This is my favourite of Jane’s three reading group themes. I won’t go a year without it. It is an easy breeze and a motivating incentive. Jane’s gifts are beautiful; wonderful and mood-boosting to receive in the mail! I very naturally read about cats, animals, plants, flowers, gardening, Earth, Manitoba, Canada, miracles, and spirituality.
We have prayed for our precious son cat, Conan, to be home at last this spring! The time feels right to have him back, safely and reassuringly in our fold!
A wide variety of reading subjects opens up and prioritizes more nature books. I have an abundance of them and gathered a fun, new selection in time for this year. I like being able to share them with Jane and everyone else whose interest is sparked. Here are the ideas I have sketched out. Thank you for offering this wonderful group, Jane.
Many of my books seem better suited for a category like water but fulfill headings in which they are needed more. There are many more books I will read. Please see my updates herein.
(01) CLASSIC in science or conservation.
“The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be” Farley Mowat 1957
(02) OUTDOOR ACTIVITY or gear on a cover.
“Baby Brother” Tanneke Wigersma & Nynke Mare Talsma 2005 (brief, adding for fun)
“Wild In The City” Jan Thornhill 1995 (brief, adding for relevance)
“Different Dragons” Jean Little 1986
“The Heart Of A Horse: Poignant Tales And Humorous Escapades” Gayle Bunney 2003
“Meet My Cats” Lesley Anne Ivory 1989
“The Art Of The Muppets” Henson Associates 1980
(04) OUTDOORSY HERO / HEROINE.
(06) DYSTOPIA-FLAVOURED: emphasizing consequences.
(07) EXTREME ELMENT: sailing, mountain-climbing.
“Robert Service: A Great Canadian Poet’s Romance With The North”
Elle Andra-Warner 2004
“Survivors, True Death-Defying Escapes” Larry Verstraete 2003
“Mystery Of The Black Diamonds” Phyllis A. Whitney 1954
“Mystery Mile” Margery Allingham 1930
“It Happened In Arles” Mabel Esther Allan 1964
“I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves” Andrew Charman & Tony Kenyon 1997
“Night Travellers” Sandra Birdsell 1982
“Flowers: A Celebration In Words And Paintings” Helen Exley 1992
(09) SET IN A WILDERNESS LOCALE.
“Payment In Blood” Elizabeth George 1989
“Clouds Of Witness” Dorothy Sayers 1927
“One Book In The Grave” Kate Carlisle 2012
“Bury Your Dead” Louise Penny 2010
“The Secret Of Devil’s Cave” Jennifer Hale 1973
“Fog Hides The Fury” Paula Minton 1957
(10) SPIRITUAL, EMPHASIZING CONNECTION.
“Life On The Other Side” Sylvia Browne 2000
“Tunnels Of Time” Mary Harelkin Bishop 2000
“The Figure In The Shadows” John Bellairs 1975
“Ghost Stories Of Hollywood” Barbara Smith & Arlana Anderson-Hale 2000
“Return To Tradd Street” Karen White 2014
“The Letter, The Witch, And The Ring” John Bellairs 1976
(12) ADVOCACY-RELATED: SPEAKING UP FOR NATURE / PEOPLE.
(13) BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR of an environmentalist or conservationist.
“Scottish Ghost Stories” Elliott O’Donnell & Tim Hunt 1911
“Norman Rockwell, A Sixty Year Retrospective” Thomas S. Buechner 1972