The Best Books About Road Trips to Read Now

The Best Books About Road Trips to Read Now

Looking for the best books about road trips? Hit the open road with these adventure books that celebrate cross-country adventures in fiction and nonfiction.

In today’s Book Gang episode, Colleen Oakley brought her favorite selections for the best road trip books. 

She also discussed her fantastic intergenerational road trip story, The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise. Don’t miss this episode on the inspiration of Thelma & Louise and the challenges of writing about characters from two different generations. 

Listen to the full episode (the show notes are located here) below and subscribe to the Book Gang podcast for more episodes like this one.

The Best Books About Road Trips to Read Now

The Best Books to Read About Road Trips Right Now

Today’s bonus list includes a variety of exciting adventures on the open road, ranging from uplifting tales to reflective journeys and even nonfiction memoirs.

So whether you’re looking for a way to escape into a world of travel from the comfort of your armchair or simply seeking some inspiration for your next road trip, these books are sure to captivate and entertain you.

Joyful Road Trip Stories

These fictional getaway escapes will take you across the United States from the comfort of your armchair.

Thought-Provoking Road Trip Book Cub Books

Looking for a book club selection that will fuel a lively, adventurous discussion and provide plenty of material for contemplation? Check out these thought-provoking books.

Challenging Nonfiction for Adventure Seekers

Looking for a reading list that will push you outside your comfort zone and satisfy your thirst for adventure? Look no further than these nonfiction books, perfect for the daring reader!

Looking for more road trip adventures? Here is a short list of our book club member favorites:

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish

West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John “Chick” Donohue

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

What is your favorite road trip story? I’d love to expand our list with your favorites too!

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Published April 14, 2023 by:

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