There are lots of “best of” book lists out there, but none that focus on stories about personal + planetary wellness. Since that’s Wild Elements’ whole deal, we polled our friends and colleagues on their favorite new releases of 2022, including options for foodies, art lovers, and even horror junkies…
FITNESS: Move the Body, Heal the Mind by Dr. Jennifer HeiszThis gentle exploration of the mind / body connection uses data-backed evidence to prove “fitness” can be anything from a living room dance party to a long walk outdoors.
FICTION: When I Sing, Mountains Dance by Irene Solà; Translated from the Catalan by Mara Faye LethemBased on the myths and legends of the Pyrenees Mountains, this award-winning tale follows a troubled family as it finds solace in everyday acts of nature.
The Atlanta-based founder of The Slutty Vegan shows readers how to cook “comfort food” like Mac & Cheese and BBQ—and also makes us laugh, because honestly? Cooking is hard.
HORROR: The Hacienda by Isabel CañasEco-horror is a thrilling way to make sense of a changing world, and this book about a lost heiress on an eerie Mexican farming estate? Sometimes terrifying and always fun.
Green Girl Leah—explains why in this exciting book that’s part memoir, part manifesto, and wholly hopeful about a more regenerative future.