It’s no secret that we are passionate about travel here at World Endeavors. Though we can’t always be jetting off to the next exciting place, we find that escaping into the pages of a well-loved novel can often satisfy our desire for adventure (for a little while, at least!).

That’s why we are very excited to introduce the World Endeavors Book Club! Each month, we will be selecting a novel that has ties to one of our program destinations. At the end of the month, we’ll invite readers to tune into the #WEBookClub conversation on Twitter and share your thoughts on that month’s reading. We look forward to engaging in some thought-provoking conversations with you!

Questions, thoughts, or book suggestions? Tweet us @WorldEndeavors now!


Upcoming Discussion:

Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 12 pm (CST) on Twitter to discuss The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux.

About Paul Theroux and The Great Railway Bazaar:

Theroux was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. In 1963, he joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Malawi. While there, he helped a political opponent of the Prime Minister escape to Uganda and was consequently banned from both Malawi and the Peace Corps. He moved to Uganda to teach at a university, then to Singapore, and eventually settled in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. He now splits his time between homes in Hawaii and Cape Code, Massachusetts.

Published in 1975, The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia tells the journey of Theroux’s four-month train journey from London through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. He returns to London via the Trans-Siberian Railway.


Previous Discussions:

Under the Tuscan Sun – December 1, 2015

The Historian – November 3, 2015

The Geography of Bliss – October 8, 2015

In a Sunburned Country – September 2, 2015

The Alchemist – July 29, 2015