PVAS Nature Book Lovers

If you are interested in reading books about nature, our Nature Book Lovers Group may be for you!  We meet monthly for discussion, but we also have a Facebook Group, too!  If you cannot attend the group you can still join in discussing the monthly topic.  We often choose a theme rather than a specific book (insects, foxes/wolves/coyotes, etc) and members choose a book of choice.  Books can be fiction, non-fiction, children's books, poetry--just dealing with the theme.  We have some great discussions!  

Of course there are also times when you might just want to curl up with a good book about the natural world.  Here are some suggestions--just don't forget to get outside, too! 

Nature Reading Highlights

  • Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth by Craig Childs, winner of the 2013 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.

  • The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd Olson

  • The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson

  • The Forest Unseen by David Haskell

  • All Things Reconsidered by Roger Tory Peterson and Bill Thompson III

  • Siesta Lane by Amy Minato

  • Outermost House by Henry Beston

  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

  • The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Erlich

  • Swampwalker's Journal by David Carroll

  • Nature Observation and Tracking by Tom Brown

  • My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir  (The text is available online at the magnificent tribute site compiled by the Sierra Club, which also includes photos, illustrations 

  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

  • Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams

  • Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin

  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau

  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard  
  • Woman and Nature by Susan Griffin

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Arctic Dreams Barry Lopez

  • Forest Life by Caroline Kirkland
  • Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper

  • Prodigal Summer and Flight Behavior both by Barbara Kingsolver                                                                              

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