Top Ten Tuesday: For Outdoorsy Bookworms

Happy Tuesday!! The lovely bloggers behind The Broke and the Bookish are back with their weekly TTT themes and we’re starting off with a great one. Since today’s topic is open-ended, I’ve decided to share my Top Ten Book Recommendations for Outdoorsy Bookworms. My love for camping, hiking, and spending time in the mountains tends to be reflected in the books I read. Whether you love quality time in the great outdoors or simply like to read about it from the comfort of your reading nook, here are ten books for the outdoorsy bookworm:

Are you outdoorsy? What are your favorite books about the outdoors? What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!



53 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: For Outdoorsy Bookworms”

  1. I’ve been an outdoorsy type all my life, as my dermatologist can attest. I read and write mostly urban literature, but I find that in the early Hemingway stories–the Nick Adams set–he really “gets it,” more than his African work I think. Also Melville and Conrad, if you love the sea. None of these writes “nature stories” or essays, but the setting is in effect one of the dominating personages.

    My own “Family Ties” takes place largely in a small town in the Sierra foothills; if anyone’s interested you can see the blurb at Lots of good scene-setting, if I do say so myself.

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    1. I recently read Heart of Darkness by Conrad and really enjoyed it (though “enjoyed” might not be the right word). There’s so much packed into such a short novel! I’ll have to check out those Hemingway stories.


  2. I used to be a lot more outdoorsy than I am now, but I still enjoy hiking and camping (though I haven’t done either in years). And your book choices are great. LOTR definitely is an outdoorsy choice.

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  3. I really like being outside, so yes, I guess I could call myself outdoorsy. Some of these books really work well! I noticed the other day that while camping is something a lot of people do, I see it in relatively few books. But I read this summer short story anthology last month that did have camping. I feel like The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is really outdoorsy too.

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  4. I love the outdoors (though I suffer terribly from hayfever so you’d think otherwise haha)! ‘Big Woods’ looks great, I’m especially a fan of forests! Tolkien is a perfect choice too! I’ve been recommended ‘Gossip From The Forest’ by Sara Maitland as great non-fiction that talks a lot about folklore too.

    Nice choices, feel free to check out my Top Ten Tuesday 🙂


  5. *flails because RAVEN BOYS* 😍😍 One of my favourite books of eVER. And I actually didn’t realise how outdoorsy it was until you pointed it out?! So true omg.

    I just finished reading Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and it was set a lot on like docks and beaches and in the sea so THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL and refreshing.

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  6. I found the movie of Into the Wild a bit disturbing and never got to the book! How about My Side of the Mountain by Jean craighead George since were including YA. And Margaret Atwood has a great collection of short stories called Wilderness tips. Lots of scenes from the Canadian forest as i recall. But a bit twisted, as is usual for her😊


  7. I’m not very outdoorsy, but there are quite a few books I’d like to read. Marquez and Into the Wild for example, even though I don’t even know what the Marquez is about. I enjoyed Chronicle of a Death Foretold, so I’d like to read more.

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  8. I love this post so much – it suits you so well, the outdoors and everything 🙂 The only book I read on this list is The Raven Boys series, and I love the forest and outdoors in this series so much, it’s just…very dreamy 🙂

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