Last updated on April 21st, 2022
Great Reads to Inspire Travel
JourneyWoman Book Club
Our Book This Month
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We’ve recently partnered with TripFiction to present you with compelling reads set in incredible locations. The TripFiction database has thousands of location-based books set all around the world to transport you to a location of your dreams – or, perhaps one you are about to visit. Looking for book ideas? Visit TripFiction’s Great Reads page and use the map to find the book of your dreams. Book Club meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm EDT.
2022 Book of the Month and Meeting Dates:
1. All My Mothers by Joanna Glenn (Spain) – January/February 16
2. An Act of Love by Carol Drinkwater (France) – March 16
3. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak (Cyprus) – April 20
4. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexico) – May 18
5. In The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner (Cambodia) – June 15
6. The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (Cape Cod) – July 20
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Books to Stimulate Your Curiosity
Explore the Maya underworld with “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a fantastical novel set in 1920s Mexico.
Our Book of the Month: In “The Island of Missing Trees”, a magical book on belonging and identity, nature and renewal, Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree from Cyprus.
JourneyWoman and TripFiction are uniting women book lovers to bring a fresh perspective to books to expand your travel bucket list.
Our December book club pick is Tembi Locke’s memoir, “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home”, about her transracial romance with her Italian husband and her grief after his untimely death.
The JourneyWoman Book Club heads to Cuba as solo traveller Wanda St. Hilaire explores love and adventure in her 2009 memoir, “The Cuban Chronicles.”
Travel with best-selling author Sara Wheeler to one of the earth’s most pristine places in “The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle.”
Set in Tanzania, “Our House in Arusha” by Sara Tucker is part of our “Once-in-a-Lifetime’ book series including Africa, Spain and Antarctica.
Karen Gershowitz’ new book, “Travel Mania”, shares a lifetime of travel stories as inspiration for solo women travellers to take the first step.
As part of our Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences series, we feature Alesa Teague’s Camino de Santiago memoir “The Long Road Home”.
“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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