Everyone always wants to know what everyone else is reading, in our experience — if only to get some good ideas for ourselves. This month, in lieu of our periodical staff reading list, we decided to take a more visual (and slightly more voyeuristic) route, and asked Flavorpill staffers to snap a photo of their to-read piles — or whatever pile of books happened to be haunting them. Apparently as a group, we enjoy books with Big Important Questions for titles (we found more than one instance of both Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? and the galley of Wilhelm Reich’s Where’s the Truth?), but other than that, we span the spectrum of messy and neat, paperback-crazed and hardcover-happy, with everything from design magazines to biographies to the hot, slim new fiction release sleeping next to our heads. Click through to snoop through the piles of books in a few of your devoted Flavorpill staffers’ bedrooms, and then let us know what you own bedside table looks like in the comments.
Claire Cottrell, Design Editor
From the bottom:
apartamento is one of the best interiors publications on the planet. For all you bookstore lovers, there’s a great article in issue #09 about Donlon Books in London. Check it out. I’m halfway through A Moveable Feast, and — already — without a doubt, I can say that it’s one of the best books about creativity and Paris ever written. I haven’t read Retreat from Love yet. That’s next. From the inside cover of French Cinema, something Francois Truffaut said in 1957: “The film of tomorrow seems to me even more personal than a novel, individual and autobiographical, like a confession or a private diary.” Weirdly, it ties together everything on my bedside reading table.