What We’re Reading: Our Spring Reading List
Posted by on January 23, 2014

how the dead dream

February is soon approaching, and we’re getting our Spring Reading List ready. There is quite a bit of new environmental fiction and nonfiction (or not-so-new books that we haven’t gotten to yet). As usual, we’re ready to get this reading party started!

Here is our reading list, compiled by our editors:

Our Spring List

all the land to hold us

Our fiction editor Roger can’t wait to check out Rick Bass’ fourth novel All the Land to Hold Us that was published in August, 2013.

how the dead dream

How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet has been on our “to read” list for a while. T., a wealthy, young developer undergoes an experience that causes him to take a chance at falling in love, and finally begin breaking into zoos across the country, where he finds solace in the presence of animals on the brink of extinction.

Rachel is going to catch up on some of Elizabeth Gilbert’s fiction, including her novel The Signature of All Things, that centers around Alma, a botanist. Rachel also plans to read Gilbert’s first novel Stern Men , which was overshadowed by Gilbert’s memoir.

One of our nonfiction picks is Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter.

And Mary Ann wants to read the Rachel Carlson biography On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring that was published in 2012, on the fiftieth anniversary of Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring.

finders keepers

Our list wouldn’t be complete without a work by Craig Childs. Roger is looking forward to reading Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession.

Green Illusions by Ozzie Zehner takes a hard look at how our society gulps energy.

The Small Heart of Things

Roger also plans to read Julian Hoffman’s The Small Heart of Things: Being At Home in a Beckoning World. We’ve had a glimpse of this collection of essays, which “examines the myriad ways in which connections to the natural world can be deepened through an equality of perception…” It’s beautiful and poetic, and it left us wanting to read a lot more! If you’re curious, you can take a peek at the trailer here.

We really have our reading cut out for us! Have you checked out any of these books yet? What’s on your Spring Reading List?

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