Monica Recommends - Dispatch #11, Earth Day Edition
Not sure what book to dive into next? Look no further! Monica recommends these hopeful nature reads to celebrate Earth Day in a thoughtful and practical way.
All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement; a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save. Hopeful and future-focused!
Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis by Britt Wray
An impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption; brilliantly illuminates how we can learn from the past, from our own emotions, and from each other to survive--and even thrive--in a changing world.
The Last Catastrophe: Stories by Allegra Hyde
A hopeful, speculative short story collection about how humanity grapples in a world transformed by climate change, explores a myriad of potential futures while reminding us that our world is precious, and that protecting it has the potential to bring us all together.
Backyard Garden Witchery: Creating Magickal Space Outside Your Door by Laurel Woodward
A beginner's guide to creating your own living, breathing sanctuary that feeds your sense of wonder and enhances your connection to the earth. Provides a compendium of garden plants, including common weeds, culinary herbs, and perennials.
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson, Golbanou Moghaddas
Captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit.
Consumed: On Colonialism, Climate Change, Consumerism and the Need for Collective Change by Aja Barber
The first half of this book focuses on learning about the endemic injustices in our consumer industries, while second half focuses on unlearning, inviting us to focus on the uncomfortable truth behind why we consume the way you do, teaching us how to be citizens and not consumers.
Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest by Phoebe Wahl
An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life. Reconnect with your inner child, or gift to a child in your life!