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.

2021 Books

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

2020 Books

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.

February     Two for the Far North by Margaret Murie   ((biography/novel)

April            The Forgotten Peninsula: A Naturalist in Baja California  by Joseph Wood Krutch   (history)

June            Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Kimmerer

August         Hippie Food by Jonathan Kauffman

October        The King of California by Mark Arax  & Rick Wartzman (biography/history)

December     Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen   (novel)

The Fate of Food by Amanda Little is highly recommended by Mike Blanco

2019 Books

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

2018 Books

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


2017 Books

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

2016 books

February  Walk In The Woods  by Bill Bryson
April   Deep   by James Nestor
June   Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
August  The Snow Child  by Eowyn Ivey
October  Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke
December  A Book Of Bees by Sue Hubbell
Bring a bag lunch.

Books that have been read.