Page Two’s summer reading list

Jul 8, 2020

Summer’s here—and at Page Two, that means it’s time to get our reading on. There’s no denying that a good book just make everything better, whether you’re hanging out at the beach, cooling off by a pool, or hunkered down in quarantine.

Here’s a little peek at the titles some of our team is dipping into:

Trena White, co-principal: I’ve been reading The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron for about year now. I’m also reading Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States and Healthy As F*ck by Toronto trainer Oonagh Duncan.

Amanda Lewis, editorial director: I’m reading Legacy of Trees by Nina Shoroplova. It’s about significant trees in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Beautiful images. I’m reading it because I’m currently working on a creative project about trees—hence all the sticky notes, not to mention my cosmic bookmark.

Peter Cocking, creative director: I’m enjoying A Lily of the Field by John Lawton, in both audiobook and print. Since Covid hit, I find I’m getting through about a book a week in each format. It’s been years since I’ve actually sat and read this much.

Chris Brandt, marketing strategist: My twin toddlers and I are busy reading the ABCs of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing. And I’m also enjoying Lost and Found by Page Two author Sam Thiara.

Caela Moffet, project manager: I’m reading Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles. I read Circe last year and loved it, and somehow missed that this one had come first. They are both re-tellings of classical myths, but from a previously unheard perspective: The Odyssey from the perspective of Circe, and the battle of Troy from the perspective of Achille’s friend.

Rony Ganon, project manager: I’m working through the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad with a few friends. It’s on my Kindle. I’m also reading Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh—and, of course, The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle over and over and over again with my toddler.

Deanna Roney, administration: I’m reading Escape Plans by Teri Vlassopoulos. I have read several books from Invisible Publishing, and love the uniqueness of the novels they publish. My first introduction to them was I am a Truck by Michelle Winters. Escape Plans is proving to be just as enthralling, I feel like I am getting a glimpse into the life of a neighbor when I read these titles.