Five Botanical-Themed Books I've Read Recently

I've always loved to read. As a little girl, my mama would take me to the bookstore every Thursday after she got home from work so I could pick out a new book. I would head straight for the back wall where the collections of Babysitter's Club, Beverly Cleary, and Sweet Valley High could be found and would smell that sweet smell of a new book all the way home. I will always be so thankful that she made reading such a pleasure for me.

As an adult, I still love to read and am a sucker for historical fiction and anything botanical-themed. Below, I've included a list of five botanical-themed novels I've read and truly enjoyed.

botanical themed books

 Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass is a brilliant compilation of indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and botanical teachings changed the way I look at nature. It altered, forever, the way I approach it. How I treat it. And how I guide my family to build a relationship with the natural world. This is truly a paradigm-shifting read and one very much deserving of your time.

braiding sweetgrass book

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers is a captivating novel where flowers speak louder than words. An easy and inspiring read for anyone who loves flowers.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Spellbinding is the word I would use to describe The Lost Apothecary. An enthralling work of mystery about women struggling to survive in a world built by men, for men. I couldn't put it down!

the lost apothecary book by sarah penner 

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Another powerful, breathtaking story of strength, a subject Hannah writes about so well. Winter Garden is an epic love story set in WWII Russia will pull at your mama heartstrings until they nearly snap. And at the heart of it all, a garden as a place of solace. 

winter garden book by kristin hannah

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things is such an unexpected interesting read, taking the reader back to nineteenth century science. It started a bit slow but I fell in love with Gilbert's beautiful writing, the unforgettable characters, and her contagious enthusiasm for the botanical world. 

the signature of all things by elizabeth gilbert

More of my favorite reads can be found in my affiliate link, Amazon Bookshelf Favorites.

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