Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Great Reads to Inspire Travel

JourneyWoman

Book Club

Welcome to Our Book Club!

Who can imagine a world without books? Books help us believe in magic, possibilities and the unseen world. They take far beyond the place we’re reading about: we learn who we are, what inspires us and what connects us as human beings: curiosity, generosity, love, empathy and kindness.

All of our books are recommended by JourneyWomen, and although they may not be your typical ‘travel book’, our aspiration is that they’ll inspire us to seek, learn and teach others about other cultures and perspectives and sustain our passion for travel.

We hope you’ll join us on our next call!

With gratitude, 

– Carolyn Ray and Wendy Brook, your Book Club co-hosts

Email at: jwbookclub@journeywoman.com 

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Our monthly Book Club is on the third Wednesday 

We host Book Club discussions on Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 pm EST (check your local time here). You can find registration details on our Events Calendar.

Discussion questions and author bios are provided in advance. You do not have to have read the book to attend. All are welcome!

There is no charge to join a meeting but we try to cover our costs through an optional ‘Pay What you Can’ model. Sessions are recorded and shared for those who aren’t able to participate live. We welcome your suggestions and ideas at any time, either via email or by filling out this feedback form here.

To Register: We’re not event experts so we use Eventbrite. Upon registering for your first ticket with Eventbrite, you should be prompted to create an account. You’ll need this in order to access the Zoom link for the event. All ticket and receipt emails will come from Eventbrite and not JourneyWoman. We do not keep private purchase information on our website, nor will we ever request it via email.

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Past Book Club Reads

A House in Corfu book cover

GReeCE

A House in Corfu: A Sojourn in Greece

by Emma Tennant

ABOUT THE BOOK

An Embarrassment of Mangoes

THE CARIBBEAN

An Embarrassment of Mangoes

by Ann Vanderhoof

ABOUT THE BOOK

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

Morocco + Mali

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

by Alice Morrison 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Nervous Conditions

Africa

Nervous Conditions

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger

Egypt

Mistress of Nothing

by Kate Pullinger

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deborah Lawrenson 300 Days of Sun

Portugal

300 Days of Sun

by Deborah Lawrenson

ABOUT THE BOOK

Travels with my hat - Book jacket

Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco

Travels with my Hat

by Christine Osborne

ABOUT THE BOOK

John Mcgahern By The Lake

Ireland

By the Lake

by John McGahern

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom

United States

The Kitchen House

by Kathleen Grissom

ABOUT THE BOOK

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

SPAIN

Driving Over Lemons

by Chris Stewart

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Lost Vintage by Ann M

Italy

Lady in the Palazzo

by Marlena de Blasi

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Lost Vintage by Ann M

France

The Lost Vintage

by Ann Mah

ABOUT THE BOOK

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

BALI, MEXICO + MORE

Tales of a Female Nomad

by Rita Golden Gelman

ABOUT THE BOOK

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

Silk Route

Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road

by Kate Harris 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth.
What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
– Anne Lamont, Bird by Bird 

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