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BookTrail Travel Awards 2018 – Methods of Travel

  • Submitted: 9th December 2018

The BookTrail Travel Awards 2018 – methods of travel is the second round of Awards for the Best Books of the Year. This week, we look at travel and all the ways of making and enjoying a journey. There have been some great travel escapades this year. It’s not always planes, trains and automobiles….and when it is, they’re not the ones you might expect.

So, The BookTrail Travel Awards 2018 – Methods of Travel are….

BookTrail Travel Awards 2018 - method of transport

BookTrail Travel Awards 2018 – method of transport

The Awards are for the Best..

Method of transport you have to try

Detour on a journey 


Travel companion

Mode of Transport

… in a novel

Award for Best method of transport

Journey: Dog Sledging in Copenhagen

Books set in Sweden – A Winter Beneath the Stars – Jo Thomas

This contains dog sledging in Swedish Lapland, what more is there to love?

A Winter Beneath the stars - Jo Thomas

A Winter Beneath the stars – Jo Thomas


Best Detour in a Novel..

Journey: In a car to Laconia, USA

Book set in USA – Past Tense by Lee Child

Jack Reacher takes a detour to the town where his father is and where he grew up….you know that’s going to be interesting when Reacher takes a ‘wrong’ turn…

Past Tense by Lee Child


The Best Roadtrip in a novel..

Book set in USA Dust by Mark Thompson

Journey: USA on a truck

This is a road trip through the heart of southern America that truly reveals a darker side to life – the two halves of a divided nation, where wealth, poverty and racial bigotry collide. It’s a journey through the 1960’s and all the political and social changes the county went through at the time.


Award for best travel passenger in a story…

Journey: Around the world on a boat

Book set around the world – The Legend of Sally Jones by Jacob Wegelius

You can’t beat a monkey on a ship travelling the high seas across the world can you?

Two books out now about Sally Jones and these were two of my highlights of the year. Great illustrations and a magical story both times.

Sally jones

 Award for Best Mode of Transport…

Cornwall in a Camper Van!

Book set in Cornwall – Ali McNamara

Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper van

Out of all the books published this year, this is the one that sticks in my mind for the brilliant campervan in the story! The plot is fresh and funny and the campervan is something many people dream of. Life in a campervan reading and lunging around. The sound of the sea, the whiff of salty sand in the air…

So evocative and fun.

More awards will be given out next week….

Top 20 books of 2018 to come…

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