Great Reads to Inspire Travel

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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 

HOW THE BOOK CLUB WORKS

We host Book Club discussions on Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 pm EST (check your local time here). Please register on our Events Calendar or by using the links below. 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 support non-profit organizations through a ‘Pay What you Can’ model. Sessions are recorded and shared on this website 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

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Past Book Club Reads

Nervous Conditions

Africa

Nervous Conditions

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger

Egypt

Mistress of Nothing

by Kate Pullinger

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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

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The Lost Vintage by Ann M

Italy

Lady in the Palazzo

by Marlena de Blasi

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The Lost Vintage by Ann M

France

The Lost Vintage

by Ann Mah

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Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

BALI, MEXICO + MORE

Tales of a Female Nomad

by Rita Golden Gelman

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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 

Books to Inspire You

7 Award-Winning Novels That Take You on a Journey

7 Award-Winning Novels That Take You on a Journey

Most women who love to travel are hungry to learn about other religions, other ethnicities, and what it’s like to live in a place other than our own. The following seven ‘travel in your mind books’ have each been recommended to me by another women. I now pass these titles along to you. Enjoy!

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