Last updated on June 12th, 2023
Great Reads to Inspire Travel
JourneyWoman Book Club
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Chinese-Canadian journalist Ruth Lor Malloy, 91, shares her life’s work to foster intercultural dialogue and justice for marginalized groups.
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2023 Book Club Selections
The JourneyWoman Book Club announces our next six reads, designed to spark your wanderlust and connect us as women.
For our March 2023 book of the month, we return to Morocco, for a gripping psychological thriller set in 1950s Tangier.
Set in South America, our February Book is Isabel Allende’s “Eva Luna” which explores the transformative power of words and stories.
Previous Book Club Selections
JourneyWoman readers have chosen Erin Litteken’s “The Memory Keeper of Kyiv”, set in Ukraine, as our January 2023 Book of the Month.
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.
Explore the World by Book
TripFiction’s Tina Hartas shares her top picks for women to explore New Zealand with books that reflect this rural and bucolic country.
TripFiction’s Tina Hartas recommends five books that allow travellers to see Australia through an author’s eyes.
Karen Gershowitz’ new book, “Travel Mania”, shares a lifetime of travel stories as inspiration for solo women travellers to take the first step.
Tina Hartas fromTripFiction shares 10 books about Italy that will make you fall in love with this country all over again.
Women’s Travel Memoirs: Kelly Lewis Inspires With Stories of ‘Unstoppable Women’ in ‘Tell Her She Can’t”
Entrepreneur and traveller Kelly Lewis shares stories of women overcoming adversity in her new book “Tell Her She Can’t: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women.”
Six books about the Camino de Santiago, from midlife misadventures to practical guides, all recommended by women.
In Emma Tennant’s memoir “A House in Corfu” we visit Greece and celebrate the joy of a timeless world, one of vine, olive and sea.
There is no shortage of incredible travel memoirs written by women. Here are 23 of our favourite authors, as recommended by our readers.
In Finding Rhythm: An International Dance Journey, Aliénor Salmon embarks on a dance journey around the world, discovering how beautiful life can be when you take the first step.
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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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