~Summer Reading List 2021~

It is time for Old Navy flip-flops, watermelon, strawberries, and most importantly…Summer Reading Lists! If you know me, then you know that I am not exactly a fan of summer. In fact, I am already counting down for October. However, every year I come up with a Summer Reading theme! In 2019, it was Witches, and last year it was Arthurian Legend. This year it is Conservation! I have a great stack of books and audiobooks! Plus, I have a few from NetGalley!

So here is the list! First up, physical books:

1) Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy ~ I read his Nature of Oaks a couple months ago and it was amazing! So I am adding a couple of his books to this list!

2) Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy

3) In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall ~ A Conservation list isn’t a true conservation list without Jane Goodall. In fact, I have requested her next book, and crossing my fingers that I get approved!

4) When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy ~ This book focuses on the emotions of animals, especially ones that are at risk for poaching.

5) Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat ~ This is a close look at wolves and their impact on their environment.

6) Dominion by Matthew Scully ~ Interestingly enough, this is written by President George W. Bush’s speechwriter and urges those to think about how we treat animals.

7) Animal Liberation by Peter Singer ~ This book exposes the realities of factory farms and the treatment of animals.

8) Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz ~ This book exposes the cruelty of the meat industry and what we need to do to fix it.

Kindle Books:

9) A Matter of Scale by Preston Charles Urka ~ This is a book on the future of clean energy


10) This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein ~ This book discusses global warming but the cause…capitalism.

11) The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan ~ This book analyzes where we get our food and the consequences of what we eat.

12) Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore ~ This book rethinks how we utilize plastic.

13) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson ~ This book is the cause of the rise of concern about how we treat our planet and ourselves.

14) The Hidden Lives of Owls by Leigh Calvez ~ I love owls! So I can’t wait to learn more about these creatures!

15) The Breath of a Whale by Leigh Calvez ~ Another read to learn more about the beautiful giants in the sea!

16) Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer ~ Another examination of our food choices.

I actually had to really cut back on all the books I actually found. So there may be more added as the summer progresses! What are you planning on reading this summer?

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