Botanic Book Buddies: Book Buddies meet on the second Wednesday of even-numbered months at noon in the Lawn House.
All are welcome. No need to be a member of the book club or even have read the current book.
February The Forgotten Peninsula by Joseph Wood Krutch
April The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
June The Outermost House by Henry Beston
August A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
October Onwards and Upwards by Katherine S. White
December Plant Portraits the Califonia Legacy by A. R. Valentien (Review by Mike Blanco)
December Decide on books for 2022
The Botanic Book Buddies have chosen their books for 2020.
We had a great response to our request for suggestions for books for next year. Several books had been read in recent years and because we only read 6 books each year, I have listed one other title which might interest some of you.
April The Forgotten Peninsula: A Naturalist in Baja California by Joseph Wood Krutch (history)
October The King of California by Mark Arax & Rick Wartzman (biography/history)
The Fate of Food by Amanda Little is highly recommended by Mike Blanco
February 13 Overstory by Richard Powers
April 10 Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
June 12 The Forest Unseen by George Haskell
August 14 The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel or Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
October 9 Choosing books for 2020.
December The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdelena
Books for 2020 will be chosen at the December 2019 meeting
February Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
April Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
June The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
August Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks
October The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleden
February 8 Sowing Seeds of Wonder (History of Larabees) by Sally
Sandler who will attend that meeting and let us know the details of
writing and researching the book.
April 12 Unstoppable by Bill Nye
June 14 Small Wonders by Barbara Kingsolver
August 9 Stopping the Road by Jack Fisher
October 11 or possibly the 18 (because of plant sale) West With the
Night by Beryl Markham
December 13 The Human Age by Dianne Ackerman