This list is in honor of a personal commitment I've made to health, exercise, and JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). I am riding 100 miles in one day in Death Valley, CA this October to raise money for JDRF, a cause close to my heart.
Today, August 1, is the first day of the River Dog Book Co. Armchair Travel Bookclub! We are reading The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. While the story begins in Syria, the characters' journeys throughout the book take them to other parts of the Middle East, including Jordan. In a wonderful coincidence of timing, a customer recently asked for a reading list of books featuring Jordan, so here you are - an extended reading list of books focusing on women's lives in the Middle East to enjoy along with The Map of Salt and Stars. What are we missing? Feel free to add books in the comments!