Being stuck inside during the pandemic has had me feeling a little null. I have been craving an adventure, and thought a good read could satisfy me for a while. I wanted to dive into something inspiring, so I dug deep to find some of the best female- adventure books to disappear in – and hopefully cultivate some inspiration for the future.
Here’s a quick list of 5 books I found worth reading:
1. A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe
I have actually previously read a few passages from this book and was impressed. It is great for some quick and diverse travel inspiration from some courageous women.
The book features several different stories from female solo travelers across the world, documenting their exciting, ( and dangerous) experience traveling solo.
Found on goodreads.com
2. My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City
Suprisingly, I had not heard of this book previously, but it came up all over google when I searched for female adventure books.
The story is based in 1923, and is a historical, true story of a women’s Himalayan journey into Tibets secret city, Lhasa. I am super keen on reading this, sounds like quite the adventure.
Found on goodreads.com
3. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Berne Brown is an social scientist and inspiring author who has several New York Times best sellers. She has spent years researching courage, empathy, and vulnerability. I have heard her famous TedTalks, and other podcast interviews. She sounds like a brilliant women to learn from!
Over-all , this book highlights the importance of being your true self, in an age where we tend to avoid un-certainty. Brene will inpsire you to take accountability, and practice courage every day -an adventure in its own way!
Found on amazon.com
4. The Curve of Time: The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest
A true story of a women and her children’s journey along the coast of British-Columbia after her husband passes. Based around 1927, this book illustrates the natural wonders of the coastal environment, and the connection between the children and nature.
I grew up on Vancouver Island along the coast of British-Columbia, and I know how rugged that wilderness can be. I could only imagine how much more remote it must have felt back in 1920’s.
Found on audiobook.com
5. Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
A true story, Robyn Davidson crosses 1700 Miles of the deserted Australian outback -solo. Full of struggle, courage, and adventure, her story will leave you in aw.
This story has actually been made into a movie. It seems pretty popular, however I have never actually heard of it! I like to be able to experience a story visually once I have read the book, so this is a must for me.
Found on goodreads
Dive in and enjoy! – let me know what you think or if you have any other recommendations!