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Recommended Nature Writing

Description: List of the Month: April 2021 Add your recommended works of nature writing to the list. Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are all welcome. Please only thumb down if the books is not a work of nature writing.

Members: 160 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
2,854 members, 151 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Hanno (1), claire.rivers (1), mooingzelda (1), karenb (1), LDVoorberg (2), NorthernTeacher (2), steller0707 (2), paradoxosalpha (2), igorken (2), CDay (3)3 more, charl08 (4), 13west (5), Lynsey2

Score: 48.4

3
5,246 members, 85 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: PaperbackPirate (1), TheDivineOomba (1), elahrairah (2), CDay (2), hailelib (2), vwinsloe (2), -Cee- (3), steller0707 (3), birder4106 (3), eronn (4), stretch (5)1 more, DetailMuse (12)

Score: 38.23

4
3,585 members, 43 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: emglider (1), stretch (1), elenchus (1), mldg (2), PaperbackPirate (2), perennialreader (2), lorax (2), steller0707 (4), Heather39 (5)

Score: 30.96

Explanations:

perennialreader (2): As relevant today as when it was published.

5
1,012 members, 81 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Booksplorer (1), krazy4katz (1), perennialreader (1), SoccerMomKnits (2), Heather39 (3), -Cee- (4), CoriatLib (4), raidergirl3 (4), DetailMuse (5)

Score: 29.56

Explanations:

krazy4katz (1): I had forgotten this book until I saw it listed here and went back to my library to find it. One of the most beautiful books I have ever read!

perennialreader (1): Such a simple book and so delightful.

6
3,370 members, 236 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: charl08 (1), CDay (1), LynnB (3), Kristelh (3), hipdeep (3), vwinsloe (4), -Cee- (5), Lynsey2

Score: 25.66

8
1,339 members, 29 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: CorneliusNepos (1), claire.rivers (2), mldg (3), CDay (4), DetailMuse (4), tardis (4), dhm (5), perennialreader (5)

Score: 24.24

Explanations:

perennialreader (5): Wonderful way of looking at nature and our relationship to the earth.

9
6,961 members, 242 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), macpherson.lj (2), PaperbackPirate (3), SoccerMomKnits (3), emglider (3), 13west (3), Lynsey2

Score: 22.56

10
11,700 members, 150 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (1), dhm (2), SilentInAWay (3), hipdeep (4), kristilabrie (5), FAMeulstee (5), gypsysmom (5)

Score: 21.26

Explanations:

kristilabrie (5): One of my first loves in nature writing. An early favorite.

11
3,677 members, 81 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), al.vick (1), maschi (2), hipdeep (2), NorthernTeacher (3), Cora-R (4)

Score: 20.6

Explanations:

al.vick (1): Endangered animals, reasons for conservation, and Douglas Adams humor. How could you go wrong? If you have not read this, you are really missing a gem!… (more)

12
4,609 members, 138 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: skyrad43 (1), megbmore (1), LynnB (1), PaperbackPirate (4), DetailMuse (7), Lynsey2

Score: 20.33

13
229 members, 7 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: elahrairah (1), Willoyd (1), farflungfish (1), mikej (2), NorthernTeacher (4)

Score: 18.19

14
4,385 members, 131 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (1), Michael.Rimmer (1), Maddz (1), barefootsong (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 17.87

15
8,685 members, 127 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), MaryEK (2), casvelyn (2), suvrose (3), PaperbackPirate (5)

Score: 15.81

16
21,278 members, 423 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: skyrad43 (2), elahrairah (3), EerierIdyllMeme (3), LynnB (4), pondelro (4), NorthernTeacher (5)

Thumbs down: alsocass

Score: 15.77

17
609 members, 12 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (1), ahef1963 (1), CoriatLib (1), al.vick (4)

Score: 14.83

18
788 members, 25 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (1), hailelib (1), lilithcat (1), CDay (5)

Score: 14.68

Explanations:

lilithcat (1): My review says it all: https://www.librarything.com/work/160624/reviews/531710

