Books We're Reading

With all the craziness of our daily lives, it seems like reading a book is typically pushed to the bottom of our to-do list. Now, with this time in isolation, our team has been reading and using books as our inspiration. Here are our picks!

Katrina’s Pick:

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell 

A Woman of No Importance is the ultimate girl power book uncovering a story of an American spy named Virginia Hall who fights through adversity during World War II becoming an essential role in helping the Allies win the war. An unrecognized woman at the time, Sonia Purnell brings to light this inspiring, heartfelt story of a woman of true importance.

A Women of No Importance book

A Women of No Importance book

A Women of No Importance book

Julia’s Picks:

Andrea Modica, Lentini, Published by Kris Graves Projects

Matt Shallenberger, The Leaping Place, Self Published

Cig Harvey, Gardening at Night, Published by Schilt Publishing

Ed Ruscha, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Published by the J. Paul Getty Museum 

Photobooks are where I go for inspiration and to gain perspective. I’ve been collecting rare and contemporary photobooks for 8 years now, but rarely get the time to sit with them for extended periods of time. The ones I’ve been most drawn to this week are about family, history, community, and expressions of love for the little joys in life.

Julia Photobook Collection

Julia Photobook Collection

Julia Photobook Collection

Jaclyn’s Pick:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Taking place in France under Nazi occupation, this novel follows the life of a blind French girl and German boy during World War II. The story captures the sights and sounds of wartime and yet still focuses on the innate goodness of humanity - particularly in his main characters. This book is suspenseful, joyous, and heartbreaking all at the same time. I couldn’t put it down and I’m still thinking about it.

 All The Light We Cannot See book

All the Light We Cannot See book

All the Light We Cannot See book

Book Clubs:

We love the idea of having online book clubs during this time as a means for women to come together, share thoughts, and be inspired. We’ve been following Reese Witherspoon’s book club for more ideas. 

Happy Reading!

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