Live and Let Growl
By Laurien Berenson
DB 88036, LT 20743, Available on BARD
When her aunt Peg lands a gig as judge at a Kentucky dog show, Melanie Travis welcomes the opportunity for a road trip. Too bad a killer has planned a deadly detour. 2016.
Live and Let Growl
The Lost Sun
By Tessa Gratton
DB 77008, Available on BARD
In an alternate U.S.A.--the United States of Asgard--Soren Bearskin, son of an infamous berserker, and Astrid Glyn, daughter of a renowned seer, embark on a road trip to find the missing god Baldur, whose absence is causing panic. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.
Man Made Boy
By Jon Skovron
DB 77557, Available on BARD
Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from his Times Square theater home and embarks on a wild cross-country road trip. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.
One Plus One
By Jojo Moyes
DB 79917, DB 83956 (Spanish), LT 18068, Available on BARD
Single mother Jess Thomas is struggling to raise her ten-year-old math-genius daughter, Tanzie, and teenaged stepson, Nicky. To give Tanzie a chance at a prestigious school, they fly to England and take a road trip to Scotland with technology wizard Ed Nicholls. Nothing goes as planned. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.
Porcupine of Truth
By Bill Konigsberg
DB 84155, BR 21416, Available on BARD
Mopey about having to spend the summer with his estranged father in Billings, Montana, seventeen-year-old Carson's vacation prospects improve after he meets Aisha, a beautiful lesbian, and the two embark on an epic road trip that will transform them both. Strong language. Stonewall Book Award. For senior high and older readers. 2015.
The Rejected Writers' Book Club
By Suzanne Kelman
In the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington, librarian Janet Johnson joins a quirky group of women who would much rather celebrate one another's rejected manuscripts than actually publish a book. To save the club's reputation, they embark on a wild road trip to San Francisco. They'll face their fears and have the time of their lives. 2016.
Sing, Unburied, Sing
By Jesmyn Ward
DB 89552, BR 22096, LT 23277, Available on BARD
Thirteen-year-old Jojo has been raised by his grandparents, as his black mother, Leonie, is a drug addict and his white father, Michael, is in prison. When Michael is released, Leonie packs Jojo and his baby sister in the car for a nightmarish road trip. Violence and strong language. 2017.
By Pagan Kennedy
BR 10571, Available on BARD
Fran and her older sister, Doris, are unmarried and in their thirties when their ailing, widowed father dies in the 1960s. Growing old with Doris sounds fine to staid Fran, and the sisters accept an invitation to move in with a spinster aunt. But Doris soon becomes restless and takes reluctant Fran on a long road trip. 1995.
There Will Be Lies
By Nick Lake
DB 80702, BR 20665, Available on BARD
Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life; but after a car accident, Shelby's mother steals her away from the hospital and takes her on a long desert road trip. Shelby soon discovers her mother hasn't been honest with her. For senior high and older readers. 2015.