What are BIMA’s Exhibiting Artists Reading in Quarantine?

In celebration of the Art Speaks online festival, we asked our currently exhibiting artists what they’ve been reading while at home for the past few months. Check out the long list of titles BIMA artists has been enjoying below!

Looking to get a copy of one of the books? We recommend ordering through our friends at Eagle Harbor Books or Bookshop.org to support local independent bookstores!

Carolyn Terry, All Sorts (No Licorice!)
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson
The Olive Grove at the Edge of the World by Jared Gulian
Flat Broke With Two Goats by Jennifer Mcgaha
Cover Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl
Infinite Stars edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
The Not So Big Life by Sarah Susanka

Denise Harris, Works from the Permanent Art Collection
This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Dinah Satterwhite, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
A Museum of Extraordinary Thing by Alice Hoffman
Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart by Kay Allenbaugh

Sophie Frieda, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where you Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Passiko True, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCleary

Michelle Johnson (Laughing Cloud Studio), Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Shatter the Earth (Cassandra Palmer series) by Karen Chance

Eileen Sorg, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
The Art of the Still Life by Todd Casey
Aesop’s Kiwi Fables by Ray Ching

Haden Starbuck, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
What to Remember When Walking by David Whyte
The Body by Bill Bryson
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Gail Grinell, Fiber 2020
The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg
The Curfew and Census by Jesse Ball
The Fixer and The Apprentice by Bernard Malamud
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Plume by Kathleen Flenniken
MTrain  by Patti Smith

Maura Donegan, Fiber 2020
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Ulysses by James Joyce

Zia Gipson, Fiber 2020
Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists by Kay Larson
The Art of Twentieth Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters by Audrey Yoshiko Seo and Stephen Aldiss
The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor

Michael Milano, Fiber 2020
This Life by Martin Hägglund

Kathy Dwyer, Fiber 2020
The Bookshop, Offshore, Gate of Angels, and At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald

Lou Cabeen, Fiber 2020
Landfill by Tim Dee
Nature Obscura by Kelly Brenner
The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
Wheesht by Kate Davies
The End of October by Lawrence Wright
Shelter by Laura Jensen

Margaret Chodos Irvine, Fiber 2020
Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns Florey
Faithful Place and Broken Harbour by Tana French

Jacki Moseley, Fiber 2020
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
The Last Girl by Nadia Murad
Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Kristin L. Tollefson, Fiber 2020
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
Land of Love and Ruins by Oddny Eir

Helga Winter, Fiber 2020
A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki