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Books Recommended by Nature Journalers

At Wild Wonder 2022, one of the breakout discussion topics was “What’s on your bookshelf?” Nature journalers shared the books that most inspired them.

I was the note-taker during that discussion, and I promised to share the list with everyone. So here it is! This list includes a fun variety of poetry, comics, and of course lots of natural history.

Here's the List:
  • Books by Marianne North, a female biologist and explorer from the 1800s

  • The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath

  • Suzie said: “Sylvia Plath is not usually known for her nature poetry. She has a different style from Mary Oliver. Very creative use of language.”

  • Polar Bear Cafe manga (Unfortunately, it’s only in Japanese, but apparently an English version of Volume 1 is supposed to come out in 2023!)

  • High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs and other books by Lisa Kahn Schnell (she was a participant in this conversation and it was exciting to hear her recommend her own books!)

Finally, Sidney recommended Storygraph as an anti-Amazon alternative to Goodreads.


📚 What books would you add to the list? Comment and let us know!


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