Nature Book Club: 24 Great Nature Books

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This week’s #NatureBookClub saw a flurry of new people joining in, in part thanks to Wealden Literary Festival sharing a tweet about it (the festival is now added to my ‘things to go to’ list as it looks brilliant). The questions were as follows:


Here are this week’s book recommendations. I’ve tried to avoid duplicating any books that have been mentioned in previous weeks but you can find lists of those here and here. The books are in no particular order (once we get to 100 books, I’ll put together an A-Z list.)

  1. Ring the Hill by Tom Cox
  2. Extraordinary Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
  3. A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
  4. A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals by Millie Marotta
  5. Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert.
  6. Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? by Lev Parikian
  7. Common Ground by Rob Cowen
  8. Masquerade by Kit Williams
  9. Wildlife Gardening for Everyone and Everything by Kate Bradbury
  10. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  11. Meadowland by John Lewis Stempel
  12. Back Garden Nature Reserve by Chris Packham
  13. Wild Side of Town by Chris Packham
  14. 100 Things that Caught My Eye by Chris Packham
  15. So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? series by Ben Garrod
  16. The Seasons anthologies edited by Melissa Harrison
  17. The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell
  18. The Last Wilderness: A Journey Into Silence by Neil Ansell
  19. Deep Country by Neil Ansell
  20. Outpost by Dan Richards
  21. Findings by Kathleen Jamie,
  22. Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
  23. The Moor by William Atkins
  24. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Other recommended writers included Nicola Chester, Stephen Moss, Nicola Davies, Robert Macfarlane, Richard Mabey, Dr Amy Jane Beer, and Sir David Attenborough – along with New Nature magazine.

Recommended illustrators included Jackie Morris, Alasdair Gray, Claire Leach, Carry Akroyd, Anna Dillon, Little Ram Studio, and Japanese printmakers, Hokusai and Hiroshige.

There were also two competitions, which are still open until 7pm (GMT) on Monday 2nd Dec. You could win this beautiful picture signed by #NatureBookClub favourite, Yuval Zommer.


You could also win one of three copies of How to Be More Tree.


I’ll be reviewing it fully in a future post but in summary, it’s a sweet and beautifully illustrated book combining nature and mindfulness. Enter the competition by sharing your favourite tree picture.


I’ve shared next week’s Nature Book Club questions to mull on Twitter at GrowEatGift.

20191202_155627.jpg20191202_153857Join in 6-7pm next Sunday. Use the #NatureBookClub hashtag so I can share your posts.

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