The summer is a great time to take some time and relax with a good book. It may be one which provides some education or something which is just a fun read. I tend to lean more so towards non-fiction as of late for my reading and have found these books of interest lately and ones you may enjoy.
- For some interesting history on Denver, check out the various books by Phil Goodstein. I own the Denver Streets and Denver Civic Center books, which may be in limited print but are still available locally.
- While it is just over ten years old the book Getting to know Denver: Five Walking Tours can also be an informative guide of the downtown Denver area.
- Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: When a photographer who has covered almost every mile within Rocky Mountain National Park publishes a hiking trail book you know it will be great. This is exactly what you get from this book and it is a must if you hike in RMNP at all.
- Best Business Practices for Photographers: Currently in its third edition this book by John Harrington sits on my bookshelf as a great reference tool for anyone who is selling their work, or is interested in getting in the market.
- 100 Side Hustles: Just published, Chris Guillebeau looks at 100 different people and their success in building a sidehustle while maintaining their current job. Reading the stories helps the reader think of ways they can incorporate these bits into their own side hustle.
- You are a Writer (So start acting like one): This is a good quick read to reinforce the notion which you can be a writer and express your thoughts in various manners. This was Jeff Goins book and which started his writing career.
Travel and Photography Inspiration
- Atlas Obscura: This guide is readily available in my living room and when wondering what there is in the world I pick it up and flip through for a while. Featuring some of the more interesting places in the world it is always fun to pick up and start to get me thinking about places to visit next. There is also an Atlas Obscura website you can browse as well.
- How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: This best selling book was one the first ways I came across Nomadic Matt and is a great read on how to save money when traveling anywhere. His newest book is due out in July and is part memoir and also looks at why we travel.
- Obama: An Intimate Portrait: You may not live in the United States or are registered in one of many political parties, however hands down you can not argue about the tremendous job Pete Souza did capturing the presidency of Barack Obama. This coffee table book contains many of the images we have seen published before and those which are new. It is a great reminder of how to photograph and catch the moment.
- The Thirty Days Project: I may be biased on this book which I released a few years ago summarizing the first five years of The Thirty Days Project which I have done in the past.
- Treasured Lands: Photographer QT Luong visited all 59 National Parks (now 61) over the course of 20 years to put together this 450+ page coffee table book. There is some amazing photography in this book which will inspire you to photograph, travel and most importantly explore. The new expanded 2nd edition of this book is due out later this summer.
- Ultimate Journeys for Two: Published just over year ago by National Geographic, Mike and Anne Howard continue to travel and explore their world on an ongoing honeymoon. This book may motivate you to take that trip or find an off the path location to visit. During Travelcon earlier this year I had the privilege of meeting these two adventurers.
- 1000 Places to See Before You Die: This is one of the original bucket list books and continues to be one to have on your bookshelf. Like Atlas Obscura above it will give you that push to go and visit somewhere new on your next adventure.
- Danny’s Decades: The story of Danny from the age of ten as he follows his pursuit to become a journalist and communicator. This is also the first book written by my father.
- Chicago Sweetest ’16: A Baseball Fantasy: This is the second book by my dad. Imagine a baseball season where the Cubs and White Sox both make it to the World Series which hasn’t happened since 1906.
Thank you for taking the time to taking a look at the Neil Corman Photography 2019 Summer Reading Guide. When available I have used links to Amazon for ease, but most of these items can be found at local booksellers in your city.