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The Adventurous Book List

While many of us enjoy spending time outside hiking, biking, and kayaking, there are days where the weather, illness or the unexpected keeps us indoors. On those days, it’s always nice to have a great book the inspires your next adventure in the outdoors!

Books: How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley and the Nature Fix by Florence Williams
Books about Nature

Check out the books our staff loves!

Fiona’s book list includes: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, The Mountains of California by John Muir, Just Kids by Patti Smith, and New and Selected Poems, Volume 1 by Mary Oliver (poetry).

Hannah’s book list includes: Walking the Nile by Levison Wood, Path of the Puma by Jim Williams, Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden, Exhalation & Arrival by Ted Chaing, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Caught by the Sea by Gary Paulson, My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

Kim’s book list includes: Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, Beyond the Bear by Dan Bigley & Debra Mckinney, and Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Sarah’s book list: The Push by Tommy Caldwel and Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering by Rebecca A. Brown.

Nature Drawing and Journaling written and illustrated by John Muir Laws
Learn to create your own Nature Journal

Sarah Scrivano’s book list includes: The Nature Fix by Florence Willams, The End of Night by Paul Bogard, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling written and illustrated by John Muir Laws, and How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley.

Books about Channel Islands

Diary of a Sea Captain’s Wife by Margaret Holden Eaton and edited by Janice Timbrook, Islands Apart by Ken McAlpine, When the Killings Done by T.C. Boyle and Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell

Let us know if there are any good books to add to the list!

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