Whether you are planning an exotic holiday by the beach, a few lazy weekends lounging in the garden or (if you are like me and live in Scotland) several evenings indoors curled up under a blanket trying to distract yourself from the fact it is still this cold in June – every creative needs a good Summer reading list.
Lucky for you, I have rounded up a small selection of titles to keep you entertained on any Summer afternoon, whether it’s sunny or not…
Known for his #MakeYouSmileStyle, Will Taylor is founder of , one of the happiest blogs on the internet, and author of a series of equally positivity-fuelled design books. His latest title, , takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of some of the brightest and most beautiful homes in the world, pausing along the way to give insight into what makes these spaces such a success. By the time you are just a few chapters in, you will already be conjuring up your own dream home, preparing for the cooler days when you can go about making it a reality.
The Wolves of Currumpaw
Having won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his debut Flying Eye Book in 2015, William Grill’s second release with the publisher has been highly anticipated by picture book lovers far and wide – and The Wolves of Currumpaw most certainly does not disappoint. The wildly adventurous, visually captivating and surprisingly poignant book tells the true story of Ernest Thompson Seton’s mission to hunt down an infamous wolf known as the king of Currumpaw. A second modern classic by a fresh new talent!
All creatives dream of meticulously filling a sketchbook with beautiful illustrations and intriguing annotation but in reality this often proves an impossible task. Kerby Rosane’s new release, Sketchy Stories, is an equally beautiful alternative which is much less hassle to obtain. The pre-filled sketchbook presents a collection of Kerby’s best work and includes hundreds of incredibly intricate sketches in his impressive monochrome style.
The New Ghost
My favourite part of a sunny day (when we do occasionally get them) is the early evening, and The New Ghost by Robert Hunter is the perfect read to accompany a relaxing sunset. Not only does the majestic blue and pink colour scheme fit perfectly with the shades of the evening sky, but the comics truly magical plot will transport you to a whole new world of intrigue. So much so that you will be too transfixed to notice as the air cools, only returning back to earth as the night sky goes dark.