Favorite genre


I enjoy reading novels/biographies about the lives and habits of artists. Anything relating to making art and art history really attracts me like a magnet. So why not make a list of those I’ve read…which I have read many more but can’t seem to recall them right now. And a list of those I would like to read. Let’s go….and I hope you will comment on your favorites so I can add your selections to my list.

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason Currey

Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland (She wrote many books on the subject)

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier

The Passion of Artemesia, Susan Vreeland

Clara and Mr Tiffany, Tracy Chevalier

Luncheon of the Boating Party, Susan Vreeland

The Forest Lover, Susan Freeland

As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel, Rudy Rucker

Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet, Stephanie Cowell

An Illustrated Life, Danny Gregory

The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova

Strapless, Deborah Davis

The Painter from Shanghai, Jennifer Cody Epstein

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Norton de Trevino

The Agony and the Ecstacy, Irving Stone

Girl Reading, Katie Ward

The Moon and Sixpence, W. Somerset Maugham

How to be both, Ali Smith

The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

The Shadow Catcher, Marianne Wiggins

Impressionist: A Novel of Mary Cassatt, by Joan King

Hope you can add your thoughts and favorite books in this genre.

2 responses »

  1. I see my words are misleading….I’ve read about half, the others are on my To-Read list. But truly I have forgotten many that I have read and should be listed.

  2. Wow, you’ve read so many! I’ve only read a few of those worthy books. Now, if you were talking mysteries, there I excel. But I drink them like water, and they leave no mark.

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