With the news this week that VW is finally, FINALLY, putting it’s cool new version of the great VW Bus back into production–and its electric this time! I just couldn’t stop thinking about road trips. Summer isn’t officially over and those of us with no kids to get to the school bus each morning anymore can revel in travel….if we can afford it! So, I thought an updated post on road trip books was in order!
The One With the Statutes Tumbling Down
Who wouldn’t want to have been there when the Berlin Wall came down and toured various parts of the former Soviet Union and Eastern block right after? Journalist Susan Viets did just that. She got to stick around in places long enough to find out how they were living, too. Like today in the USA there was discussion back then about statutes of former historical figures, too.
Picnic at the Berlin Wall by Susan Viets
The One With the Weirdos on the Bus
David Arnold certainly has a gift for storytelling. This is a road trip book with epic personalities. The trip has it all suspense, joy, anger, elation, sorrow and more. This is a story of friendship, family, coming-of-age, learning to take time and not judge and learning to not merely survive, but thrive where you land in life. If you like John Green, you will certainly like David Arnold. (This review originally appeared in a post here on January 20, 2016).
Mostquitoland: A Novel by David Arnold.
The One On the Roads You Can See From the River
Lost Girls by Lee Smith.
The One With Potty Breaks
When Jess, Tanz. Norman and Nicky, met Ed… or the most interesting family road trip with a big dog ever taken. You can read my full review here.
The One From Hell
If you picked this book for its slim size you’d be shocked at how much of a story–and what a shocking story at that–Ms Spark packed in here! It is one of Boxall’s 1001 Books to Read Before You Die, too.
The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
The One Forthcoming and With a Guest Reviewer
Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman.
The One I Still Need to Read
I’ve had this one on my pile since I met the author at Cincinnati’s great Books By the Banks book festival a couple of years ago. I guess it can anchor next year’s road trip post.
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
You can read my first Road Trip Books Post here