Nature/Science Recommendations

By Rainy Retreat Books

By Rainy Retreat Books

Every Living Thing: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor

James Herriot

$17.99 $16.55

Charming, warm and hilarious. James Herriot's stories of life as a country vet are my go-to comfort reads. -Nina (former employee)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain

$18.00 $16.56

If you're an introvert (or think you might be) this book offers insight into the way we experience an often loud and busy world, as well as some much needed validation. If you're an extrovert, the introverts in your life would really, really, really love it if you read this book. -Sara (employee)

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Mary Roach

$16.95 $15.59

There's nothing worse than a dry, clinical book about sex. Luckily, Mary Roach is anything but. It's hilariously awkward and informative at the same time. Loved it! -Tori (co-owner)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

$18.00 $16.56

A brilliantly crafted account of the immense impact humanity can have on the ecosystems around us. Couldn't put it down. -Nina (former employee)

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery

$16.99 $15.63

Fascinating, entertaining and completely wonderful. Oh, how I longed to meet an octopus after reading this. A must-read for lovers of Mary Roach or Jennifer Ackerman. -Nina (former employee)