Books That Take Place in a Forest

If you’re taking our 2017 Reading Challenge, you’ll know that one of the challenges is to read a book that takes place in a forest. For those in need of suggestion, here is a list of options. Even if you aren’t taking the challenge, books that take place in the forests tend to have haunting, enchanted qualities. There’s sure to be one you’d enjoy. Let us know if you have any suggestions in the comments or join the conversation taking place in our Goodreads Reading Challenge Group!

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Peggy’s father tells her rest of the world has been destroyed and whisks her away to a cabin deep in the forest where they must survive on their own. This goes on until Peggy finds a pair of boots. She begins a search for their owner and the truth. Get a copy.

The Woods Are Dark by Richard Layman

Fans of horror will be intrigued by this tale of six killing trees deep in the woods where travelers are taken, shackled, to wait… Get a copy.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau’s classic examination of simpler living in woods continues as a classic today. Get a copy.

Deep in the Darkness by Michael Laimo

When a man moves his family to a new home in a new town, he is unaware of the town secret that lurks in the woods behind his house. Get a copy.

The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

This awarding-winning science fiction book takes place on a tree covered planet with small, green-furred inhabitants. Get a copy.

Ghost Walk by Brian Keene

A haunted house designer creates his ultimate haunted experience with a walk through the woods. What he doesn’t know, is how haunted the woods might have been to begin with. Get a copy.

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Two sisters alone in a forest cabin over 30 miles from the nearest town struggle to survive as society crumbles in this dystopian tale. Get a copy.

MONSTER by Frank Peretti

A survival weekend takes a turn when someone or something in the dense woods comes after the campers. Get a copy.

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