Combe Grove’s 5 must read books of the month – Nature books edition
Combe Grove’s 5 must read books of the month
In honour of Dr Seuss’ birthday, many people mark March as a month for reading and celebration of wonderful books. As our own celebration, we would like to share some book recommendations from the Combe Grove Team. To start with, here are some books for nature lovers as recommended by Lucy, a member of Combe Groves Marketing team and creator of the travel & lifestyle magazine, Flourish.
The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn
Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award short-listed, The Salt Path’s follow up, The Wild Silence is a must read for nature enthusiasts. Brilliantly written by Raynor Winn, raw emotion shreds through the pages of the book as she gives her account of hope, despair, and humans incredible connection to nature. Following on from The Salt Path, it is hard to know what might come next for Raynor and her husband, Moth, but a brand new windswept adventure awaits.
The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
A timeless book to be admired, read aloud and cherished by everyone. The Lost Spells is a collaboration of colour, inventive rhymes, and is an astonishing marriage between words and illustrations. This pocket-sized book can be loved anywhere and everywhere. Each “spell” focuses on a different species of animal, plant or tree that we share our lives and landscapes with. From otter to oak, jay to jackdaw, grey seal to silver birch every poem is captivating.
The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson
**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
‘Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country’ – Observer
The Garden Jungle is a book all about nature and gardening to save the planet. It is a book that captures the seriousness of environmental issues that are inadvertently done from gardeners, whilst showing us how we can live alongside the beautiful species that grace our lives.
The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
Emma Mitchell’s richly illustrated chronological diary, takes us through the year in a personal, emotive account of depression and how nature is the wild remedy Emma seeks. The specific reference to being outdoors is a heartfelt helping hand to everyone who is in need of an escape, especially during lock down.
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty’s world through the course of the seasons. Dara was diagnosed with asperger’s/ autism aged five and this is his written teenage perspective of living life with the diagnosis.