This has been a great winter for reading! I am finishing up a couple right now that I borrowed from the local library last week, and since I've been trying to watch fewer shows (except catching up on Dr. Who) I've had a good bit of time to devote to reading this past season. No matter how much I try to devote equal time to non-fiction vs. fiction reading, I still end up finishing more novels every year than I do any other type and this year looks like it'll be no exception. I have noticed though, there just aren't that many authors who write good books in the the wilderness-y/outdoor vein. I wish there were more who did, but I am going to share a few below in the hopes that maybe they might be new to you or that you can share a good author name with me too. And to be honest, I get tired of only reading about cops and ex-special forces guys though you'll certainly see a couple of those included below. Yea, I know. I'm picky.
While I am in the fiction set, let me list off a few other good fiction books from recently...
Blood Trail by CJ Box
Pretty much everything from William Kent Kreuger
The Dummy Line by Bobby Cole - This author chose to spend a few minutes describing and then using "cut shells" in his story. That right there means to me that this guys knows his stuff :)
And I'm going to go ahead and throw out there that the Hunger Games series, even if aimed at a young audience, made for three good reads with a survival focus.
And a few nonfiction offerings that I have enjoyed lately...
Two Winters in a Tipi by Medicine Bow's Mark Warren
Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers by Michael Newton
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and The Battle of Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
Woodcraft and Camping by George Washington Sears - I know, it's crazy that I have only now read this well known work, but it's true. I have to build up motivation to read old books and this one was no exception!
Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate by John Kallas
Will to Live: Dispatched from the Edge of Survival by Les Stroud - still good the 2nd time around
That pretty well sums up the good books I've read that I wouldn't mind recommending from lately. I'm always on the lookout for good stuff to read, so if you have any recommendations, leave a comment. It's appreciated!