Camino Books Written by Women Authors
UPDATED: JANUARY 2023
When doing some research about Camino authors, I was surprised to discover the the majority of Camino books are written by men. Someone once said to me that these Camino books are focused on food and their physical woes (usually their feet) – and little else. I laughed at that… until I actually realised it was fairly accurate.
Now I’m not ‘male bashing’ here. Not at all. I think it’s great that they’ve written a book and have it out there in the world. That’s no small feat. But I’d like to support the women authors here. Because, it seems, we are the minority in the Camino Author world.
As an Indie author, I know it’s REALLY hard to get the word out about your book. I have heard that traditional publishing houses don’t do a lot of marketing either, unless you’re one of the Top 10 on their list.
So, I’m sharing this list as an effort to help ALL the women on this list. It’s time we got the word out more abundantly about our books! And I’m all about women supporting women – just read Camino Wandering as an example! I’m doing what Pam, Georgina or Aubrey would do for each other – lift each other up – and share this list of WOMEN authors of other Camino books.
Most books on this list are memoirs. Others, like mine (Camino Wandering), are fiction based on an actual experience. Then there are others that remind us of the Camino – cookbooks, guidebooks, meditation. Enjoy!
Here is the list:
If you’ve read any one of the books on this list and recommend it, please leave that recommendation link (Amazon or Goodreads) in the comments below too.
NOTE: If you are a female author of a book about the Camino de Santiago, no matter what the type of book it is, and you are NOT on this list, please leave a comment below with the title of the book and your author name. I’ll be sure to refresh the list periodically. Until then, your book will remain in the comments.
April 8, 2021 @ 6:22 pm
I’ve just finished reading Laurie Dennett – A Hug for the Apostle (fundraising for MS in 1986)
and Wide Open by Leslee Watt (camino portugues)
April 12, 2021 @ 10:44 am
Thanks Phil. I’ll be sure to add those to the list on my next update!
September 10, 2021 @ 9:31 am