10 Summer Reading Staff Picks

By INHF on July 10, 2012 in Blog

Summer is the perfect time to relax outdoors with a great book and learn more about a subject you’re passionate about.

To help you get started, the INHF staff picked out a few of our favorite books about the environment, conservation and sustainable ecology.

  1. “The Nature Principle” by Richard Louv – Discover how to re-energize and revive your love of the great outdoors. Check out INHF’s Vitamin N campaign and learn how you can get involved.
  2. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan – Why do we eat what we eat? And where does it come from? Michael Pollan explains the “natural history of four meals” in a way that only he can.
  3. “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson – In his trademark humor travel writer Bill Bryson explores the history of the Appalachian trail as well as the importance of ecology and the environment we live in.
  4. “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer – From the author of award-winning fiction “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Everything is Illuminated” comes a book that challenges us to think about how our food is grown and prepared.
  5. “Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver – A work of fiction that offers a wonderful perspective on the value of predator vs. prey species and why each are important to the ecosystem.

Get your library cards ready and check back on Thursday for the second half of our staff summer reading list.

Update: Check out the second half of our list for even more great books about the great outdoors!