Last updated on December 1st, 2023
Books + Movies to Inspire Travel
JourneyWoman Book Club
Featured Book Club Meeting: Lisa See, Author of “Lady Tan’s Cirlce of Women” (November 2023)
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Since our book club began in 2021, we’ve read over 40 books and reviewed many others. In 2024, we will be holding quarterly virtual book club meetings. All meetings are recorded on our YouTube channel. Please check our Events page for the next one. If you are purchasing a book, please support us by using the links on our site. We recommend you order books in advance, check your local library, use audiobooks or share!
2023 Book Club Selections
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.
As part of our Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences series, we feature Alesa Teague’s Camino de Santiago memoir “The Long Road Home”.
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.
Previous Book Club Selections
Set in the back woods of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Heller’s ‘The Paper Palace’ shares a story that unfolds over 24 hours and across 50 years.
Our June Book of the Month is Vaddey Ratner’s novel “In the Shadow of the Banyan”, a story of hope and resilience set in Cambodia.
The votes are in! Our next three books take us to India, New Zealand and Guernsey.
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– Anne Lamont, Bird by Bird
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