Books emily graslie Loves

Emily grew up as an adventurous, outgoing kid with a creative side. As a girl she loved the imaginative, inventive work of Graeme Base. She was also fascinated by the "full spectrum of human emotion" and all phases of the lifecycle.

As a girl, Emily was a big fan of Graeme Base's books. She says: "Oh my god. These books will blow your mind. I went down so many long rabbit holes with these books, which taught me so much about art, biodiversity, complexity of imagery, so many things. They're phenomenal."

Animalia by Graeme Base

Animalia by Graeme Base

The Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base

The Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

As an adult, she's enjoyed these non-fiction titles. The Lady and the Panda is great further reading for the Brain Scoop's video "The Flapper and the Panda."

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty "It's phenomenal, but it's also a book about her time working in a crematorium. 14-year-old-me would have been alll over it, but 14-year-old-me also loved Chuck Palahniuk."

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

"It's phenomenal, but it's also a book about her time working in a crematorium. 14-year-old-me would have been alll over it, but 14-year-old-me also loved Chuck Palahniuk."

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom "Hilarious, insightful, informative."

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom

"Hilarious, insightful, informative."

The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Croke "A great recounting of Ruth Harkness and her adventures searching for giant pandas in China.."

The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Croke

"A great recounting of Ruth Harkness and her adventures searching for giant pandas in China.."

Check out our interview with Emily and find out more about her work!