Florence Williams' Books to Transport You to Wild, Open Spaces

Goodreads asked author Florence Williams to share her recommended reading list with us. Williams is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

From Florence Williams: "For those of us who love nature, exploration, and adventure, these are tough times. Fortunately, there are many great books to transport us into wild, open spaces. More than ever, we need to conjure these landscapes, to lose ourselves in them imaginatively, to vicariously experience the freedom and wonder and resilience of the natural world. Here are some books that can help remind us of the healing power of wild places."

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message 1: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady How many have I read? Just the one...


message 2: by SarahCateH (new)

SarahCateH Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite book that transports me to nature. Makes me feel like I'm back at home in an Appalachian forest!


message 3: by Esther (new)

Esther Leaming Is there a way to like this list?


message 4: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 22, 2020 10:28PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Esther wrote: "Is there a way to like this list?"

Contrary to a 'normal' Listopia, this 'frozen' one doesn't seem to have that option...


message 6: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @Robert Charles Waldron
Do stop adding your own book in the comment section, as it is not nice (and there are other ways of promoting your own book).


message 7: by Ayad (new)

Ayad Mohamed I'm new here. Any recommendations?


message 8: by William (new)

William Taylor Who is Ellen Elizabeth Dudley? Where can I buy her books in paperback form


message 9: by Vaidehi (new)

Vaidehi Good


message 10: by Padmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (last edited May 27, 2020 06:21AM) (new)

Padmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa nice to read


message 11: by Gary (new)

Gary Graham A great list and I've read about 1/3 of them with Barbara Kingsolver's book(s) being my favorite. If you want to be transported to the Elfin forests and Quechua culture of Peru, consider: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 12: by Len (new)

Len Hayter For me I would have to add at least one book by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Ideally "Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese", but it could equally be "Between the Woods and the Water", or "Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece". They just re-light my youthful dreams of wandering - which were never made real as earning a living became a necessity.


message 13: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady نمایندگی wrote: "I was very impressed by this list
تعمیر یخچال فریزر جنرال الکتریک"


Then why spam it?


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message 15: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @John
Are you the author of this book? If so, do not promote your book like this, as it is not nice (and there are other ways to promote your book).


message 16: by Jack (new)

Jack B. A useful list on this cold, grey January day. Thanks.


message 17: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Holiday Interesting list and I bought two of the recommendations. “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” has been a book that I have loved for many years. One of my top ten.


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