SPRINGATHON – a Nature Writing Readathon

Hi, folks!

This is just to invite you to #SpringAThon, a reading event hosted by Natalie (Curious Reader), Emma (A Cup Of Books), Doris (All D Books, @booknaturalists), and Heidi (My Reading Life, @booknaturalists), where they encourage us to read nature nonfiction books.

The event will take place from May 1st to 14th, and they have created a set of prompts to inspire us:

  • Migration/Home
  • Bloom/Decay
  • Forage/Hibernate
  • Buzz/Stillness

You can also join in our group read of The Way through the Woods, by Long Litt Woon (2019).

On Instagram, Natalie and I will host the #springathonchallenge, where we encourage you to post a photo a day, showing us your nature inspired reads! Here are the photo challenge prompts:

Here is my TBR for the event:

  • Migration/Home
    • Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, by Amelia B. Edwards (1873)
    • Two Trees Make a Forest: Travels Among Taiwan’s Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family’s Past, by Jessica J. Lee (2020)
    • The Passionate Nomad: The Diary of Isabelle Eberhardt (1987, tr. Nina de Voogd. Original: 1900-1903)
    • The Grasmere (1800-1803) and Alfoxden (1798) Journals, by Dorothy Wordsworth (1897)
  • Bloom/Decay
    • Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet, by Marta McDowell (2019)
    • The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden, by Katherine Swift (2008)
  • Forage/Hibernate
    • The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World, by Shelley Emling (2009)
    • The Way through the Woods, by Long Litt Woon (2019)
    • What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, by Robert Hass (2011)
    • Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, by Kim Todd (2007)
  • Buzz/Stillness
    • World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (2020)
    • Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World, by Kathryn Aalto (2020)
    • Rural Hours, by Susan Fenimore Cooper (1850)

That’s all for now, folks. Which book should I pick first? I hope you will feel inspired to join us in May! 🌿

Yours truly,


Charles Courtney Curran (American artist, 1861-1942) Ladies on a Hill
Charles Courtney Curran, Ladies on a Hill

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