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JourneyWoman June Book Club: Travel by Book

Published 8 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader,

I don’t know about you, but I always find a little boost of inspiration in our book club. From memoirs and non-fiction, to travelogues and guides, these books take us around the world, and then some!

Our June 2023 Book of the Month is "The Girl With the Louding Voice", set in Nigeria. This remarkable book by Abi Daré is all about fighting for your dreams. It shares the story of Adunni, a teenage girl who never loses sight of her goal to escape poverty, choose her own future and help others do the same. Join us on Wednesday, June 21 at 8 pm ET to talk about the themes in this book and share our own aspirations. (Register below).

In May, we held our first-ever Writer's Circle, featuring JourneyWoman readers who have written their own books about Nepal, Greece, Guatemala and Tasmania (details below). In early June, JourneyWoman writer and solo traveller Karen Gershowitz gave us a preview of her new book, "Wanderlust", which you can learn about here. Karen will be in Victoria and Vancouver this week so please sign up for one of our meetups!

Join our monthly book club meeting - and bring a friend!

With July around the corner, we're midway through our 2023 Book Club selections, and every book seems to be better than the last! Together, we've explored Ukraine, South America, Morocco, Japan, New Zealand and now Nigeria. Our next two books for women take us to Spain, Morocco (yes, again!) and Italy.

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.

Happy reading!

Carolyn, Sally Jane, Wendy and Tina

Our June 2023 Book of the Month: Abi Daré's "The Girl With the Louding Voice"

The story of Adunni, who inspires us to fight for our dreams. Join us at our monthly book club meeting on Wednesday, June 21, at 8 pm ET.

We have hundreds of books on our page! When you purchase a book on you are supporting small independent bookstores.

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Watch our first JourneyWoman Writer's Circle on May 25 featuring authors from our community

Featuring: “Nepal One Day at a Time: One woman’s quest to teach, trek and build a school in the remote Himalaya” by Patti Lefkos; Unpacking for Greece: Travel in a Land of Fortresses, Fables, Ferries and Feta” by Sally Jane Smith; “When I was Elena” by Ellen Urbani and “Edge of the World, Next Stop Cape Horn” by Coral Waight.

Upcoming Events

Meetups: Victoria on June 26, Vancouver on June 28, Toronto on June 30

July 8, GTA (Canada): Hike in Rouge Valley Park

Community Call: June 29, 7 pm ET

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Founded in 1994, JourneyWoman™ is the world’s first and largest women’s solo travel website and community, inspiring women over 50 to travel safely and well. Led by CEO and Editor Carolyn Ray, we publish a monthly newsletter with first-hand travel tips and destination features written by experienced travel writers, host webinars and events, produce the award-winning Soul of Travel Podcast. By joining our mailing list, you have access to our Things She Loves newsletter with women-recommended travel gear, the JourneyWoman Book Club in partnership with TripFiction and exclusive travel deals and discounts with no single supplement from our partners in our Women’s Travel Directory, which features women-friendly tours, retreats, places to stay and small ships in over 120 countries. Learn more at

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