The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.
The writers in this collection grapple with what it means to be “planetary” beings: how our individual actions can seem so small, but have global consequences.
Entangled Life is a mind-expanding trip into the world of fungi, and a model for nature and science writing.
A moving and compelling investigation into wild food and the practices of hunting and gathering, and by extension, humanity’s whole relationship to nature.
In Truganini, historian Cassandra Pybus attempts to “release” a woman from colonial myth-making. It is a shattering book.
Mark O’Connell is a very entertaining, self-effacing and thoughtful companion to the end of the world.
Fathoms is a book of philosophy and science that might shock us out of our lethargy towards nature.
See What You Made Me Do goes beyond headlines to uncover the horrifying scale of domestic abuse in Australia.
Flight Lines is one of the most beautiful and moving books about nature I have read in a while.
This book could radically transform Australia’s approach to climate change.