Books for a Windy Day…


With this extreme windy weather we have been having in our corner of the world, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of books that revolve around wind in some way.

  • Winnie the Pooh books have some adventures that revolve around wind (e.g. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day)…
  • Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History – Erik Larson
  • One Dead in the Attic: After Katrina – Chris Rose
  • Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (dirt and wind combined)
  • Chasing the Monsoon – Alexander Frater
  • The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum (tornado)
  • The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin
  • Seasons on Harris: A Year in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides – David Yeardon
  • The Worst Hard Times – Tim Egan (Dust Bowl)
  • A Strong West Wind – Gail Caldwell (memoir)
  • Little House on the Prairie series have some windy incidents in them…
  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster – Jon Krakauer (high wind on mtn)
  • Sahara – Michael Palin (travel writing)  (desert gets windy)
  • Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans – Dan Baugh
  • The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham
  • Five Days in Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital – Sheri Fink (on TBR and looks great)
  • The Great Storm (Galveston hurricane) – Lisa Waller Rogers
  • Letters of a Woman Homesteader – Elinor Pruitt Stewart
  • The Worst Journey in the World (Antarctic) – Aplsey Cherry Garrrard
  • Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (haven’t read this one yet…)
  • Lasso the Wind: Away to the West – Tim Egan (on TBR)
  • The Boy who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwanba and Bryan Mealer
  • The Wind – Dorothy Scarborough
  • Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (not really about wind, but it has it in title)
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Expury (wind plays a role – flight)
  • The Cloudspotter’s Guide – Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Amazon suggests The Secret Garden classic as a “book about tornadoes” – this has one in it? (It’s been a while since I have read that one…)

Any others that you might recommend?…

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