What’s Your Favorite “Green”Book ?

Broken Kettle Grassland, IowaVote for the novel with an environmental or nature theme that affected you the most – by adding a comment below. Some ideas to get you started:

Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen (or any Hiaasen book)

The Appeal by John Grisham (ditto)

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

The Postman by David Brin

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Day After Tomorrow by Whitley Strieber

The Talking Earth by Jean Craighead George

Vote through Sunday, April 27th. We’ll let you know the winner next week.

4 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite “Green”Book ?

  1. I vote for Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. Beautifully written, it’s an example of a book that can both move you and educate you.

  2. Carl Hiaasen is a weird combination – he is hilarious but makes you furious when he writes about the overdevelopment of Florida. My favorite is “Skin Tight:” the scenes between a very bad plastic surgeon and an equally bad, as in stupid, hit man are laugh-out-loud funny.

  3. I’m voting for another Barbara Kingsolver book, Prodigal Summer. I wanted to move to a log cabin in the woods after reading it.

    How about green nonfiction? I love Annie Dilliard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. As a biologist, I was blown away by her incredible poetic way of describing the mundane.

  4. The book that influence me the most in environmental issues is Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. It brought home to me what pesticides were doing to the environment. I have witness what the pesticides used by farmers in the late 50s and early 60s did to the farmers personally as my grandfather and uncle both passed away from cancer which was contributed to the use of the pesticides.

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