Happy Tuesday, book friends! It’s time for another elemental-themed Top 5 Tuesday post. This week’s prompt is “books with earth” so I’ll be thinking of books where land, gardening, and the like play a role.
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week. Okay, let’s dig in!
The Family Compound by Liz Parker
This book is all about a piece of land and how a group of siblings will manage it now that the patriarch has died, leaving it to them.
The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams
This essay collection tells the story of various National Parks across America–both their own histories and the author’s connetion to them.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
Location, location, location plays a role in this story, where an orc and former adventurer attempts to set down roots in an ideal location for opening up her coffee shop.
Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape by Marc Nieson
This memoir by one of my former MFA professors centers on his time living on a remote piece of land and puzzling through who he wants to be and who he wants to be with.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Naturally, the landscape plays a pretty big role when you’re thru-hiking.
There’s five earthy books for the week! It’s interesting to notice that I seem to read a lot of nonfiction that involves a connection to land/earth, but can’t think of nearly as many fictional examples.
9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Earth”
I love these. Gardening is a good idea and I can think of a few books where that has played a bit part
I wasn’t sure what to include in my list, but now I do. Thanks for the tips, Amanda. Great list!
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Ohhh I like the pun there, “set down roots in an ideal location”, for this feature! 😀 Great picks, I’m definitely curious about Legends & Lattes!
Thank you! Always going to go for the pun if I can manage it, lol. It’s a great book!
Legend and Lattes is such a great book!!
yes yes to Legends and Lattes. LOVE LOVE that book!
I think I would have struggled with this prompt. I probably would have had to go the nonfiction route, too.
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