Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

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A wetland filled with still water and surrounded by a forest of deciduous trees. The geographical term I chose for this week’s prompt is wetlands. That is to say, areas of land that link water and land together. Some of them are always wet, while others can go through periods of being as dry as regular land depending on the season. Wetlands include swamps, marshes, and bogs.

I chose this term because one of the places I grew up in used to be a wetland before the land was drained and turned into farmland. It’s a beautiful place, but the mosquitoes there are overwhelming in the summer. I’ve often wished that my ancestors had left it the way it originally was and built their homes somewhere else instead.

1. Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination by Barbara Hurd

2. Swampwalker’s Journal: A Wetlands Year by David M. Carroll

3. Danger in Blackwater Swamp by Saundra Kelley

4. Birds of Lake Pond & Marsh: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America by John Eastman

5. The Ghost Orchid Ghost: And Other Tales from the Swamp by Doug Alderson

Closeup photo of a frog sitting calmly in a pond next to some algae and reeds.

6. The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald

7. The Geese of Beaver Bog by Bernd Heinrich

8. In the Salt Marsh by Nancy Willard

9. Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas F. Yezerski

10. The Bog by Michael Talbot

82 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

    • Thank you!

      Yeah, the mosquitoes there are terrible. The view can be really nice, though. I wonder what city mosquitos in France would think of a wetland? 🙂

  1. That’s a good word to choose. I don’t think that I have read any books with that in the title.

    Sometimes people build in unfortunate places. Where I live we are surrounded by flood plains. Building companies are desperate to build on them – some have succeeded. People then wonder why their homes flood…

    Have a great week!

  2. Nice list! Bogs, swamps, and marshes aren’t my favorite geographical land feature, but I do love to read about those kinds of settings. They make great backdrops for mysteries and other moody, broody types of reads. I’m terrified of the kinds of wildlife that live there (snakes, alligators, bugs, etc.), so I’ll visit only in fiction, thank you very much!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  3. Seems like we’ve put together several travel type topics for TTT but I don’t think I’ve ever thought of using a geographical term for any of my “armchair” posts or posts that visit somewhere so this was a fun topic. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia! Appreciate it.

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