Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Earth

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s