a travel book club for lovers of pages and adventure
Here’s the beginning of a new adventure – our very own travel book club! I’m so excited (this has been in the works for a while). I originally wanted to make this a Facebook Group but after reading your messages and DMs today, I realized many of you don’t have (or use) Facebook so I decided to host the book club right here on the blog!
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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 pressurized 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: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A runaway bestseller, Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a story about a girl who thought she lost it all. It’s a grief-driven memoir about a young woman, with zero previous thru-hiking experience, deadset on traversing over a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest trail alone. There’s also a movie based on the novel (which I’ll be watching after re-reading this book alongside you)!
Young Adult Book: A Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue By Mackenzi Li
In The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue, Henry “Monty” Montague leaves for a grand romp of Europe (Paris included). He’s after a hedonistic European escapade. This is a queer historical romance (and yes, there are pirates) wrapped in an 18th-century manhunt.
Those are my picks for January. 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 2020 travel book club? Let me know in the comments below what you plan on reading! I’m excited to hear from you.