Last updated on December 3rd, 2022
Great Reads to Inspire Travel
JourneyWoman Book Club
Travel by Book
JourneyWoman travel book club partner TripFiction recommends 10 books to help solo women travelers discover the wonders of Asia.
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In 2022, we 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 hosted by Wendy, Sally and Carolyn and are held the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm EDT. If you purchase a book, please use the links on our site. We recommend you order books in advance, check your local library, use audiobooks or share!
2023 Book of the Month and Meeting Dates:
1. Ukraine: The Memory Keeper of Kyiv, by Erin Litteken (January 18)
2. Syria: The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian (February 15)
3. South America: Eva Luna, by Isabel Allende (March 15)
4. Morocco: Tangerine, by Christine Mangan (April 19)
Please support our book club by buying your book or ebook using the links on our site.
Featured Interviews With Authors
JourneyWoman Book Club co-host Sally Jane Smith interviews Laura Maya, author of “Tell Them My Name”, our November 2022 Book of the Month (Nepal)
JourneyWoman Book Club co-host Carolyn Ray interviews Joanna Glen, author of “All My Mothers”, our February 2022 Book of the Month (Spain)
JourneyWoman Book Club co-host Sally Jane Smith interviews Carol Drinkwater, author of “An Act of Love”, our March 2022 Book of the Month (France)
JourneyWoman’s Carolyn Ray interviews Kelly Lewis, author of “Tell Her She Can’t: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women”
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Books to Stimulate Your Curiosity
Introducing our first round of books for the 2023 JourneyWoman Travel Book Club, as chosen by our readers.
Laura Maya’s new memoir, “Tell Them My Name”, takes us to Nepal to explore the beauty of our differences and the joy of exploration.
TripFiction’s Tina Hartas shares 10 books set in Central, Latin, and South America that capture the heart and soul of the countries in this incredibly culturally rich and beautiful part of the world.
Our October book of the month explores the little-known history of the German occupation of Guernsey and affirms the power of the written word.
Our Women’s Travel Wisdom retreat is an opportunity to meet nine best-selling authors, including Lola Akinmade Akerstorm and Loung Ung.
Set in Morocco, Vendela Vida’s novel “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” features a solo traveller on her own journey to identity.
Claudia Laroye’s book “A Gelato a Day” includes short stories from leading travel writers that show the true impact of family travel.
TripFiction’s Tina Hartas recommends five books set in the Middle East, a region overflowing with history, beauty and culture.
Alka Joshi’s debut novel “The Henna Artist” brings 1950s Rajasthan to life with themes of freedom and independence that connect all women.
“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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