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30 Books You Should Read Outside

Oh the weather outside is delightful, and to read outside is vital. Literary landscapes are all around us–gardens, park benches, beaches, road trips–you name the place, we’ll bring the book.

  1. 1

    To Shake the Sleeping Self

    Find yourself in the great outdoors as you journey from Oregon to Patagonia.

    To Shake the Sleeping Self Book Cover Picture
  2. 2

    The Music Shop

    Nothing like a great novel to escape the humdrum – dive in to this great read!

    The Music Shop Book Cover Picture
  3. 3

    The Waking Land

    “Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her.”

    The Waking Land Book Cover Picture
  4. 4

    The Proposal

    Can’t you just imagine diving into a juicy romance novel while relaxing in the grass? The Proposal is sweet, escapist, and smart.

    The Proposal Book Cover Picture
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    Nothing like a spine-tingling thriller to keep you glued to a book. Grab this page-turner and find a comfy spot under the trees!

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    Reading this epic road trip through the USA requires some fresh air.

    Mosquitoland Book Cover Picture
  7. 7

    The Secret Garden

    How magically meta it would be to have lunch in a secret garden while reading The Secret Garden.

    The Secret Garden Book Cover Picture
  8. 8

    The Signature of All Things

    Another book meant to be read beside a flower bed.

    The Signature of All Things Book Cover Picture
  9. 9

    Walden & Civil Disobedience

    Drop the iPhone, escape society, and reflect on your natural surroundings.

    Walden & Civil Disobedience Book Cover Picture
  10. 10

    A Walk in the Woods

    Start an outdoor book club with your partner in crime; laugh out loud.

    A Walk in the Woods Book Cover Picture
  11. 11

    Nature and Selected Essays

    Frolic through the park and an exploration of nature’s beauty.

    Nature and Selected Essays Book Cover Picture
  12. 12

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

    Sit below a shaded tree while you fall down the rabbit hole.

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Book Cover Picture
  13. 13

    Grasshopper Jungle

    Reading this strange adventure outdoors may cure your fear of bugs.

    Grasshopper Jungle Book Cover Picture
  14. 14

    Into Thin Air

    Climb up a hill and enjoy the page view.

    Into Thin Air Book Cover Picture
  15. 15

    Station Eleven

    Head to the park, play some classical music on Spotify, and enjoy this book.

    Station Eleven Book Cover Picture
  16. 16

    The River

    The story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip and a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence.

    The River Book Cover Picture
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    Should you find yourself alone, in the depths of a rainforest, this book will revitalize your inner strength.

    Origin Book Cover Picture
  18. 18

    The Snow Leopard

    Find your zen–a favorite bench, tree, bed of grass–and let the sun shine on your face.

    The Snow Leopard Book Cover Picture
  19. 19

    Out of Africa

    Head out on safari with this book in one hand and binoculars in another.

    Out of Africa Book Cover Picture
  20. 20

    My First Summer in the Sierra

    Explore the wilderness within this books and your own surroundings.

    My First Summer in the Sierra Book Cover Picture
  21. 21

    Into the Wild

    Journey into the wildnerness while investigating this mesmerizing story.

    Into the Wild Book Cover Picture
  22. 22

    On Such a Full Sea

    Strap on your reading boots and take off on a quest through a vividly imagined future America.

    On Such a Full Sea Book Cover Picture
  23. 23

    Paper Towns

    Inside this book you’ll find a scavenger hunt and a road trip. Outside this book, you scheme the same!

    Paper Towns Book Cover Picture
  24. 24

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Far out, way beyond the comforts of your home lies a strange road ahead.

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture
  25. 25

    The Wonder Trail

    Find lookout point on your local trail. Steve Hely will take you on a hilarious journey from North to South America.

    The Wonder Trail Book Cover Picture
  26. 26

    The Flight Attendant

    Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory.

    The Flight Attendant Book Cover Picture
  27. 27

    The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing

    Discover this engaging guide to the art of forest bathing.

    The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing Book Cover Picture
  28. 28

    The Beach

    Going on vacation? This book’s all about beach culture…a troubling, twisted beach culture.

    The Beach Book Cover Picture
  29. 29


    “They’re always running around Scotland, horseback riding, and camping beneath the stars.” -Sarah, Web Design

    Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition) Book Cover Picture
  30. 30

    Ready Player One

    And finally, our anti-outdoors, outdoors book. This story truly makes the reader appreciate fresh air, nature, adventure, and, most of all, reality.

    Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

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