Book Lists

These are the short-lists of all of our book posts. Click the topic link to read the full post, with descriptions of the stories!


John Muir Wilderness Essays by John Muir
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Collection of Short Stories by Edward Abbey
Files on Edward Abbey, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Journeys of Simplicity, featuring “Traveling Light with Edward Abbey.”
Life in the Woods by author Henry David Thoreau
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Hatchet by Gary Paulson
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilders
The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkein
How to Shit in the Woods by Kathleen Meyer
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Summer Re-Reads

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Euphoria by Lily King
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The Hobbit J.R. Tolkein
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


What We Read on Vacation

The 9 books read by 6 people during an 11 day vacation.
New Lanark in Search of Utopia by C.A. Hope
Mingus: A Critical Biography by Brian Priestley
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner
The Kindness of Strangers by Lonely Planet
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
A Man Called Ove
 by Fredrik Backman

Dystopian Novels that Warned You this Was Coming

1984 by George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451
 by Ray Bradbury
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The Hot Zone Richard Preston
Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
War of the Worlds H.G. Wells
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Lottery Shirley Jackson

The Mysteries and Thrillers My Friends Recommend
All things by Agatha Christie
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Books by Tony and Anne Hillerman
Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Series by Steig Larson
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, or, On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King
All of Ruth Ware’s books