Eco Reading Challenge: My Picks

I'm still looking for participants for the Eco Reading Challenge. So far I have 3 people including myself. At the risk of sounding desperate *cough* Please Join!

I came up with my list and if you're not sure about what to read, I've been adding to the list of ideas in my original post.

So here's my list:

*Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
*Watership Down by Richard Adams
*101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12 (I know I'm older than 12 but I won this one)
*Ecoholic or Prodigal Summer (haven't decided yet)
*David Suzuki's Green Guide

Now for my Acts of Green Reading:
*Changed the light bulbs in reading lamps to compact fluorescent ones
*Will read outside more
*Turn the TV off when reading

See, not so bad, right?


  1. I like your list. And I'm sure the things that apply to 12-year-olds apply to us too!

  2. Those sound like great books. I hope you enjoy the challenge. I'd love to participate but I know it just isn't possible. All the best!

  3. This sounds like an awesome challenge, I'm just over-committed to challenges at this point. I may weaken though! I do have my own goals for being green this year. I am actually remembering to bring my reusable bags to stores and becoming more aware of ways we waste water. Good luck with your goals!

  4. Chris, I just posted this today over at A Novel Challenge blog - hope that will get some people headed your way! This looks like a great challenge - but I am trying not to join any more at the moment :)

  5. I'll join you in the Eco Reading Challenge.

    Here's what I'll read:

    *Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, by Svetlana Alexievich

    *Walden, by Thoreau

    *The Vanishing Map: A Journey from LA to Tokyo to the Heart of Europe, by Stephen Barber

    *Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, by Donald Worster

    *Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, by Michael Pollan


  6. Joanna- Thanks!

    thatsthebook- That's too bad :(

    Shelley- My grocery store just started charging for plastic bags. It's a great incentive to remember to bring them.

    Wendy- Thanks for putting it up for me!

    Molly- Thanks for joining us and great picks! Have fun!

  7. I think I will join (even though i swore off reading challenges!). I read a lot of eco-ish stuff so it shouldn't be hard!

    I love Animal Vegetable Miracle so much I want Barabara Kingsolver to be my neighbor hehe :)

  8. Jupiter- I bet she'd have great vegetables to share.

  9. I was thinking about joining it, but I always fail so miserably with challenges, so I'll have to pass on it. I will, however, be keeping an eye open for reviews about the books you and all the participants read for the challenge :)

    Looks like you've got some good books and some great acts of green reading! :)

  10. I wish I had time to join this challenge, but I'm sure my tbr list will grow significantly by reading everyone's reviews.


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