Resources for Nature and Wildlife Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but reading is one of my favorite hobbies.  When I’m not thinking about ways to help wildlife, I’m thinking about books that I’d like to read about the natural world. Sometimes it is difficult to get a reliable  book recommendation, have riveting discussions or discover new literary gems amongst the books published each year. Book clubs aren’t for everyone, but they can be a good framework for discussion and a safe place to share opinions.

While over the years I’ve loved anything published by Island Press, I wanted to share with you a list of other ways I’ve enjoyed connecting and finding great nature books to read. I’d love to hear your resources too!

Goodreads is a place to keep your track of your library and what books you’ve read or are reading, online. Aside from being a great way to stay up to date with what your friends are reading, it’s helpful for someone who likes to document things (ahem, me).This site and others like it also have another added bonus, they have a number of groups and nature authors that are worth checking out. I’ve found that the iPhone application is especially helpful.


While this site is also meant to help you organize whatever you’re reading and share books with friends, it’s a great way to find other recommendations for nature and science books. I’ve found that I truly enjoy the interface and you can find books tagged with things like “natural history” as well as join groups like “Save the wildlife” which you know, I immediately joined when I found it!

Great Wildlife and Nature Book Clubs

Where do you go to get your book recommendations?
Let me know! If anyone’s curious about the books I’m reading that are nature related, I try to keep them up to date!

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Published: June 29, 2011