a travel book club for lovers of pages and adventure
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this month’s travel book club theme is love – well, self-love (that counts – right?).
I really enjoyed reading the discussions and taking part in last month’s book club (here’s the discussion post for Wild and here’s the discussion post for A Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue if you’re curious). And I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this month’s picks!
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Eden Travel Book Club Rules
- Each month, I’ll pick out two travel books, one adult and one young adult. (you have the choice to read either one or both).
- You can absolutely DNF a book and still come to the discussion portion. I want to hear your thoughts regardless of whether you choose to finish the title or not (so don’t feel pressured to finish it if you aren’t enjoying it).
- Each month, there will be one announcement post (like this one) and two separate discussion posts towards the end of the month (one for the adult book and one for the young adult book).
- The discussion posts will have a series of ten questions as starting points. But honestly, you can talk about whatever you want regarding the books! You don’t have to answer all (or any) of the questions. They’re just meant to get our gears turning and our debate heels on!
Adult Book: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat Pray Love is a tale of self-discovery. At the heart of the novel is pain and strength and the war between the two. Eat Pray Love has quickly earned its place as a travel classic (as evidenced by the follow-up fan anthology, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It). And if you’re looking for soul searching books to read on a plane, this is a fairly quick title.
Young Adult Book: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Luck is Jenna Evans Welch’s second novel. This feel-good rom-com follows a brother and sister’s mayhem-filled tour through Ireland. I love how Welch mixed in snippets of a laugh-out-loud guidebook, Ireland For The Heartbroken (seriously, can I get a copy of this?), into Addie’s story. It’s a warm and bubbly read.
Those are my picks for February. Let me know which one you plan on reading in the comments below!
Purpose Of Eden Travel Book Club
- To interact with our community of readers. It’s really encouraging to know someone is reading a book right along with you and that you have someone to share that experience with later on!
- To introduce something new. I hope over the course of the next twelve months, I’m able to introduce you to a book that’s outside of your reading zone (bonus points for me if you fall in love with it). A huge reason I took part in YouTube-hosted readathons last year was to push myself outside of my little fantasy bubble. And I want to bring that same idea to our travel book club!
- To have meaningful literary debates. If you love chatting about books as much as I do, this is a safe and welcoming environment to share your thoughts! Whether you like a book or hate a book, we encourage you to share your opinions (though please note, no trolling of authors or other book club members is allowed).
Are you excited for our February travel book club? Let me know in the comments below what you plan on reading! I’m excited to hear from you.