The Sportswoman’s Reading List


Stuck in a rut or don’t know what to read?  Get ready for the next season with these great reads:



sportswoman book list



Call to the Mild by Lily Raff McCalou
A story of transformation from big city dweller to country gun-slinger.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
One woman’s powerful story about finding herself while solo hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
One family’s history is intertwined with fly fishing in Montana.

Beyond Fair Chase by Jim Pozewitz
A to the point read about the ethics of hunting from preparation to shooting to care after the shot.

The Total Outdoorsman Manual by T. Edward Nickens
A how-to manual for everything in the outdoors from tying a cleat hitch to flagging geese.

Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini
A chef becomes a hunter and catalogs her adventures.

5 comments to The Sportswoman’s Reading List

  • Ladysportsman  says:

    “Wild” is an awesome book and almost made me want to hike the trails she did. Almost. I also recommend anything by Bill Bryson – especially his hiking book “A Walk in the Woods” Similar experience to Cheryl’s.

    Also, if you are going to talk Georgia, then you must talk about her male-counterpart Steven Rinella. I enjoyed his book “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine.”

    • Heather  says:

      Great additions!

      And totally agree about “Wild”. It really made me want to go hiking – But as a Westerner, I also kept alternating between being impressed and shocked/horrified that she went on that journey with no prep!

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