June 15, 2012

Summer Reading List

I'm off to the woods again this weekend to do a photoshoot with a few friends. Back on Monday, likely smelling like campfire. 

The last few weeks I've been queuing up a summer reading stack for forthcoming July travels -- Munich for the film festival, the Austrian Alps for a wedding, Berlin to see family and Paris is looking like it may squeeze itself in there as well. I am hoping for lots of reading time... 

Here's what I've got so far: 
Father Away: Essays, Jonathan Franzen
Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward
Blue Nights, Joan Didion
Common as Air, Lewis Hyde
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
The Lifespan of a Fact, John D'Agata
Blankets, Craig Thompson
Imagined Communities, Benedict Arnold
Swamplandia, Karen Russell
When I Was a Child, I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson
A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers (forthcoming) 

What else should I consider? 


  1. Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
    Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson

  2. I am so excited that you´ll be showing Girl Walk // All Day in my lovely hometown munich! I´ve been following your blog and the movie project and I am really happy to find out that it will be shown in my neighbourhood.
    I already marked the day. See you there and lots of ongoing luck with this amazing project!

  3. can I recommend that you read blankets first?!! it is a beautiful book and the most human story I've ever read. it took me while to give it a chance being that it's a graphic novel but it's in my top 3 best books ever. I love that last quote he ends the novel with... it's just so inspiring.....

    & these are some of my favorite books.
    a tree grows in brooklyn (betty smith)
    the glass castle (jeanette walls)
    extremely loud & incredibly close (jonathan safran foer)

  4. i just finished late nights on air (http://www.amazon.ca/Late-Nights-Air-Elizabeth-Hay/dp/0771038119). seriously so good! best one i've read in awhile.

  5. Sorry no book recommendations from me but what a nice surprise that you will be showing Girl Walk // All Day here at the Munich Filmfest. Lovely! I hope you have a great time here, I am looking forward to the screening.