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3 Must-Reads for Nature Lovers

by Jill Schuman | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

If the cold weather is keeping you indoors, cozy up next to the fire with a warm blanket, cup of tea, and one of these three great nature books. From Helen MacDonald to Roger Deakin, these tremendous writers will leave you inspired to get into the great outdoors as soon as the weather breaks! 

 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, great nature books

Part memoir and part nature-writing, H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize and Costa Book of the Year award. It tells the story of a woman losing her father, and in the year that follows, her attemps to train a goshawk. It's unique blending of genres is part of what makes H is for Hawk so difficult to classify, but ultimately captivating. 

Findings by Kathleen Jamie

Findings by Kathleen Jamie, best nature writing books

Kathleen Jamie is an award-winning poet, but I think you'll enjoy this collection of essays about experiencing nature through travel in her home country of Scotland. She journeys into the dark on a ferry to the Orkney Islands and follows the call of a peregrine falcon. Her writing is poetic and lyrical. Enjoy!

Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey through Britain by Roger Deakin

Waterlog by Roger Deakin, top nature writing books

Roger Deakin seeks to swim his away across Britain in his classic book Waterlog. From swimming in tarns in Wales to paddling about with eels in Norfolk, Deakin discusses the many environmental concerns regarding wild swimming. The book also references cultural and historical points of interest throughout his travels. A unique and delightful read! 


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