Favourite Books & Blogs

(updated 27 Nov 2014)

On this page you’ll find a listing of my favourite blogs, books, and other resources.  If you would like to recommend any other blogs or books to me, please contact me or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.


10 Favourite Books: Non-fiction

  • David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception & Language in a More-Than-Human World (mentioned here)
  • Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth
  • Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (mentioned here)
  • Hannah Hinchman, A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way & the Power of the Way
  • Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
  • John Daido Loori, The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life
  • Bill Plotkin, Nature & the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness & Community in a Fragmented World (mentioned here)
  • Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Also see my post on five books to shift your relationship with the more-than-human world, and all of my book reviews for more.

10 Favourite Books: Fiction

  • Steven Brust & Emma Bull, Freedom & Necessity
  • Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising (series)
  • E.R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros
  • William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
  • Nick Harkaway, The Gone-Away World
  • Ellen Kushner, The Privilege of the Sword
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea (the entire series, but especially this book)
  • Robin McKinley, Sunshine
  • Neal Stephenson, Anathem

Also see my A to Z book survey where I discuss many of my favourite books, especially novels.

Resources for British Columbia Nature-Lovers

For anyone who would like to learn more about this beautiful province.

  • Wayne Campbell & Gregory Kennedy, Birds of British Columbia
  • Richard Cannings & Sydney Canning, British Columbia: A Natural History – If you want only one book that gives an overview of almost everything, this is the one.
  • Sydney Cannings, JoAnne Nelson, & Richard Cannings, Geology of British Columbia: A Journey Through Time
  • Tamara Eder & Don Pattie, Mammals of British Columbia
  • Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar, & Ray Coupé, Plants of Northern British Columbia
  • Roberta Parish, Ray Coupé, & Dennis Lloyd, Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia & the Inland Northwest
  • Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon, Plants of Coastal British Columbia
  • E-Fauna BC and E-Flora BC



Do you have any book, blog, or website recommendations for me?  I’d love to hear them!  Let me know through my contact page.

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