Reading Lists

Here are specific book lists for you to discover and enjoy reading.

 

Booklists

Sustainability and Conservation

Books on living a greener life. 

Sustainability made simple : small changes for big impact

By Rosaly Byrd

Living the vanlife : on the road toward sustainability, community & joy

By Noami J. Grevemberg

Regrow your veggies : growing vegetables from roots, cuttings and scraps

By Melissa Raupach

Wear, repair, repurpose : a maker's guide to mending and upcycling clothes

By Lily Fulop

Live green : 52 steps for a more sustainable life

By Jen Chillingsworth

Rewilding our hearts : building pathways of compassion and coexistence

By Marc Bekoff

The journeys of trees : a story about forests, people, and the future

By Zach St. George

Silent Spring

By Rachel Carson

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

By Dan Egan

A Sand County Almanac

By Aldo Leopold

Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life

By Barbara Kingsolver

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

New Adult Fiction
From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation—also known as Babel. Babel is the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working—the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars—has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire’s quest for colonization. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide… Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?

Babel : Or the Necessity of Violence

By R. F. Kuang R F Kuang

New Book Tuesday

Selection of books featured on our New Book Tuesday podcast!

Counting the Cost

By Jill Duggar Derick Dillard Craig Borlase

The Lost Year

By Katherine Marsh

Labors of Hercules Beal

By Gary D. Schmidt

A First Time for Everything

By Dan Santat

Dungeons and Dragons : Dungeon Club

By Molly Knox Ostertag Inc Hasbro

Upside Down

By Danielle Steel

The Age of Deer: Troubled Kinship with our Wild Neighbors

By Lissette Decos

Uninhabitable Earth

By David Wallace-Wells

Dear Mothman

By Robin Gow

Death Comes to Marlow

By Robert Thorogood

Pride Month!

In honor of Pride Month, we're spotlighting books for kids and teens that center LGBTQ+ characters and themes and promote acceptance and equality.

Grandad's Pride

By Harry Woodgate

It Feels Good to Be Yourself

By Theresa Thorn Noah Grigni

Bathe the Cat

By McGinty, Alice B. David Roberts

My Moms Love Me

By Anna Membrino Joy Hwang Ruiz

Dear Mothman

By Robin Gow

Most Ardently

By Gabe Cole Novoa

Loveless

By Alice Oseman

Elle Campbell Wins Their Weekend

By Ben Kahn