NPR Unveils ‘Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey’ Summer Reading Lists

By Maryann Yin Comment

nprOn the hunt for a good book to take to the beach? NPR assembled a group of writers, librarians, and book critics to create 12 summer reading lists.

The team established a theme called “Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey.” Books were categorized depending on how well the stories fit the different modes of transportation: train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time, dragons, drugs, and giant peaches. Bibliophiles can help to add on to these lists by sharing titles on social media with the hashtag #bookyourtrip.

Here’s more from NPR‘s “Morning Edition” introductory story: “Our favorite thing about these lists is the surprising and funny combinations you get when you decide to look at a very specific slice of something. We love that Anna Karenina and The Little Engine That Could are side by side. On the car list, you’ll find Go, Dog. Go! and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And — perhaps for the first time ever — Che Guevara and Beverly Cleary are hanging out together with The Motorcycle Diaries and The Mouse and the Motorcycle.” What do you think?