10 Rail-Riding Reads A coachful of books featuring trains Whether you're gearing up for a journey or just contemplating one, these 10 transporting books are sure to put you in a wandering mood 1. Trains and Lovers Alexander McCall Smith 2. Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith 3. The Great Railway Bazaar Paul Theroux 4. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe Fannie Flagg 5. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins 6. Iron Council Chia Mieville 7. The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan 8. Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain Matthew Engel 9. Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie 10. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Tags: transport, travel View the discussion thread.