me want to travel to the continent even more.
4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Kerouac’s masterpiece isn’t only the hallmark of a generation; it’s also probably the best novel depicting a road trip to ever be written, no matter how atypical the trip might become.
Until I can realize my own dream of renovating a Tuscan villa, reading of Mayes’s adventures will have to suffice.
6. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Matson’s tale of two teens connecting on a cross-country road trip is cute and satisfies a craving for aimless travel.
While many of Dessen’s novels feature the beach town of Colby, this one happens to be my favorite.
8. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Amidst all the turmoil and action that Mac endures is a trilling depiction of Dublin that makes me want to hop a plane to Ireland.
9. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
While Hubbard’s depiction of backpacking through Central America didn’t inspire me to plan a similar trip for myself, it’s still fun to watch Bria acclimate to a foreign culture.
10. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Forster’s delightful tale features extended stays in both Florence as well as Surrey, making me eager to plan a European tour of my own.