Climate Books to Read on Winter Break...and All Year Long

With limited time, it can be hard to know what's worth a read. Below you'll find book recommendations from environmentalists, Earth-lovers, scientists, activists & more.

🌱 We're excited that Rebecca Solnit has a new chapter added to her book, Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility.

🌱 Here are other book recommendations from our friend Nick Van Osdel at Keep Cool. Perhaps a great way to start your own "Jolabokaflod" tradition of books and chocolate over the winter holidays...or just year round! Mmmm.

The Overstory by Richard Powers


Wild Souls by Emma Marris


The Grid by Gretchen Bakke


Coal by Barbara Freese


Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg


More Book recommendations keep pouring in! We'll keep the list going here:

🌱 Environmental Justice Resource Recommendations list from Arielle V. King.

🌱 6 Must-Read Books from Sierra Club

🌱 Books for reflection from All We Can Save's Read & Reflect project

🌱 Jessica Kleczka's favorite books of 2023

🌱 The Best Climate Books of 2023 -- and Titles We're Excited for in 2024 from the Independent

🌱 Oceanic Global recommends the following in this post:

1. ‘Ocean: Exploring The Marine World’ by Phaidon Editors & Anne-Marie Melster.
2. ‘Blue Mind’ by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols
3. ‘Ebb & Flow’ by Easkey Britton.
4. ‘Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean’ by Gaelin Rosenwaks.
5. ‘Radical Love: From Separation to Connection with the Earth, Each Other, and Ourselves’ by Satish Kumar.
6. ‘Spying on Whales’ by Nick Pyenson.
7. ‘The Intersectional Environmentalist’ by Leah Thomas.
8. ‘The Climate Book’ by Greta Thunberg.
9. ‘Pod’ by Laline Paull.
10. ‘Overview Timelapse: How We Change the Earth’ by Benjamin Grant & Timothy Dougherty.
11. ‘The Climate Optimist’ by Anne Therese Gennari.
12. ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
13. ‘The New Climate War’ by Michael E. Mann.
14. ‘Who Cares Wins’ by Lily Cole.
15. ‘As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock’ by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
16. ‘Go Gently’ by Bonnie Wright.