19
14,762 members, 431 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: TheStonedMason (1), emglider (2), 13west (2), maschi (3), hipdeep (5)

Thumbs down: EMS_24

Score: 14.44

20
430 members, 10 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: LDVoorberg (1), catascott (1), pondelro (2), Bookmarque (3)

Score: 14.4

21
266 members, 8 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: lorax (1), jwk (2), eronn (2), SonoranDreamer (5)

Score: 13.4

22
190 members, 4 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: mikej (1), hipdeep (1), susanbooks (1), steller0707 (5), ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: alsocass, Hanno

Score: 13.35

Explanations:

susanbooks (1): Not explicitly nature writing, but implicitly so: a story of what happens, eras later, when humanity's resource extraction has run amok.

23
3,319 members, 74 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: CarltonC (2), Hanno (2), stretch (2), dhm (3)

Score: 13.13

24
589 members, 13 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ghr4 (1), charl08 (2), dhm (4), Jeanettelth (4)

Score: 13.02

25
266 members, 5 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: aileverte (1), MM_Jones (1), 13west (4)

Score: 10.83

26
8,186 members, 178 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), LibraryCin (2), crittergirl (2), LDVoorberg (5)

Thumbs down: Hanno

Score: 10.77

27
896 members, 31 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: captainsunbeam (1), igorken (1), jsedey (5)

Score: 10.68

28
258 members, 8 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (1), CoriatLib (2), lorax (4)

Score: 10.19

29
797 members, 20 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Oandthegang (2), KudzuReader (2), jlshall (2)

Score: 10.09

30
11,799 members, 98 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: birder4106 (1), mikej (3), FAMeulstee (3)

Score: 10.08

Explanations:

birder4106 (1): Bücherlisten über die Natur ohne Darwin, Wegener und Wallace: undenkbar!

31
1,927 members, 120 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: alsocass (1), Kristelh (2), LynnB (5)

Score: 10.04

32
1,042 members, 51 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: 13west (1), eronn (3), Stbalbach (4)

Score: 9.87

33
815 members, 8 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Oandthegang (1), abbottthomas (1), aileverte (22)

Score: 9.85

34
527 members, 6 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (2), CoriatLib (3), spiphany

Score: 9.77

Explanations:

lilithcat (2): Henry Beston, whose book The Outermost House I recommended here, gave this one high praise. So do I.

spiphany (1): Not as well known today, but more representative of Carson's nature writing than Silent Spring

35
1,613 members, 30 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: janoorani24 (1), jwk (3), SilentInAWay (5)

Score: 9.71

Explanations:

janoorani24 (1): A mesmerizing exploration of the Arctic landscape.

36
4,631 members, 80 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: jlshall (1), SilentInAWay (4), Heather39 (4)

Score: 9.66

37
1,458 members, 7 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Lirleni (1), barefootsong (4), emglider (4)

Score: 9.66

38
366 members, 10 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: jakebornheimer (2), CaitZ (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 9.44

39
340 members, 16 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (2), kara.shamy (3), CarltonC (3)

Score: 9.44

40
505 members, 32 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Cora-R (1), CoriatLib (5), vwinsloe (5)

Score: 9.35

41
2,315 members, 55 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: EerierIdyllMeme (2), ahef1963 (3), tardis (5)

Score: 9.08

42
2,842 members, 209 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: hailelib (3), perennialreader (4), raidergirl3 (5)

Score: 8.54

Explanations:

perennialreader (4): Mary Anning is a fossil hunter with a passion for her work. One of the most interesting female scientist.

