I recently wrote about six nature books to read. This triggered a great Twitter chat about people’s favourite nature reads. Soon, people had shared 32 nature book recommendations.
It seemed a useful list so here it is. There are books for all ages, from vintage classics to modern fiction and beyond. Great for Christmas gifts for nature lovers, or stocking up on autumn books to bring the outdoors in. (They’re in random order rather than any form of chart).
- All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew.
- Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness.
- Get Your Boots on by Alex White.
- Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler.
- Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.
- The Outrun by Amy May.
- Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
- H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.
- Little Grey Men by BB
- Complete Works of Beatrix Potter.
- Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel
- Wild Signs and Star Paths by Tristan Gooley
- Wonderland by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
- Natural History of Selbourne by Gilbert White
- Underland by Robert McFarlane
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell
- Zoo Quest by David Attenborough.
- Common Ground by Rob Cowen
- A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Juke
- The Nature of Spring by Jim Crumley.
- Through a Window by Jane Goodall
- Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker
- Dancing With Bees by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
- Enid Blyton’s Nature Lovers book.
- Think Like a Tree by Sarah Spencer
- The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane
- Seedbombs for Bees by Josie Jeffrey
- Observer Book of Birds
- Ladybird Book of Birds
- I Spy books
- ‘Anything by Kathleen Jamie’
- Go Wild by Emily Goss (my book, free this weekend).
Which nature books do you love? Join in with #NatureBookClub 6pm-7pm on Sundays. This week’s questions are as follows but you can also add questions and share recommendations freely – just remember to use the #NatureBookClub hashtag to make it easy to share posts.