I’ve been on a reading kick lately (when I’m not frantically trying to get all the spring chores done). I haven’t so much been in the mood to write, just read – anything and everything I can get my hands on. Between the fiction and non-fiction book reviews to bringing home stacks of books from our local library, I’ve been reading like crazy lately. I re-discovered the Alaska books section at the library and have been making my way through it and thought I’d share my finds with you. Check out My Bookshelf for more reading material too!
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Fiction Alaska Books
Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series is such a fun read. I’ve read several of the series and enjoyed them all! (See my other review HERE.)
Sue’s mystery books are always a fun read.
Have to include Jack London in any list of Alaska books!
Louis L’Amour is by far my favorite author. I love everything he wrote!
This is the first book of a homesteading in Alaska trilogy. Great books by a local author!
Non-Fiction Alaska Books
This is a great tale of a young man following his dream to Alaska long before it was a state.
I actually read Winds of Skilak a while ago. This is a great story of a husband and wife coming to Alaska in search of fulfilling their homesteading dream. Read my full review HERE.
The Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook was added to my homesteading bookcase as soon as I was able to get my hands on it. Not only is this little book chock full of homesteading tips, ideas, and stories, my neighbor is one of the featured homesteaders! She and her husband originally homesteaded our neighborhood before subdividing it years ago.
This is the ultimate book for anyone who has ever dreamed about living off the land, building their own home, living in the Alaska wilderness, or just loves being drawn into a whole new world. Proenneke’s journals are wonderful reads! (The DVD’s area great too!)
Great story of a very tough man who knew how to survive!
If you’re thinking about bringing your family to visit the Last Frontier, AK on the Go is a must for you!
Not suggested reading material while on a camping trip or even before you go hiking. Save this one for a winter read, so the stories won’t be quite so vivid during your summer hikes… (Be safe out there!)
A fun collection of the myths and spooky stories of Alaska.
I love reading Dolly’s descriptions of her homestead. Beautiful!
A great story of traveling the Alaska wilderness! Her follow up “Arctic Son” is good too.
Children’s Alaska Books
I have always loved Alaska’s Three Bears. It’s a must for every Alaskan child or child who dreams of Alaska or the wilderness. Written by an Alaskan author, the story is fun and the illustrations are beautiful!
Another fun one for the kiddos.
Another one of my favorites as a child.
LOVE Barbara Lavallee’s illustrations!
I love this one! Libby Riddles was an amazing woman!
My cousin’s little girl LOVES this one!
By the same author who wrote “My Side of the Mountain,” you know it’s a good book!
On My “Books To Read” List
I found First Wilderness, by the author who wrote One Man’s Wilderness, at a local bookstore not too long ago. I can’t wait to dive into it!
Do you have a favorite book about Alaska? Share in the comments below. I’m always looking for more to add to my “To Read” list!