It was a short month and it’s a short list, as I read only two books in February.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
I have a long list of fictional and non-fictional books to read covering environmental themes. This book is one of the latter. It took a while to get into, but it was worthwhile and will make a good resource for my environmental and sustainability writing. I’m hoping to get into some climate fiction soon though. Also known as cli-fi, this is a subgenre of science fiction focusing on post-apocalyptic scenarios brought about by climate change disaster…something which is becoming more contemporary reality as opposed to futuristic sci-fi.
Very satisfying reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass and then picking this out my garden pic.twitter.com/O8MgBKjWTT
— Claudia Hauter (@ClaudiaHauter) February 2, 2021
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
I love love love Bourdain. This collection of essays exemplifies his impassioned, unapologetic, balls-to-the-wall style and I am here for it. I happened upon this book in a secondhand bookstore and read a large chunk of it on the plane – quite apt, considering that a lot of the essays come from his travel writing days. One thousand per cent recommended if you’re into food, travelling, and excellent writing.
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This post is late! March has come and gone, which means that month’s list is coming up soon.