Good books make for great gifts! Which is why we put together this list that have been recommended by guests, that we’ve read this year, or that guests have written. Happy Reading and Adventuring!

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE A HIKER (or like the Woods/Nature/Mountains)

  • Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finke
  • Unbound by Steph Jagger
  • Inspired Pursuit of Progress by Snowboarder Kelly Clark
  • Downhills Don’t Come Free: One Man’s Bike Ride from Alaska to Mexico by Jerry Holl
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • The Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman (for Pre-order)
  • Girl in the Woods by Aspen Mattis
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Pacific Crest Trail’s Hikers Handbook
  • Cowboys are My Weakness by Pam Houston

IF YOU SURF, SAIL, DIVE or LOVE THE WATER or a Good Water Adventure

  • Breath by Tim Winton (Aussie writer who four guests recommended)
  • Swell by Liz Clark (pre-Order)
  • Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor’s Race Toward Home –  by Peter Bourke
  • Deep by James Nestor
  • Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
  • All Our Waves Are Water by Jaimal Yogis
  • From Boys 2 Men by Marshall Lubin (about sailing in the 60s)
  • Thai Stick by Peter McGuire (also about the drug trade)
  • Voices of the Ocean by Susan Casey (also about dolphins)
  • Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (a classic)!
  • A Girl’s Guide to Getting Good Waves by Surf Diva

BOOKS FOR THE HEALTHY OR FIT

  • Born to Run by Chris McDougall
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger

BOOKS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALIST

  • Dude Making a Difference by Rob Greenfield
  • Let My People Go Surfing by Yvonne Chouinard

BOOKS TO GET INSPIRED

  • The Choice, A Memoir by Holocaust Survivor Edith Eva Eger
  • Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
  • Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau
  • You are a BADASS by Jen Sincero
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank you Changed My Life by John Kralik
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Choello

BOOKS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

  • Tartine Bread, Photographed by Eric Wolfinger
  • High Tide, A Surf Odyssey by Chris Burkard
  • Proximity Book by Todd Glaser

BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG ADVENTUROUS WOMAN

  • Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul
  • It’s Not About Pretty by Cindy Whitehead
    • What are we missing? Please send me a comment below and send us your favorite recs.

      Happy Holidays!
      Shelby