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The Best Books With Road in the Title

Updated November 18, 2017 312 votes 27 voters 2.9k views

It turns out that books with road in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 100+ good books with road in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that many of these titles are books about different kinds of roads, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word road in the title.

Books with road in the title include On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and The Ghost Road by Pat Barker. If you have a favorite road book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has road in the name, it belongs on this list.

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  • 1
    The Lawless Roads is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The Lawless Roads

    Graham Greene

    First Published1939

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, History of the Americas, Mexico, Latin America

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Travel, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Killer on the Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Killer on the Road

    James Ellroy

    First Published1986-10

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    First Published2006-09-26

    SubjectsSurvival skills, Literary, Adventure, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Fiction, Literary fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Darkest Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The Darkest Road

    Guy Gavriel Kay

    First Published1986

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Tobacco Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Tobacco Road

    Erskine Caldwell

    First Published1932

    SubjectsTobacco Road, Great Depression in the United States, Sharecropping

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  • 6
    From slave ship to freedom roa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title

    SubjectsVisual arts, Painting, United States of America, History, Places

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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    The Whale Road is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The Whale Road

    Robert Low

    Genres (Book)Historical fiction, Fiction

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  • 8
    Road Kill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Road Kill

    Jack Ketchum, Ken Catran

    SubjectsLaw

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

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    Calico Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Calico Road

    Anna Jacobs

    SubjectsFamily saga, 19th century

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

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  • 10
    Road Atlas of the British Isle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title

    SubjectsWales, Scotland, British Isles, England

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  • 11
    Freedom road is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Freedom road

    Howard Fast

    Subjects19th century, History, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    The road to Memphis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The road to Memphis

    Mildred D. Taylor

    SubjectsPrejudice, Mississippi, African American, United States of America, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

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    Damnation road show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Damnation road show

    James Axler, Alan Philipson

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

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    Leaving Jetty Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Leaving Jetty Road

    Rebecca Winters

    SubjectsFriendship, Schools, Vegetarianism, Australia

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    The Road to Terror: Stalin and is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title

    First Published1999

    SubjectsEurope, Socialism, World, Russia, Ryutin Affair

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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    Reservation Road is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Reservation Road

    John Burnham Schwartz

    First Published1998

    SubjectsFather-Son Relationships, Connecticut, Family, Murder

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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    The road from Roxbury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    SubjectsWomen, 19th century, Family, United States of America, Massachusetts

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction

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  • 18
    Road trip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Road trip

    Eric Walters

    SubjectsBasketball

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    The Salt Roads is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The Salt Roads

    Nalo Hopkinson

    First Published2003

    SubjectsFrance, Women, Egypt, Time travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Roads to Modernity: The Br is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title

    First Published2004

    SubjectsPhilosophy, France, Enlightenment, World, Modern philosophy

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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  • 21
    Seven roads to hell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    Seven roads to hell

    Donald Burgett

    SubjectsModern history, Military, United States of America, World War II, United States Army

    Genres (Book)Biography, Fiction, Science Fiction

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    16 Lighthouse Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    16 Lighthouse Road

    Debbie Macomber

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

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    The road to Arnhem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The road to Arnhem

    Donald Burgett

    SubjectsNetherlands, Modern history, World War II, 20th century, History

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    The road to Oxiana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The road to Oxiana

    Robert Byron

    SubjectsChina, Iran, Middle East, Afghanistan, Near East

    Genres (Book)Travel

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    The roads of my relations is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With Road in the Title
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    The roads of my relations

    Devon A. Mihesuah

    SubjectsMississippi, Oklahoma

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