Books and literature

Here we have some book recommendations on the climate crisis and other environmental issues that do not fall into the traditional scientific book category. Genres include popular science, (science) fiction, and other novels. If you have a recommendation to add, please email us.

Popular science and other non-fiction

Under the Sky We Make (2021) by Kimberly Nicholas (reviews, summary).

The Uninhabitable Earth (2019) by David Wallace-Wells (reviews, summary).

This Changes Everything (2014) by Naomi Klein (reviews, summary, more info).

Merchants of Doubt (2010) by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway (reviews, summary).

Heat (2006) by George Monbiot (reviews, summary).


Termination Shock (2021) by Neal Stephenson (reviews, summary).

The Ministry for the Future (2020) by Kim Stanley Robinson (reviews, summary).

American War (2017) by Omar El Akkad (reviews, summary).

Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood (reviews, summary) and its sequels The Year of the Flood (2009) (reviews, summary), and MaddAddam (2013) (reviews, summary).

Polar City Red (2012) by Jim Laughter (reviews, summary).

Salvage the Bones (2011) by Jesmyn Ward (reviews, summary).

Parable of the Sower (1993) by Octavia E. Butler (reviews, summary), and its sequel Parable of the Talents (1998) (reviews, summary).

This Other Eden (1993) by Ben Elton (reviews, summary).

Also check out the literature genres of Cli-Fi, Solarpunk, Ecofiction, and, of course, more traditional Sci-Fi for more fictionalised readings featuring climate and environmental issues.