This memoir will take you on a journey from childhood to adulthood through France, Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Australia. It is filled with challenging experiences, fundamental lessons, and unforgettable encounters. Witness how such a lifestyle beyond borders changes one's character as well as one's perception of where and what home actually is.
"Where to Next? is a soul-searching page-turner, a must-have and must-read for anyone wanting to explore the world and its amazing horizons."
Alice Miller Dupas - France, US, Germany
"What an amazing adventure! This book widened my horizons, causing me to laugh and cry as I turned the pages."
Alison Small - United Kingdom
"See the world and the meaning of life through Solène's eyes. Witnessing her emotional rollercoaster of a journey makes you think about what you want to do and who you'd like to be. This book is a must-read for anyone looking for new adventures."
Amélie Pha - France, Austria, Libya, Germany
"A tribute at the altar of wanderlust, this story takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster of not belonging where you are and constantly searching for your mythical place in the world. A testament that life shouldn't be lived trying to 'keep up with the Joneses', but rather, listening to your instinctual gut feeling and following your own individual path. An emotionally honest and raw memoir told in short, witty snippets - the memories, milestones, challenges, and anecdotes - that make up a life, and the lessons learnt along the way."
Andrea Agrotis - Australia, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Greece
"We don't always get what we want in life, but if you try your hardest, you become wiser, stronger and more compassionate. This book traces Solène's life journey and her courageous outlook for adventure. I can't wait to find out what's next!"
Bonnie Chao - United States, China
"This is the most inspiring book I have read in a long time! Be ready to travel the world and embark on a new adventure every time you turn a page."
Céline Maimaran - France, Morocco, United Kingdom, United States, Norway, Australia
"With Where to Next? the author shares her burning desire to travel the world as well as her determination to make her dreams come true. From childhood to adulthood, country after country, follow her footsteps, witness her joy, pain and life-changing moments. Reading this book will give you a boost and leave you positive, driven and energised."
Joanne Profeta - France, Norway
"Living through the writer's adventures was pure entertainment! Not only did this book inspire me to travel more, it also encouraged me to improve in everyday life."
Lindsay Fave - United States, Australia
"This book is an essential read for anyone who feels alone, lost, frustrated and misunderstood. Read this story and understand that taking a chance, persevering and not accepting the status quo will take you on a journey to become a better you."
Simon Taylor - United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Greece, China
"One word: Inspiring! I really enjoyed how this book challenged me and how much I could relate to it at the same time. Through her experience, the author reminded me that stepping out of your comfort zone is always the right thing to do."
Ouissem Belgacem - France, Tunisia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain
Solène Anglaret was a little girl with big dreams. As she got older, they got bigger. And so appeared an odd feeling that she didn't quite belong where she was born. There had to be more to the world than the little town she was growing up in. Determined to find out, she was only 18 years old when she left the place she'd called home thus far. Her first stop was Norway, where she both studied and worked for a year. This extraordinary experience taught her countless life lessons and left her longing for more exploring and discoveries. She fell in love with the place and began to wonder whether it could be the 'home' she was looking for. That quest for where or what 'home' is never left her as she then went on to live in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. There, she worked for two large multinational companies and turned out to be a talented, driven and ambitious businesswoman. As time passed, she kept rising up the ranks. Each of her jobs was exciting at first but it took her very little time to figure out what they were about and start dreaming of new horizons instead. Having moved to Australia for love in October 2017, she finally decided to combine her passions for storytelling and living abroad. That is what brought her to launch her unique blog and to write this book, both underpinned by the idea of living beyond borders and everything that comes with it. Doing so, she hopes that her story and those of other world citizens will inspire more people to step out of their comfort zone and help her spread a message of tolerance, acceptance and peace.
Chapter 1 - Home is Louviers
Chapter 2 - Home is Here
Chapter 3 - Is Home Home?
Chapter 4 - Home isn't Here
Chapter 5 - Home isn't Home
Chapter 6 - Home is Them
Chapter 7 - Home is Me
Chapter 8 - Home is the World