45 Upper Peninsula books to add to your reading list

Whether you’re reading up on the history of the Upper Peninsula or looking for some new places to explore this year, it’s always a good idea to have a few Upper Peninsula books lying around. We’ve been pouring over our copy of the Upper Peninsula Almanac by Ron Jolly and Karl Bohnak. It is a must-have book for anyone with a love for the Upper Peninsula. We keeping a copy in our office where we pick it up for a few pages of time to learn some new Upper Peninsula trivia and history.


  1. Y is for Yooper by Scott Reddinger
    Y is for Yooper by Scott Reddinger
  2. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
    Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
  3. U.P. A Novel by R.A. Riekki
    U.P. A Novel by R.A. Riekki
  4. And So It Is, and So It Was by James R. Mesich
    And So It Is, and So It Was by James R. Mesich
  5. Tales of the Old U.P. by Cully Gage
    Tales of the Old U.P. by Cully Gage
  6. Shadow of the Wolf Tree: A Woods Cop Mystery by Joseph Heywood
    Shadow of the Wolf Tree: A Woods Cop Mystery by Joseph Heywood
  7. A Transplanted Yooper: Mostly True Stories Of Michigan's U.P by Tina Lonski
    A Transplanted Yooper: Mostly True Stories Of Michigan's U.P by Tina Lonski
  8. The Wind Knot (A Fly Fishing Mystery) by John Galligan
    The Wind Knot (A Fly Fishing Mystery) by John Galligan
  9. Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac by Ronald Jolly & Karl Bohnak
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac by Ronald Jolly & Karl Bohnak
  10. Death's Door by Steve Lehto by Steve Lehto
    Death's Door by Steve Lehto by Steve Lehto
  11. The Sweater Letter by Dave Distel
    The Sweater Letter by Dave Distel
  12. Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the U.P. by William S. Crowe
    Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the U.P. by William S. Crowe
  13. The Superior Peninsula: Seasons in the U.P. by Lon L. Emerick
    The Superior Peninsula: Seasons in the U.P. by Lon L. Emerick
  14. Growing Up Yooper by Carol Brisson Zechlin
    Growing Up Yooper by Carol Brisson Zechlin
  15. Folk Traditions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Richard M. Dorson
    Folk Traditions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Richard M. Dorson
  16. So Cold A Sky, Upper Michigan Weather Stories by Karl Bohnak
    So Cold A Sky, Upper Michigan Weather Stories by Karl Bohnak
  17. A Ghostly Road Tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Jan Langley
    A Ghostly Road Tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Jan Langley
  18. A Most Superior Land by David M. Frimodig
    A Most Superior Land by David M. Frimodig
  19. Geological report on the Upper Peninsula by Carl Ludwig Rominger
    Geological report on the Upper Peninsula by Carl Ludwig Rominger
  20. An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites by Anonymous
    An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites by Anonymous
  21. Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History by Russell M. Magnaghi
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History by Russell M. Magnaghi
  22. Iron-Bearing Rocks Volume 1 by Thomas Benton Brooks
    Iron-Bearing Rocks Volume 1 by Thomas Benton Brooks
  23. Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Lisa A. Shiel
    Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Lisa A. Shiel
  24. Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sonny Longtine
    Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sonny Longtine
  25. Michigan Gold: Mining in the Upper Peninsula by Daniel R. Fountain
    Michigan Gold: Mining in the Upper Peninsula by Daniel R. Fountain
  26. Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Kathryn A. Remlinger
    Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Kathryn A. Remlinger
  27. Superior Heartland: A Backwoods History by C. Fred Rydholm
    Superior Heartland: A Backwoods History by C. Fred Rydholm
  28. Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Spirit of Place by Steve Brimm
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Spirit of Place by Steve Brimm
  29. Yooper Bars by  Kevin R. Kluck & Randall J. Kluck
    Yooper Bars by Kevin R. Kluck & Randall J. Kluck
  30. Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Josh Bishop
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Josh Bishop
  31. Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Eric Hansen
    Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Eric Hansen
  32. Upper Peninsula Fishing Guide by Sportsman's Connection
    Upper Peninsula Fishing Guide by Sportsman's Connection
  33. Going Back to Central by  Lon L. Emerick
    Going Back to Central by Lon L. Emerick
  34. Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Great Destinations by Amy Westervelt
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Great Destinations by Amy Westervelt
  35. 50 Hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Thomas Funke
    50 Hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Thomas Funke
  36. Trout Ponds and Lakes in the Upper Peninsula by Christopher Deubler
    Trout Ponds and Lakes in the Upper Peninsula by Christopher Deubler
  37. Hunts' Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Mary Hoffmann Hunt
    Hunts' Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Mary Hoffmann Hunt
  38. Northern Flights: Tracking the Birds in the U.P. by Eldon Greij
    Northern Flights: Tracking the Birds in the U.P. by Eldon Greij
  39. 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die by Kath Usitalo
    100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die by Kath Usitalo
  40. Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender by Mark Newman
    Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender by Mark Newman
  41. A Superior Death  by Nevada Barr
    A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
  42. Winter Study by Nevada Barr
    Winter Study by Nevada Barr
  43. Brown Dog by Jim Harrison
    Brown Dog by Jim Harrison
  44. The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
    The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
  45. Along the Bowstring, or South Shore of Lake Superior by Julian Ralph
    Along the Bowstring, or South Shore of Lake Superior by Julian Ralph
  46. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
    The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

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