The Almost Anthropologist’s Favorite Books of 2019

Picture Books

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman

Little Tigers by Jo Weaver

Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau, illustrated by Robert Hynes

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

Middle Grade/ Young Adult

Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins (YA)

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon (YA)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (MG)

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (MG)

There’s Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (YA)

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins (MG)

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins (YA)


Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb

Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Greening of the Self by Joanna Macy

On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard by Jennifer Pastiloff

Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude by Barbara Bash


Note: These books did not all come out in 2019- I simply read them this year 🙂 They are not all relevant to the theme of this blog- oh well! They are listed alphabetically and not in any ranked order.

Writers gotta read!

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