Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?


I have had a list of environment and science books I’ve wanted to read (and re-read) for a couple of years now, and the list keeps getting bigger, but with work and study I just haven’t found the time to really get my teeth into anything much more than a bit of light fiction.

My aim is to review and discuss (some of) the themes and ideas in these in a blog post every couple of weeks (how’s that for motivation!)

So far on my list I have…


  • Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  • A Sand County Almanac  -Aldo Leopold
  • The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  • On the Origin of the Species – Charles Darwin
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

First time reads:

  • Feral – George Monbiot
  • Lost Words – Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
  • The Revenge of Gaia – James Lovelock
  • Sapiens and Homo Deus – Yurval Noel Harari

What I would like to know is if any of you have any suggestions for others I could add to my list… are there any books along the same line you’d say were a ‘must read’? Any that inspired you or changed the way you look at the world? Any themes or ideas that challenged your way of thinking?

Any suggestions welcome!

5 thoughts on “Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?

  1. I really look forward to your book discussion series, Christine! One I can suggest is The Legacy by David Suzuki. I read it recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a very short book but speaks volumes about our relationship with the planet. It reminded me that we are all so connected, both to one another and to the Earth. What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.

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  2. I would warmly recommend “In search of grace – an ecological pilgrimage” by Peter Reason. Warming, comforting a fantastic book to snuggle up with, take in to your heart and help you build resilience to carry on with all the good work that needs doing out in the world!

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