Friday, January 5, 2018

Reading Naturally Challenge 2018 - My Sign-Up


This is the second year for the Reading Naturally Challenge 2018 and I hope to do much better with it this year!

Sign-ups are still open here and the rules are simple:  Choose your reading level by how many books you'd like to commit to reading. Then choose one book per category (fiction or non-fiction, any genre) from the categories identified. Categories include Classics, Animal or Bird Related, Outdoorsy Heroine, Set in a Wilderness Locale, and several more.

The idea is that even if you like reading, say, cozy mysteries, you could probably easily find one that had an outdoorsy heroine or was set in a wilderness locale. Nature thoroughly infuses so much of what we do--and what we read!--that the categories ought to be easy to fill.

There are prizes, too! Doing the reading might be enough of a prize, but a little extra incentive never hurts!

My level: Immersed in Nature (7 or more books--all from the TBR list!)

1. Plant Related: Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany - Matthew Hall
2. Classic: A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold
3. Set in a Wilderness Locale: Swamplandia! - Karen Russell (Orion Book Award finalist)
4. Spiritual: The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature - Starhawk
5. Dystopia Flavored: Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth - Craig Childs (Orion Book Award)
6. Extreme Element: Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul - Scott Weidensal
7. Outdoorsy Heroine: Flight Behavior -Barbara Kingsolver (Orion Book Award finalist) (review)
8. Skills Related: Joy of Backpacking: Your Complete Guide to Attaining Pure Happiness in the Outdoors - Brian Beffort
9. Current Issue: The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living - David Wann
10. Water Related: River-Horse: Across America by Boat - William Least Heat-Moon
11. Orion Book Award Winner: 2012 winner: The View from Lazy Point - Carl Safina
12. Biography or Memoir of an Environmentalist or Conservationist: A Naturalist in Florida: A Celebration of Eden - Archie Carr
13. Animal or Bird Related: H is for Hawk - Helen MacDonald (Orion Book Award finalist)

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