25 Books to Read this Earth Day

Green Map Earth Day Card (1)

Hello my book dragons! Last year I thought it would be fun to release a list of books about the environment on Earth Day, and I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again! I compiled a list of another 25 books to read this Earth Day!

All of these books have a combined average rating of 4.105/5, so only the best are being recommended! Each book listed is linked to Goodreads so you can read the synopsis and immeadiately add it to your TBR (mine is starting to grow a little bit out of control, especially in the process of creating this list). I hope this list of books interests people, and reminds them to celebrate and take care of the planet we live on everyday of the year!

If you want more recommendations, check out last years 25 Books to Read This Earth Day!

Animals and Endangered Species
  1. Bee Quest by Dave Goulson
  2. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
  3. Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Big Cats by Andrew Loveridge
  4. Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World by Tim Low
  5. The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wild by Gavin Van Horn
Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels
  1. The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell
  2. The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change by Gleb Raygorodetsky
  3. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
  4. Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World by Jonathan Mingle
  5. The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts
Pollution and the Environment 
  1. Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution by Marcus Eriksen
  2. Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment by Sandra Steingraber
  3. Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air by David MacKay
  4. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
  5. Mapping the Deep by Robert Kunzig
Miscellaneous (fiction, childrens story and autobiography)
  1. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  2. Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. Polar City Red by Jim Laughter
  4. Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink! by Gregg Kleiner and Laurel Thompson
  5. The Last Wilderness, A Journey into Silence by Neil Ansell
History and Science
  1. The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen
  2. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  3. The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
  4. Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
  5. Our Place: Can We Save Britain’s Wildlife Before it is Too Late? by Mark Cocker

Hapy Earth Day everyone! What are you doing to celebrate? Have you read any of these books or found one you want to read? I’d love to hear your thoughts or any other book recommendations! Remember to take care of our blue marble.

Good Hunting!

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