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As model Tyler Blue Golden discovers, there's no better way to spend a lazy Saturday than getting lost in some good literature—whether it's a summer must-read or a rare find at your local bookstore. Here's a few of our recommendations

As model Tyler Blue Golden discovers, there's no better way to spend a lazy Saturday than getting lost in some good literature—whether it's a summer must-read or a rare find at your local bookstore. Here's a few of our recommendations

Photography: Annie Powers

Styling: Mac Huelster

Text: Grace Walker

Sweater: Burberry, Trousers: Billy Reid, Shoes: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Suit: Paul Smith, Shirt: Devon Halfnight Leflufy, Turtleneck: Dries Van Noten, Shoes: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture

In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar

New York native, Mia Alvar, tells the story of Filipinos in their home country and abroad, from a special education teacher living in Bahrain, to a pharmacist who returns to Manila to find his family isn't at all what he had though. In the Country, which is made up of nine short stories, serves as an eye-opening narrative, surfacing truths of loss, love and hope.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

In this satirical masterpiece, Beatty follows a young African American urban farmer in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Dickens, who starts a campaign to reinstate slavery and segregation after his father is killed by police. Beatty deals with intellectual issues though an explosively funny voice, making this one of the the summer’s most outrageous, but essential must-reads.

Top Coat: Dries Van Noten, Shirt: Dries Van Noten, Trousers: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Shoes: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Belt: Stylist's own
Vest: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Trousers: Devon Leftnight Leflufy, Tie: Paul Smith

It's What I do: A Photographers Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan: photojournalist Addario has been to some of the most war-torn, dangerous places in the world. In her memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship reflects on her remarkable career chronicling some of the world's worst atrocities.

On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It by Kyle Dickman

In the summer of 2013, the town of Prescott, Arizona, suffered one of the most devastating wildfires the country has ever witnessed, tragically killing nineteen “hotshot” firefighters. Reflecting on his own personal experience, Kyle Dickman walks us through raw scenes of panic, destruction and heartbreaking stemmed from the South’s natural disaster.

Sweater: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Trousers: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Vest: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Trousers: Devon Halfnight Leflufy, Tie: Paul Smith

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner is a coming-of-age story set in occupied France during the second world war. Through alternating chapters, we follow Werner, an 8-year old German orphan with a gift for engineering and Marie-Laure, a six-year-old blind French girl, who lives with her doting father. Over 500 glorious pages, Doerr meticulously charts the course of their lives as their paths inevitably cross, and the result, is an incredibly moving page-turner.

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

In this remarkable novel, crammed with a array of narrative voices, leaping across continents, reeking of sweat and gunpowder, Marlon James tells a detailed account of Bob Marley’s shooting in 1976. Covering every possible angle, we learn of the build-up, aftermath and untold knowledge of the event, in a beautifully written, yet sharply factual piece.

Jacket: Dior Homme, Vest: Billy Reid, Trousers: Billy Reid, Shirt: Dior Homme, Tie: Saint Laurent, Shoes: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Sweater: Burberry

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Tipped to be the next Gone Girl (with a movie underway), and long-listed for the Desmond Elliott prize, Knight's debut Disclaimer is the latest smash in the Suburban Noir thriller genre. The plot spirals from an old book being unearthed during a house move, that reads identically to the life of the protagonist, and quickly plunders into the dark realm of unanswered questions, deep secrets, untrustworthy characters and a jolted storyline.

Two Years, Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

With his unique creative approach, Salman Rushdie returns with a near-future tale about peculiar happenings in New York. Two Years, Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights is swirling tale of genies and geniuses, that translates the bloody upheavals of our last few decades into mystical comic-book antics. A truly gripping medley of feud, fantasy, fear and fairytale.

Credits: Model Tyler Blue Golden (Request Models)  Photo Assistant  Romek Rasenas  Grooming Ren Nobuko

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