5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List!

To say I love to read in an understatement. I’m currently reading five different books that I keep in different rooms of the house, plus one in my car- it’s a great way to kill time waiting for slow freight trains!

While we don’t carry all of these books at Favor the Earth, your local library (or independent book store) will have the ones we don’t. Find out in our weekend Daily Green Special how you can get one for free!

I don’t usually read books twice, I have too many others on my list, but these 5 are the exception.

imageGorgeously Green by Sohpie Uliano. She’s gained a ton of publicity (and two more books) since publishing Gorgeously Green in 2008, but this is the one that started it all for me. She covers all aspects of everyday life and ways to make those areas a little greener. It’s not preachy, and it’s definitely not boring. Gorgeously Green isn’t about joining a commune and darning your own socks (unless you want to of course), it’s finding ways to incorporate green without compromising style.

imageJust Grace Goes Green by Charise Mericle Harper: If you have elementary age kids, you’ve probably heard of the Just Grace series. This one, though, is my favorite. This time, Grace’s teacher has decided that they’re “going green.” Kids will learn interesting tips and fun facts with always entertaining Grace.

imageYou’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! Water for Health, for Healing, for Life by F. Batmanghelidj, MD: Yes, it’s a long title. Even though the information is fairly technical, it’s an easy read, and really is a book that’s hard to put down. If you’re interested in improving your health, and reducing use of prescription/over-the-counter drugs, pick up You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!

imageThe Earth, The Alphabet, and Me! by Christine Pesout: Written by Christine and illustrated by her sister Jenny, this rhyming book offers little ones 26 ways (A-Z) to help protect our planet, yes there’s even one for X. With fun crafts the kids can make on their own (or with a little help), they’ll be busy and entertained all summer. See how many ideas you can come up for each letter.

imageDandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury: Ok, this one really isn’t necessarily about being green, but it is a summertime favorite. A series of interwoven vignettes about a simpler time, those days when we went outside in the morning and finally came back in for dinner. I read somewhere that we’re the last generation to experience those carefree days, sadly that seems true. Dandelion Wine is an opportunity to reflect on those days, and the memorable adventures that occur during those long summer hours.

Want one of these books for free? We have a 2 books to giveaway! We have a copy of Gorgeously Green and Just Grace Goes Green with your name on it!
If you’re the first person to write the title you want in the checkout notes, we’ll add the free book to your order!

Daily Green Special: Get started on summer reading! Our free book giveaway (with any purchase) is only valid until Monday’s post. We only have two, so you better hurry! Happy Friday!


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