Here’s my current bibliography of titles that have influenced my thinking (or which I plan to read) during the creative process for my book The Farthest Shore.
- Books listed here are ones that I have either read in the last two years, or plan to read in the near future. It’s probable that there are a good many other books that deserve to be on this list but which have slipped my mind for now.
- I’ll add titles to this list and keep it as up to date as possible during the writing process.
- Just because a book is on this list doesn’t necessarily mean that I recommend it or agree with it. It just means that I’ve read it and found it relevant in some way, or that I want to read it.
- Titles are listed alphabetically. On my shelves I have them piled in loose groups that make sense only to me. If I had them in alphabetical order I probably wouldn’t be able to find anything…
Along the Divide: Walking the Wild Spine of Scotland, Chris Townsend (Sandstone Press, 2018)
Among the Summer Snows, Christopher Nicholson (September Publishing, 2017)
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport (Portfolio, 2019)
Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life, George Monbiot (Allen lane, 2013)
Findings, Kathleen Jamie (Sort Of Books, 2005)
Hamish’s Mountain Walk & Climbing the Corbetts, Hamish Brown (Baton Wicks, 1996)
High and Low: How I Hiked Away from Depression Across Scotland, Keith Foskett (Keith Foskett, 2018)
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Jenny Odell (Melville House, 2019)
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer (Anchor Books, 1997)
Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places, Julian Hoffman (Hamish Hamilton, 2019)
Knoyart – A History, Denis Rixson (Birlinn, 1999)
Mountaineering in Scotland & Undiscovered Scotland, W.H. Murray (Baton Wicks, 1997)
Nature Cure, Richard Mabey (Chatto & Windus, 2005)
Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig (Canongate Books, 2018)
Rebirding: Rewilding Britain and its Birds, Benedict Macdonald (Pelagic Publishing, 2019)
Silence: In the Age of Noise, Erling Kagge (Penguin Books, 2016)
Sky Dance: Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands, John D. Burns (Vertebrate Publishing, 2019)
Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World, Michael Harris (Random House, 2017)
The Last Wilderness: A Journey Into Silence, Neil Ansell (Tinder Press, 2018)
The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd (Canongate Books, 2011)
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr (Atlantic Books, 2010)
The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology, Mark Boyle (Oneworld Publications, 2019)
The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane (Granta, 2007)
Utopia is Creepy: And Other Provocations, Nicholas Carr (Norton, 2016)
Walden, Henry David Thoreau (Ticknor and Fields, 1854)
Walking Through Shadows, Mike Cawthorne (Birlinn, 2019)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, Jaron Lanier (Vintage, 2010)