Must-Read Summer Book Recommendations for Home Inspiration from Pagination Bookshop

Make sure your summer reading list includes books with plenty of homey inspo. Here are a few to get you started.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Jun 2020

Summer Books
Photos courtesy Nick Channer, Jungalow, National Geographic BooksBy Nick Channer, Justina Blakeney, and Kris Bordessa

Writers’ Houses: Where Great Books Begin

By Nick Channer
This book dives into the homes and daily routines of well-known British writers who found inspiration within their homes to create works that you just might have already read. Authors (and their homes) that are mentioned include Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and more.

The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes

By Justina Blakeney
Beautiful photography filled with bright and rich colors fill this book, which can inspire you as you decorate your home—especially if you like the idea of warm and inviting spaces with a bit of an eclectic, artistic vibe.

Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living

By Kris Bordessa
Readers who have dreams of embarking on gardening, crafting and cooking projects that have a sustainable slant will enjoy the tips for taking some steps toward low-key homesteading. The author is known for her blog about sustainable living, and the book is half pretty pictures that you’ll just want to gaze at, and half useful info that you’ll want to implement. 

Find These Books


These inspo-filled books were recommended by Jennifer Murvin, owner of Springfield’s Pagination Bookshop—where you can find these and other books to keep you reading all summer long.