WOW Book Club: Six

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Finally, the June selection for WOW Book Club is here! I must first apologise for this month’s selection being a week late, but I have spent this time mulling over this month’s selection as I was struggling to find a book I really wanted to read and share with you all, but alas, that selection has finally landed quite literally on my lap as I stumbled across this book in an airport on my way to Hong Kong!

WOW Book Club June: Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

As the title suggests, this book has a strong connection to the bestselling book (and in my opinion one of the best travel memoirs of all time); Eat Pray Love. If you haven’t already read that book, I would strongly suggest reading it first, or at the very least watching the subsequent film featuring Julia Roberts as the author (Elizabeth Gilbert). You can rent or buy it online here.

But for most of you, I’m sure you have already read the book and are curious to see what this follow up is all about. Hopefully, the cover image will give you some idea, as I feel myself that my life is constantly inspired by the book!

Eat Pray Love (the original) was a huge worldwide phenomenon and continues to inspire women to this day. It is testament to independence and empowerment, two qualities I have found only myself becoming familiar with through solo travel.

And so this book, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, shares a handful of women’s stories (understatement – there are nearly fifty real life stories), who read the book and felt inspired to make changes in their own lives.

As someone who finds inspiration in real stories myself, I’m excited to read this with you this month and see how the book, which certainly inspired my own story, has inspired many women around the world.

You can buy the book online here or find it in your local bookstore/library.

xo Brooke

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    June 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Had immensely enjoyed Eat Pray & Love. This was an inspiring read as well. Had a good time reading this book.
    Was browsing randomly & came across this little gem of a list today. Thought of sharing with all in this forum, especially those who would love a few travel reads specific to New Zealand. Brooke, I (very selfishly) do hope you pick one of these in the coming months for the WOW Book Club series.
    On a side note, we are almost half way done with the year now & with 6 more books to go, I can’t help but think that can we continue this book club to next year as well?

      June 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Oops, I just realized I did not put the URL. Here it is:

    Jill @ RunEatSnap
    June 22, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I have not heard of this book but I am SO EXCITED now to get it! Thanks for the recommendation!!

    Clarissa | Girl On Planes
    June 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hi Brooke!
    Thanks for recommending this book. Just grabbed it the other day and love it so far!
    But I just wanna let you know that you’re the “Eat Pray Love” book for me. Last year I went solo travel for a month and that’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. You made me do it! You inspire me so much and make me feel that it’s alright for twenty-something girl to go explore the world. And now I’m just started my own travel blog! So I just wanna say thank you for you endless inspiration!

    Have a nice day!

    • Brooke Saward
      June 18, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Clarissa – bless your dear heart for this comment! You’ve reminded me of why this journey is so worth living online – to encourage others! Appreciate you + your lovely comment so much – you’re a gem! xoxo

    Katya @Atstarfish
    June 14, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I haven’t heard of it – but now really looking forward to reading it! I am a huge bookworm and try to review everything I read on the blog. I am Russian, so my book choices are rather international and I often miss out on contemporary American authors 🙂

    June 13, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Eat Pray Love is literally my favourite book!! After reading it all i wanted to do was eat in Italy, mediate in India and find a medicine man in Bali!!! Love it!

    June 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    wow, i just wanna to say that this is amazing, she is a great writer. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Madi | Restless Worker
    June 11, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I’ll definitely be looking to add this to my summer reading list! Eat Pray Love changed my life as it did many others. It might sound lame but I really attribute Elizabeth to really giving me the courage to go out and travel on my own. I’m also CONVINCED I met her at Wayan’s home in Bali two years ago ….

    June 11, 2016 at 2:11 am

    This has been on my bookshelf for a while and this had just given me an excuse to finally read it.

    June 9, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I haven’t read the book so far (but want to) but I watched the movie several times and I have to say that this is definitely one of my favorites. The story inspires me to much and encourages women to follow their heart. Every place she visits has its charm but I think I liked Bali the most. <3

    June 8, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I love this! I just read Gilbert’s Big Magic, and am in the middle of EPL. She’s a great writer!

    June 8, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Eat Pray Love is one of my all time favorite stories and it’s so inspiring by itself. Definitely going to check out this book!

    Francesca @
    June 8, 2016 at 12:13 am

    My readers and myself read Eat, Pray, Love a couple of months ago in my blog’s bookclub and I really enjoyed it. What a great follow up to the book! I will have to pick this up sometime and see what it’s all about. Great pick!

    June 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    No way! How amazing! It is so inspiring to know that such a beautiful book helped women changing their lives: thank you so so so much for sharing!


    Liz @ Poulet s’il vous plaît
    June 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Will definitely be adding this to my list of books to hear, I love hearing stories from women who did something bold and followed their hearts.

    the adventurer
    June 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I really enjoyed Eat Pray Love, definitely added this to my summer reading list =o)