43
3,916 members, 71 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: dhm (1), EerierIdyllMeme (1)

Score: 8

44
210 members, 2 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: LamSon (1), Richj

Score: 8

46
2,076 members, 39 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: nandadevi (1), alsocass (2), Jeanettelth (6)

Thumbs down: Mae-LynnSmith

Score: 7.92

47
290 members, 6 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: eronn (1), rshart3 (2)

Score: 7.36

48
251 members, 3 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), Bookmarque (2)

Score: 7.36

Explanations:

kristilabrie (1): We used this book in my Natural History course at UMO: such beautiful illustrations and illustrative writing, I still follow these concepts on my nature hikes.… (more)

49
153 members, 1 review
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: mgnm (1), perennialreader (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

perennialreader (3): Great information about the complicated world of monarch migration.

50
62 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: pickupf (1), RailMilFic (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

pickupf (1): See review by LT member jeane. "Don Coyote" was a ground-breaking wildlife study in 1986, and the American Library Association named it one of the ten top books of the decade."… (more)

51
37 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: casvelyn (1), jennyduncan (3)

Score: 7.04

52
2,770 members, 177 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (1), kara.shamy (4)

Score: 6.83

54
242 members, 4 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: mldg (1), mgnm (4)

Score: 6.83

55
136 members, 0 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Sternmelissar (1), CaitZ (4)

Score: 6.83

57
116 members, 1 review
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: tardis (2), kristilabrie (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

tardis (2): Field guides are a key way of enhancing one's knowledge and appreciation of nature. I love them.

kristilabrie (2): Yes it's a field guide—not sure if I'm bending the rules here—but I use this book so often, I LOVE birding and checking off new species in the back.… (more)

59
720 members, 11 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Kristelh (1), mikej (5)

Score: 6.68

60
191 members, 2 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Oberon (1), emglider (5)

Score: 6.68

61
27 members, 2 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), CaitZ (5)

Score: 6.68

62
473 members, 9 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Faranae, noveltea

Score: 6.4

63
192 members, 6 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (2), Comatoes (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

Comatoes (3): How does death announce itself in nature? This book describes death in numinous ways.

64
241 members, 8 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: KudzuReader (3), southernbooklady

Score: 6.08

65
204 members, 21 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (2), kara.shamy (5)

Score: 6.04

66
79 members, 2 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ncsurfer (2), pondelro (5)

Score: 6.04

67
537 members, 23 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: mgnm (3), mldg (4)

Score: 5.87

68
358 members, 20 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (3), KudzuReader (4)

Score: 5.87

69
448 members, 11 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: jennyduncan (5), southernbooklady

Score: 5.71

70
138 members, 6 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: pondelro (3), Bookmarque (5)

Score: 5.71

71
168 members, 4 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (4), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 5.66

72
394 members, 9 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: charl08 (3), aileverte (19)

Score: 4.96

74
1,407 members, 35 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: unctifer

Score: 4

76
1,183 members, 34 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ncsurfer (1)

Score: 4

77
882 members, 14 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

78
782 members, 10 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: VicCavalli (1)

Score: 4

79
767 members, 2 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Comatoes (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

Comatoes (1): One of the first frameworks for nature writing.

80
748 members, 22 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: KudzuReader (1)

Score: 4

81
715 members, 9 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: EileenGullo (1)

Score: 4

82
654 members, 10 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: NewtonianNielsens (1)

Score: 4

83
639 members, 7 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: DellaWanna (1)

Score: 4

84
556 members, 13 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: uru (1)

Score: 4

85
470 members, 55 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: aspirit (1)

Score: 4

87
399 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

tardis (1): I could have added ALL of Durrell's books, but I restrained myself :)

88
384 members, 14 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: unctifer

Score: 4

89
350 members, 0 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: wolfetr (1)

Score: 4

90
316 members, 1 review
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: jennyduncan (1)

Score: 4

91
313 members, 3 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: MaryEK (1)

Score: 4

92
287 members, 13 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ThoughtPolice (1)

Score: 4

95
183 members, 8 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: cataylor (1)

Score: 4

96
180 members, 0 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: toups (1)

Score: 4

98
130 members, 3 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: SilentInAWay (1)

Score: 4

99
120 members, 4 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: orin.r28 (1)

Score: 4

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Started by: megbmore (March 31)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

Limit: 5 books

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