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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: 172 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
3,882 members, 187 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Hanno (1), claire.rivers (1), mooingzelda (1), karenb (1), RaeCreated (2), rgreen82 (2), LDVoorberg (2), NorthernTeacher (2), steller0707 (2), paradoxosalpha (2)5 more, igorken (2), CDay (3), charl08 (4), 13west (5), Lynsey2

Score: 55.13

3
5,676 members, 88 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 38.44

4
1,097 members, 84 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 36.29

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.

5
3,844 members, 49 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 34.96

Explanations:

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

6
3,749 members, 249 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (1), etxgardener (1), charl08 (1), CDay (1), LynnB (3), Kristelh (3), hipdeep (3), vwinsloe (4), -Cee- (5), Lynsey2

Score: 33.66

8
1,424 members, 31 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 31.28

Explanations:

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

9
3,827 members, 84 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), al.vick (1), norabelle414 (2), maschi (2), hipdeep (2), RaeCreated (3), NorthernTeacher (3), Cora-R (4)

Score: 27

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)

10
4,725 members, 141 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: arethusarose (1), CarltonC (1), Michael.Rimmer (1), Maddz (1), etxgardener (2), barefootsong (3), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 25.23

11
7,228 members, 250 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Thumbs down: arethusarose, etxgardener

Score: 24.96

12
326 members, 9 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: elahrairah (1), Willoyd (1), farflungfish (1), bereanna (2), mikej (2), NorthernTeacher (4), gylafowler (5)

Score: 24.23

13
4,870 members, 147 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: skyrad43 (1), megbmore (1), LynnB (1), sturlington (3), PaperbackPirate (4), DetailMuse (7), Lynsey2

Score: 23.37

14
3,532 members, 78 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: danbennett (2), CarltonC (2), Hanno (2), stretch (2), dhm (3), gylafowler (4), Tosta (5)

Score: 22

15
12,524 members, 162 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.

16
15,498 members, 447 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: TheStonedMason (1), arethusarose (2), emglider (2), 13west (2), maschi (3), Tosta (4), hipdeep (5)

Thumbs down: EMS_24

Score: 20.63

17
498 members, 11 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: LDVoorberg (1), catascott (1), pondelro (2), Bookmarque (3), RaeCreated (4)

Score: 17.23

18
9,845 members, 135 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 15.81

19
22,564 members, 444 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

20
646 members, 13 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 14.83

21
853 members, 28 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

22
277 members, 5 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: aileverte (1), MM_Jones (1), danbennett (3), 13west (4)

Score: 13.87

23
282 members, 9 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 13.4

24
704 members, 13 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 13.02

25
1,753 members, 35 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: janoorani24 (1), jwk (3), danbennett (4), SilentInAWay (5)

Score: 12.54

Explanations:

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

26
1,099 members, 54 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: 13west (1), Stbalbach (4), RaeCreated (5), eronn (5)

Score: 12.18

27
256 members, 4 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Thumbs down: arethusarose, alsocass, Hanno

Score: 11.35

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.

28
8,479 members, 184 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Hanno

Score: 10.77

29
1,201 members, 39 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

30
281 members, 10 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

31
858 members, 22 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 10.09

32
12,623 members, 107 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

Explanations:

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

33
876 members, 8 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.85

34
585 members, 8 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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
4,948 members, 88 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

36
1,586 members, 8 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

37
542 members, 12 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 9.44

38
383 members, 15 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 9.44

39
610 members, 36 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

40
2,435 members, 59 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

41
3,004 members, 218 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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.

42
2,221 members, 126 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Thumbs down: arethusarose

Score: 8.04

43
4,096 members, 69 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: dhm (1), EerierIdyllMeme (1)

Score: 8

44
663 members, 13 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Lyttlefold (1), uru (1)

Score: 8

47
62 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: douggob (1), jwk (1)

Score: 8

49
308 members, 6 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: eronn (1), rshart3 (2)

Score: 7.36

50
270 members, 3 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 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)

51
162 members, 2 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: mgnm (1), perennialreader (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

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

52
67 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)

53
42 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: casvelyn (1), jennyduncan (3)

Score: 7.04

54
3,023 members, 187 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 6.83

56
254 members, 4 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: mldg (1), mgnm (4)

Score: 6.83

57
141 members, 0 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Sternmelissar (1), CaitZ (4)

Score: 6.83

59
135 members, 1 review
4.23 stars (4.23 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)

61
787 members, 12 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Kristelh (1), mikej (5)

Score: 6.68

62
206 members, 2 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Oberon (1), emglider (5)

Score: 6.68

63
29 members, 2 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), CaitZ (5)

Score: 6.68

64
522 members, 11 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Faranae, noveltea

Score: 6.4

65
476 members, 26 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (2), Charon07 (3)

Score: 6.4

66
222 members, 6 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 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.

67
259 members, 9 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: kristybrysonedits (3), southernbooklady

Score: 6.08

68
214 members, 22 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 6.04

69
87 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ncsurfer (2), pondelro (5)

Score: 6.04

70
2,242 members, 41 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Thumbs down: arethusarose, Mae-LynnSmith

Score: 5.92

71
564 members, 24 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: mgnm (3), mldg (4)

Score: 5.87

72
442 members, 22 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (3), kristybrysonedits (4)

Score: 5.87

73
482 members, 11 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jennyduncan (5), southernbooklady

Score: 5.71

74
179 members, 8 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: pondelro (3), Bookmarque (5)

Score: 5.71

75
199 members, 5 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (4), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 5.66

76
439 members, 9 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: charl08 (3), aileverte (19)

Score: 4.96

77
1,562 members, 38 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: unctifer

Score: 4

79
1,251 members, 36 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ncsurfer (1)

Score: 4

80
914 members, 16 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

82
824 members, 24 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kristybrysonedits (1)

Score: 4

83
820 members, 11 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: VicCavalli (1)

Score: 4

84
805 members, 2 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Comatoes (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

85
769 members, 10 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: EileenGullo (1)

Score: 4

86
750 members, 7 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: DellaWanna (1)

Score: 4

87
517 members, 55 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: aspirit (1)

Score: 4

89
460 members, 2 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: jennyduncan (1)

Score: 4

90
431 members, 3 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

91
397 members, 15 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: unctifer

Score: 4

92
375 members, 0 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: wolfetr (1)

Score: 4

93
336 members, 3 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: MaryEK (1)

Score: 4

94
329 members, 14 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ThoughtPolice (1)

Score: 4

97
197 members, 8 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: cataylor (1)

Score: 4

98
195 members, 9 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: flips (1)

Score: 4

99
189 members, 0 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: toups (1)

Score: 4

100
186 members, 9 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: ValerieAndBooks (1)

Score: 4

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About this list

Started by: megbmore (March 2021)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

Limit: 5 books

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