British Illustrator Frida Wannerberger and Her Summer Reading List | Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker
Everyone knows all the cool girls are really bookworms—what they don’t know is what all the cool bookworms are reading. You will now though; just follow along with this series as Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker helps us celebrate the literary life well lived.
This is Swedish-born British illustrator and graphic designer Frida Wannerberger, en rose. When she’s not drawing up deliciously quirky scenes of otherworldly people lounging about in Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, teaching or working on cool stuff for clients like Harper’s Bazaar and A Magazine Curated By, you can find her at her summer house in Sweden delving into stacks of literary masterpieces—a few of which she was kind enough to share with us for this chapter of our Summer Reading Lists.
Poems and Short Stories by Dorothy Parker
I have The Penguin Dorothy Parker published in 1977, because the cover is the best—but any collection of Parker’s poems and short stories allows you to dip in and out from a thoughtful and extravagant world…
Longitude by Dava Sobel
My mom, my science source, gave me Longitude for my birthday. A mind-blowing story of the solution to the longitude problem—which was sort of as revolutionary as the internet in the 1700s. A precious and entertaining book!
Au Bonheur des Dams (The Ladies’ Paradise) by Émile Zola
After having read Nana, I’m looking forward to Au Bonheur des Dams, which tells the story of the rise of the grands magasins in Paris, women, business, vanity and money!
Gösta Berling’s Saga by Selma Lagerlöf
Selma Lagerlöf, winner of the 1909 Nobel prize in literature and all time Swedish folklore icon. I’ve been seduced by her eccentric and wistful characters before; this summer however, it’s time for her debut novel which is said to be her best work!