Bout of Books: Book Road Trip Challenge

Posted August 22, 2013 by Stephanie in / 86 Comments

Bout of Books

Hey everyone and welcome to my stop for the Bout of Books Road Trip Challenge!! I hope you all are enjoying your read-a-thon week and are getting closer to your goals! I love going on road trips or any kind of trip for that matter and I always bring a TON of books with me. For this challenge, I’d like for you to come up with a list of the top 5-10 states/places you’d love to visit and find a book (you either read or want to read) that takes place in that state/place or a book by an author who lives or is from there. :]

I will post mine right here as an example for you all! All you have to do is comment on this post with a link to yours and you will be entered to win a September release of your choice (Up to $15 on Amazon or The Book Depository).

My Book Road Trip:
Washington: Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
San Francisco: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
South Carolina: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
England: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Australia: Kerri Williams (Books include: The Moore Justice Trilogy, Never Goodbye, etc)
Minnesota: The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
Arizona: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Maine: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Texas: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Alaska: The Call of the Wild by Jack London (I had to put at least one classic book on this list πŸ™‚

Okay, now it’s your turn! Remember, all you have to do is post your own list and comment here with a link to it and you will be entered to win a September release of your choice! Hope you all are dwindling down your goals!! Happy reading!

Congratulations to Kristen from The Book Monsters
This was her list if any of you were interested! :]
Alaska: Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Colorado: School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
California: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Florida: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Oregon: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
New York: Tithe by Holly Black
Texas: Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Tennessee: Hourglass by Myra McEntire


86 responses to “Bout of Books: Book Road Trip Challenge

  1. I'm going away on holiday in October and I'm going to 5 different countries so I thought it would be interesting to choose those as my Top 5.
    The countries and books are:

    Amsterdam: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (unread)
    Munich: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Venice: Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Rose (unread)
    Paris: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (unread)
    London: I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk (read)

  2. Amsterdam: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    Australia: Rose by Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy
    China: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
    Paris: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
    Greece: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

    Those would be my top choices.

  3. My Book Road Trip:
    England: Godiva by Nichole Galland
    Rome; Angles and Demons by Dan Brown
    Alaska: Sitka by Louis L'Amour
    Germany: Holocaust by Gerald Green
    Wyoming: Blood Valley by William Johnstone

  4. New York: The Diviners by Libba Bray
    Virginia: The raven boys by Maggie Steifvater
    Germany: The book thief by Markus Zusak
    Russia: Blood promise (Vampire academy #4) by Richelle Mead
    Georgia: Hex hall by Rachel Hawkins (Hex hall # 1)

  5. I posted mine here:

    Here's my list~

    1. EUROPE! (England, Scotland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece) – 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. [I think this is the ultimate trip of all time. I want to live this life!]
    2. Paris, France – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins [The food! The sights!]
    3. Japan – Ink by Amanda Sun and Train Man by Hitori Nakano [Cherry Blossoms! Akihabara! Pretty Sights! Good food~]
    4. England – The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, Shades of London Series by Maureen Johnson [Whether for just a visit or whether I stay in boarding school, I want to be in England~] Also, HOGWARTS! Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling [I want to go to the Studio Tour!]
    5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [I want to experience that moment in the tunnel!]
    6. New York, New York – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, as well as Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, both by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan [I want to go around the city~ I want to go to the bookstore in DaLBoD!] Also, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger [The fashion scene~]
    7. Tasmania, Australia – Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith [I just want to see the pretty sights]
    8. Seville, Spain – The Orange Girl by Jostein Gardner [It's seems like such a magical and romantic place~]
    9. Troy, Turkey – The Iliad by Homer [I haven't actually read the book, but my history teacher discussed about it and showed pictures of the place and I definitely want to see it. Although I think it's not that safe. Who knows~ But I definitely want to see!]
    10. Chicago, Illinois – Divergent by Veronica Roth and Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan [The Bean~ I don't know why. Haha!]

    Thanks for the challenge~ πŸ˜€

  6. Nice challenge!

    1. New Orleans: Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter
    2. Alaska: On Thin Ice by Cherry Adair
    3. English coast: Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
    4. New York: Captive Heart by Anna Windsor
    5. Greece: Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  7. This was such a fun challenge! Thanks so much for hosting it!

    France: Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
    Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
    England: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    Greece: The Island by Victoria Hislop

  8. Bout of Books 8.0 #139 here!

    I had to stick with places in the U.S. otherwise this list would have been REALLY crazy!
    Honolulu, Hawaii — The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
    New Orleans, Louisiana — Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    San Francisco, California — On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    Seattle, Washington — The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  9. What a great idea for a challenge! I'll be adding my list to today's update post too, but this is my road trip:

    1. Paris – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (on Mount TBR)
    2. Venice – The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick (on my wishlist)
    3. New Orleans – New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith (on Mount TBR)
    4. Iceland – Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne (read)
    5. Cephalonia – Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres (read)
    6. Soho, London – Soho by Keith Waterhouse (on my wishlist)
    7. Amalfi Coast, Italy – Last Voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore (read)

    Hmmm, I'm getting a sudden urge to go book a holiday… πŸ™‚

    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl / @Bookshop_Girl
    emp501 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

  10. Here's my List:
    1.Wither by Lauren DeStefano: New York
    2.Under the Dome by Stephen King: Maine
    3.Life as we Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer: Pennsylvania
    4. Safe Heaven by Nicholas Sparks: Southport, North Carolina
    5.Mercy Road by Dalia Pagani: Vermont

