I missed this list when it came out, but a copy arrived from my publisher the other day. Of course, I've got a vested interest in the contents of such a list right now, but it's also interesting in a broader sense. So what does the Indie Gardening list say about gardeners who shop at independent bookstores?
- Narrative. We've got your Kingsolver, your Pollan, your Wild Trees by Richard Preston (about redwood trees and the people who study them), a cool new book of botanical history called The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf, and Our Life in Gardens by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd.
- Local. It's all local, isn't it? Here's the Sunset Western Garden Book, Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, and Audubon's guide to eastern trees, all of which have to be doing well in their own regions to make a national list.
- Veggies. Almost half of the books on the list concern themselves with growing food.
I went through the list and realized that I own or have read 17 books on the list. Has anyone got me beat?