Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is travel.

Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie. In this emotionally wrenching debut, seventeen-year-old Matt finds his dead brother's correspondence among his personal effects and sets out to Wisconsin to learn about the life his brother had there. 

In Honor by Jessi Kirby. Here's another with a brother lost in Iraq. In this one, Honor receives a last letter and sets off to California to fulfill his final request.   

On a lighter note, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith is pure fun fluff.

Are We There Yet? by David Levithan. Two brothers separated by seven years and lots of hurt are tricked by their parents into touring Italy together.

Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen. Sam has Tourette's Syndrome, just like his dad who died. He also has a stepfather who despises him. He sets out to on a road trip to California to discover the truth about his life.

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman. High school senior and president of the Young Republicans Club, Leo Caraway has his life turned upside down when he loses his scholarship to Harvard and also discovers his father is a punk rock star.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Sixteen-year-old Cameron Smith sets out on a wild road trip from Texas to Florida in search of a cure for his Mad Cow disease.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. A five book trilogy that is absolutely hysterical. I highly recommend reading them with your ears. Stephen Fry narrated the first and Douglas Adams narrated the rest. Or you could purchase the Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide and read all five. 

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I have to say that this is my favorite Green novel.

I will end with one that has been sitting on the tbr pile.

Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern. Recent high school graduates Lil and Josh leave Illinois for Oregon seeking Lil's sort-of friend Penny, who faked her own kidnapping to escape problems at home and an abusive boyfriend, but Lil also wants to find out if she and Josh are meant to be more than friends.

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