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JourneyWoman July Book Club: Travel by Book

Published 7 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader,

First of all, a big thank you to the women who show up at every book club meeting — we've had some wonderful discussions this year (and yes a few technical difficulties too) but together, we've travelled around the world, to Ukraine, South America, Morocco, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and now Spain. Our next two books take us to Morocco (yes, again!) and Italy.

Our July Book of the Month, "What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim", is particularly special because I had the opportunity to meet Jane Christmas in Bath, UK last year, as she was planning for her third Camino. Jane joined me for a video interview to share how that went (you can read it in the article below). If you haven't picked up our August book, "Still Life" by Sarah Winman, set in Florence, don't wait. It is a funny, heartwarming read - you'll fall in love with Ulysses and 99-year-old Evelyn and laugh your way through the book, as I did.

Our book club discussion runs the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm ET. You do not have to read the book to attend as we also talk about the destination and central themes in the book. To see the dates and books from now until September, please visit our Book Club Page here. For those who cannot make it, subscribe to our YouTube channel to see recordings, which are generally up within a week of the event. Remember, when you buy a book using the links on our site, it helps support our book club, so thank you!

Happy reading!

Carolyn, Sally Jane, Wendy and Tina

Our July 2023 Book of the Month: "What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim" by Jane Christmas

In her funny, disarmingly honest memoir about the Camino de Santiago, Jane Christmas talks about how small actions can alter our lives forever. Watch our video interview and join us at our monthly book club meeting on Wednesday, July 19, at 8 pm ET. For this book club meeting, Regina Winkle-Bryan from Bold Spirit Travel will share her tips about walking the Camino De Santiago.

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