Unlike many other hobbies, there is no bad season for reading. But, obviously, it can’t just be any book! After all, we are Click A Tree. And as sustainable living is becoming more important than ever, we have asked our tree lovers about their favorite green reads.
What’s your favorite green read? Let us know in the comments below – we’ll be updating this list with your recommendations.
With these nature reads you can either enter into a different world with our top 4 green fiction books, or, if you prefer to stay in the here and now, check out our top 4 green non-fiction reads.
Dive into a Different World with these 4 Green Reads – Fiction
9 different characters coming together for one cause? Possible murder? Nature changing lives and affecting people? A Great Dane in a tiny house?
Which of these topics speak to you?
Let’s forget about the here and now and dive into a different world with these 4 fiction books for nature lovers.
The Overstory by acclaimed author Richard Powers introduces nine characters each with their own tree story. The first half of the book describes events that shaped the characters lives. While the second half tells how the different characters came together to fight for the same cause.
As a voracious reader and author herself, Piyushi Dhir fell in love with the Overstory, since this book deals with the relationship between humans and trees.
Besides the fact that this is one of Daniel’s favorite books, it has also topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and 2020 for a combined 32 non-consecutive weeks.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful ode to nature, where a young girl learns to survive on her own in the marsh of North Carolina. However, when she starts yearning for human connection, her life changes. And she is accused of possible murder. You’ll be wondering whether she did it or not until the end!
Owens doesn’t fail to give you the thrill you need as the stories continue to progress in the gorgeous setting it excellently describes.
The Loop has a special way to depict and show the connection of people and nature. Each character has a very particular relationship to the nature that surrounds them, especially the animals.
The novel is all about the differences between people and how nature affects everyone in one way or another. Be that wild nature or human nature. That’s why The Loop is one of Joe Flangan’s favorite green reads.
4. Green Reads for Young Readers: Twig and Turtle: Big Move to a Tiny House by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Thank you, Sara DiSalvo for reminding us not to forget our young readers! In this charming chapter book series, family, friendship, and new school challenges combine as eight- and six-year-old sisters Twig and Turtle adjust to their new tiny house life.
Their family is united in living more simply, and not stressing out the Earth’s resources. But the move comes with major problems – hint: have you ever tried to fit a Great Dane into a tiny house?
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4 Green Reads for Our Non-Fiction Fans
Non-fiction books are a great way to learn something while enjoying some quiet time on the couch or outside in the sun. Plus, this is basically an educational excursion since you’re learning while reading – even if you’re snuggled up on the couch.
Learn more about trees and living green with these 4 non-fiction books.
Click A Tree can’t have a book list without mentioning this gem, right Nicholas?
How many times have you walked past a tree, maybe even admired it, without paying attention to what might actually go on inside the tree? You’re missing out!
There is so much more to trees than what we can see from the outside. For example, did you know that trees are social beings?
In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben takes you into the world of trees and shows you how similar trees and humans are.
One of Dave’s favorite green reads is The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide by Jen Gale. When you think about sustainability and living green guides, you might not put them into the funny category.
And then you read The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide and find out that they can actually be hilarious. This easy-read is very entertaining – nothing too heavy – and in parts VERY funny and so very easy to relate to.
At the same time, this guide is thought-provoking, which it’s meant to be.
You’re stressed, you’re thinking 100.000 thoughts in one minute, or at least that’s what it feels like, and then you go into nature and💥 – you feel so much lighter.
In her book, Melanie Choukas teaches you how you can find comfort even in stressful situations. Pssst…you don’t even have to hide in the woods for a week, you can receive the calming benefits of nature even with a tree outside your window.
Luke Smith suggested this wonderful and hilarious book about sustainable living.
Have you ever wondered what it would take to go absolutely green? No electricity, no airplanes, only buying plastic – and toxin free products?
Colin Beavan has not only thought about this but he has actually put himself and his family into this self-experiment.
In his book No Impact Man, he shares his journey, insights and learnings with us.
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Share the Green Reads Fun
Saw a book that your friend might be interested in as well? Share it with them, we all appreciate a good book recommendation.
You can also start a book club. It’s so much fun to get together after each chapter and talk about the development of characters, as well as share thoughts you had while reading.
Didn’t see your favorite book on this list? Let us know which books we’re missing in the comments. We’ll be updating this list with your recommendations!