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


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

  1. Great twist on today’s topic. I’m surprised you found so many options to fit your theme!

  2. I live the twist you made by picking one particular type of geography. I agree with you, wetlands can be really beautiful .

  3. Ooo I love your spin on this week’s prompt. I wish I had read enough books with geographical terms to pick a specific one. City mosquitoes from France are pretty aggressive, so I can’t imagined wetland turn to farm mosquitoes.
    Here is my TTT:
    Have a great week 😀

  4. I like what you did here with the prompt. Your choices were very fun to read.

  5. Good for you in finding a specific focus for the prompt this week! Excellent.

  6. It didn’t occur to me to focus on just ONE geographical feature. Great idea and this one is fairly obscure. Who knew there were so many books about wetlands?
    Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  7. What an interesting theme! That must have been such a beautiful area to grow up in. I currently live not too far away from a big wetland nature reserve and it’s one of my favourite places to go birdwatching!

    Wow – so many books about wetlands!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.

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  8. Love what you did with the topic, it was fun to read. Sounds like a fun place to grow up, though I wouldn’t be able to handle the mosquitos, haha 🙂

  9. Wow! This was quite clever Lydia! Love what you did here.

  10. I love how you chose one term, and one that is meaningful to you, and found ten books that fit. Great list, Lydia.

  11. I love how you decided to do this! Great list.

  12. Bogs and swamps? Now why didn’t I think of looking at this as a theme? Love it, what a great way to approach today’s topic!

  13. Wow, this is a great list! I never realized how many books there were about wetlands.

  14. This is so atmospheric. Also The Geese of Beaver Bog is an excellent title.

  15. I love your take on the topic! Sounds like a great list of books.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

  16. Who knew there were so many books dealing with swamps? Very fun list. 😀

  17. Interesting choice of topics this week!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  18. Oh my! I don’t think I could have found enough titles to limit my list to just one geographical topic. Great job! My list for this week is here:

  19. I love that you focused on wetlands for this one. There is a certain vibe I get from books with these kinds of settings. Great job!

  20. I love that you focused on a specific word and what it includes. 😀

  21. I really struggled with this week’s theme, so it’s super impressive to me that you managed to go so specific and list so many! Great job.

  22. Wish I’d done a themed list now. Particularly wetlands. I’ve got the right name for boggy stuff and all..

  23. What a great twist on the topic! I never realized there were so many books with wetland terms in their titles.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  24. I love that you had enough to just focus on one feature, great list!

  25. Very unique choice for this week’s theme!

  26. Nice list and I love how you did it with one word. I always think of mosquitoes when I hear wetlands too.

  27. Ooh, nice approach to the topic — I love your swamp/wetlands theme!

  28. What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Swampwalker’s Journal has been the easiest addition to my TBR pile this week. Exactly the kind of book I’ve been looking for!

  30. 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!

  31. So, you also concentrated on one topic. I haven’t read many books on swamps, the only one I can think of right now is probably “Where the Crawdads Sing”.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  32. Jo

    What a unique twist on the topic, not one I’ve seen anywhere else!

  33. 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)!


  34. That’s a neat way to tie your personal history in with this week’s prompt! Great list.

  35. I love the choice of one geographical theme.

    I grew up around a wetland too!

  36. I love that you chose a particular geographical theme! That’s next level. And I love the theme you chose – no beaches or cityscapes for you! What a great post!

  37. I love that you included some non fiction titles in your list.

  38. 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.

  39. This is a great take on the prompt! And I hear you about leaving the land as is, the mosquitoes can be quite awful

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