When I asked people which nature writing books they enjoy I got some really good recommendations through the comments on my blog. Well I assume they're good, I haven't read the books yet. Here's the link.http://jillstodayisaw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/reading.htmlHope you are doing good and well. Thinking of you. x
Oh, my favourite challenge :)I'm reading Fire Season by Philip Connors at the moment, its wildness is quite enriching.Have you read Waterlog by Roger Deakin, in a similar vein? I think you'd like it.Mariana (Monica Dickens) and the Shuttle (Frances Hodgson Burnett) were recent novels. Beautifully described and wonderful plots too.I will not die an unlived life (Dawna Markova) was deep and wonderfully thought-provoking.Books are sustaining me at the moment, if you hadn't guessed ;)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson is such a lovely read. Also Tinkers by Paul Harding.
I was just about to type The Summer Book when I saw Mihaeko's note above. Tove Jansson is pretty special.
I'm reading Prodigal Summer. So far I like it. Hope all is well with you! It's getting close!!
been thoroughly enjoying the work of adrienne rich-- any volume will do.other recent reads: animal dreams/barbara kingsolver. wild/cheryl strayed. half broke horses/jeannette walls. long life/mary oliver.and a final charming find, as of late: the poetry volume "ants on the melon". look it up. delightful.
An English Year by Nan Fairbrother.
Alfie just reminded me of poetry. Two suggestions for you. Blizzard of One by Mark Strand and Invisible Strings by Jim Moore.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Tova Bailey. (I'm going to look up some of the other suggestions! Wow, they sound good!)
What about something by Wallace Stegner? I love how what I've read of him isn't sensational or crazy -- which is not to say it's never sad -- but it seems mainly about recognizable themes: friendship, marriage, nature, permanence/motion ... I particularly enjoyed Crossing to Safety.I'm looking forward to beginning Madeleine L'Engle's 4-part memoir, The Crossroads Journals.
i always go back to The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. it's one of those books you could just eat.
I recommend anything by jon mcgregor - his short story collection 'This isnt the sort of thing that happens to someone like you' is remarkableinto the wild by jon krakauerIn a strange room - damon galgutThe sisters brothers - patrick dewitt
i didn't respond because i figured everyone else's response would be better than mine. but one book came to mind...the river why by david james duncan.it's been years since i read it, but i still say that it is one of my favorites. a few good life lessons discovered through fly-fishing. i just learned (and watched) tonight that there was a film. that brought your blog back to mind...chad
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