Nature Writing Book Club

Book Club

Pack Animal is partnering up with the American Alpine Club Library and the West Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly nature writing book club!


We’ll meet from 6:00pm-7pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the American Alpine Club Library in the American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street, Suite 15, Golden, CO 80401.


The reading schedule has been set through April of 2020; feel free to read just one or all of the month’s selections. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and tea will be available.


Book Selections


Wednesday, May 22:
Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper


Wednesday, June 26:
Upstream by Mary Oliver
Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
Just Before Dark by Jim Harrison


Wednesday, July 24:
The Western Paradox: A Conservation Reader by Bernard DeVoto
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald


Wednesday, August 28:
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard


Wednesday, September 25:
Welcome to the Anthropocene by Alice Major

Writing the Sacred into the Real by Alison Hawthorne Deming
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth


Wednesday, October 23:
Run, River, Run; A Naturalist’s Journey down One of the Great Rivers of the American West by Ann Zwinger
The Necessity of Empty Places by Paul Gruchow


Wednesday, November 27:
Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison
On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor




Wednesday, January 22:
Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature edited by William Cronon


Wednesday, February 26:
Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
Biophilia: The Human Bond with Other Species by Edward O. Wilson


Wednesday, March 25:
Confessions of a Barbarian by Edward Abbey
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin


Wednesday, April 22:
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Frazier Nash