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Beth (bethany_rainbow) | 140 comments Mod
What do you guys want to read next? We'll likely have our first meeting at the end of January. All we have on the book suggestion wall is "something nice". Thanks, Jess! Haha.

Should we start the year out with something non-fiction?

message 2: by Beth (new)

Beth (bethany_rainbow) | 140 comments Mod
Also, Nick suggested something outdoorsy or adventurey. That might be fun. Let me know what y'all think.

message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane | 49 comments How about some George Saunders--is Dec 13 in paperback yet? Or how about Down the River by E Abbey. I want to plan a float trip.

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Maria (missmia277) | 39 comments For non fiction, I would say The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. I'm not sure about fiction though.

message 5: by Billy (new)

Billy Randell | 2 comments I like all the suggestions so far. As for as non-fiction, outdoor, adventurey type books, I'd nominate A Walk in the Woods, but a lot of you guys might have read that already.

message 6: by Jess (new)

Jess | 2 comments Yes! I vote adventure-y outdoors-ynon-fiction!

message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol Johnson | 10 comments I like the suggestions mentioned in previous posts.

Here are some of my favorite outdoorsy, non-fiction books:
Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods

Half-way to heaven: My white knuckle and knuckle-headed quest for the Rocky Mountain High

Farewell My Subaru by Doug Fine

message 8: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Johnson | 4 comments I like the idea of Half-way to Heaven!

message 9: by Beth (new)

Beth (bethany_rainbow) | 140 comments Mod
Here's a few more suggestions:

This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Elrich

Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King

The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

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Amy Hafer | 4 comments Well, a spout of non-fiction JUST might be what I need to bring me back on the inside...of the club.

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston is about the exploration of the Redwoods and the highest trees on earth told in a narrative format. Truly fascinating.

The Last Season by Eric Blehm shares the history and mystery of Randy Morgenson, a Sierra Nevada Yosemite/Kings Canyon backcountry ranger and his disapperence in his 29th season.

More close to home =
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird. Published in 1879, it tells the story of a lady's exploration and life made in the mountains of the Rockies.

A Vagabond for Journey by Everett Ruess.

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
The Last Season
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

I'm excited to see what else we come up with.


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