  11. Here's my list πŸ™‚
    1. Anna and the French Kiss – Paris, France
    2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series – Greece
    3. The Thief Lord – Venice, Italy
    4. The Red Pyramid series – Egypt
    5. Harry Potter series – England

  12. Here we go
    1. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen-Norway
    2.The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera- New Zealand
    3 Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell- Missouri (the Ozarks).
    4. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes- Italy-Tuscany
    5. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (Scotland)
    6. Ulysses by James Joyce (Ireland)
    7 The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb (Appalachian Mountains-North Carolina)
    8 Black Hills- Nora Roberts (Black Hills North Dakota)
    9. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult (Pennsylvania Amish Country)
    10. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Luis Zafon (Spain)

  13. My list:
    Sweden- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson
    Amsterdam- The Fault in our Stars- John Green
    Carribean- Wide Sargasso Sea- Jean Rhys
    New Orleans, Louisianna- USA- Definitely Dead- Charlaine Harris
    Japan- Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden

  14. This was such a fun challenge! I had to think hard for a couple of them, haha. You can check out my answer post here if you'd like. πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  15. Such a fun challenge!

    My list:
    Scotland: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Cornwall: The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick
    Alaska: Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
    Paris: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    England: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Rome: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
    Chile: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
    Miami: Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
    Maine: Bag Of Bones by Stephen King
    Australia: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

  16. Just commenting! So far I'm only being able to read What Matters Most and Louise (main character) is taking a road trip from New Jersey to Florida in the book. Good story!

  17. Agloe, New York – Paper Towns by John Green
    Amsterdam – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
    Washington – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    Wales – "Gavin And Stacey": From Barry To Billericay by James Corden
    Paris – Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  18. I am #294 on the list!

    You can read my list here:

    Or to make it easier:
    1. New York City – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
    2. Palm Springs – Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
    3. England – Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
    4. Colorado – Soul’s Gate by James L Rubart
    5. Seattle – Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
    6. Paris – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    7. Amsterdam- The Fault in our Stars by John Green

  19. p7

    Here is my top 5:

    London, United Kingdom: Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare
    New York, USA: Where She Went, Gayle Forman
    Paris, France: Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
    Scotland: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
    Italy: City of Masks, Mary Hoffman (okay, a little bit of cheating, since it's an alternate version of Italy… but I remember I adored Hoffman's version of the country back in the day)

    Thank you for hosting the challenge! πŸ™‚


  20. My book road trip:

    London: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
    Paris: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    South Carolina: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    Amsterdam: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    New York: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare/Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan

  21. Hallo, Hallo! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This was a heap of fun! I loved yesterday’s book spine poetry challenge AND today’s is even sweeter as I organised books in my TBR Jar by β€˜locale!’ πŸ™‚ Wicked sweet! Mind you, with my list you need to travel by car, ferry, and ship/or/plane!! Bless Book Browse & my local library for helping me sort this all out!! πŸ™‚ Rock on, Bout’ers!! I added on the fact I needed to find *at least 5* books I want to read under each section! πŸ™‚

    #141 Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story

  22. My list won't fit on Twitter, so here it is:

    Scotland: Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
    Alaska: The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chain
    New Zealand: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
    Charleston, SC: Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
    Norway: The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
    New Orleans: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    Bavaria: The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver PΓΆtzsch
    Toronto: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

  23. This is such a fun challenge! πŸ™‚

    Here is my list:
    1. United Kingdom: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    2. Paris: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    3. Amsterdam: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    4. Germany: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    5. Greece: The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
    6. Rome: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  24. Here's my bookish road trip:

    1.) Ireland — Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
    2.) Tuscany (a.k.a. anywhere in Italy!) — The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato
    3.) Scotland — The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
    4.) Maine — Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
    5.) Nashville, Tennessee — Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

    It can also be found at my progress thread. I've read all the books and enjoyed them to varying degrees.

  25. Well I just went to England a month ago and got to cross that off my book road trip bucket list. My other places to visit would be:

    1. Russia (St. Petersburg & Moscow) – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    2. North Carolina (Charlotte & Asheville) – where The Hunger Games was filmed (going there soon!)
    3. Paris, France – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
    4. Amsterdam – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    5. Scotland – Harry Potter by JK Rowling (film locations and the pub she first wrote it in)

  26. Wow! What a neat idea! Here are some places I'd like to visit:
    England – of course from Harry Potter
    New York – Catcher in the Rye
    Boston – Flat Out Love
    Africa – The Poisonwood Bible
    Sweden – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    And here are some fun ones:
    Mars – Feed
    Oz – Wizard of Oz
    District 13 – Hunger Games
    Post-apocalyptic America – The Road
    Through time – The Time Traveler's Wife

  27. Harder that I thought, but it was fun!! πŸ™‚ Had to changes some of my locations πŸ™‚

    New York – "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
    Florida – "Best Friends Forever" by Jennifer Weiner
    North Carolina – "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks
    Ireland – "P.S I love you" by Cecilia Ahern
    Spain – "Ines del alma mia" by Isabel Allende
    Greece – "The sisterhood of the traveling pants" by Ann Brashares

    You can also find it here:

  28. Hi! I know the challenge is officially over, but I thought I'd share mine just for fun, because it's such a great cahllenge.

    FRANCE: The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
    SCOTLAND: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    IRELAND: Circle trilogy by Nora Roberts
    AUSTRALIA: Eucalyptus by Bill Murray
    ITALY: Extra Virgin by Annie Hawes

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