Suggested Reading

Books Worth Reading

Essays on Photography


Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960 – John Szarkowski*

Non-Fiction


Silence: in the Age of Noise – Erling Kagge
Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise – Thich Nhat Hanh
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness – Dr. Qing Li
A History of the World in 6 Glasses – Tom Standage
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
Daybook: The Journal of an Artist – Anne Truit
Ways of Seeing – John Berger
Blue Highways – William Least Heat-Moon
Travels With Charley – John Steinbeck
Here • ings: A Sonic Geohistory – Steve Peters / Margot Geist

Fiction


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver

Short-Fiction


The War Prayer – Mark Twain [Available online, very short]
Dead Men’s Path – Chinua Achebe [Available online, very short]

Photography Books


The Life of a Photograph – Sam Abell
Something Permanent – Walker Evans, Cynthia Rylant
Portraits of America – William Albert Allard
The Ongoing Moment – Geoff Dyer
The Earth as Art – Klaus D. Francke
Tao of Photography – Tom Ang
Once – Wim Wenders

Currently Reading


| John Cage, by Rob Haskins | Cairns: Messengers in Stone – David B. Williams | The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden – Stanley Kunitz with Genine Lentine  |


*Available online

I enjoy reading. It’s often a quiet time where you can relax with your thoughts. At times, I might not manage more than a few pages. I just sit in the quietness. The great thing about reading is that it is an exercise in sharing. You may think it’s something you do alone, but the author is sharing their story, their opinions, and their knowledge with you. I enjoy finding interesting things to think about and share with others. This page will contain a (growing) list of books that I think are worth reading. It is not a list of favorites, and the books are not listed in any particular order or rank.


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