Good Book Catalogue is a catalogue of books deemed to be good.



Reading elevates our spirits and eleviates our loneliness, with each book providing a new perspective on our diverse, perverse and fascinating world. Good Book Catalogue is above all an ode to the love of reading. Paying forward the joy – bought to us by friends, strangers and serendipity alike – of a good book recommendation.




 


We’re cataloging good books. There are a handful of design books, a few fantasy and sci-fi tales, some classic fiction reads and a whole lot of non-fiction - ranging in subject from history, sociology and science, to philosophy, art and design.

Good Book Catalogue is curated by the design practice Doing Me Doing You. Well-written words and storytelling are central tenets to the practice’s creative output.

In 2017, Creative Director Emma Hursey set a book target for the course of the year, sparking a yearly habit of reading her fair share of books. Since 2020 Good Book Catalogue has been a digital realm to share the publications she gleans some joy from. 






TOP TEN –
1. The Years by Annie Ernaux
2. All About Love by bell hooks
3. Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
4. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
5. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
6. To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine
7. The Story of Art Without Men by Katy Hessel
8. The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
9. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
10. The Odyssey by Homer



If you too love to share your favourite reads, send a recommendation to hello@doingmedoingyou.studio


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Get in touch to discuss collaborations, partnerships, book recommendations, design projects or the like. Please reach out to Doing Me Doing You;  a purposefully small creative practice working between Australia’s Rainbow Beach and London, UK.






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Thank-you for stopping by. New books are added as they’re finished, stay in touch for updates.



We work and live in Rainbow Beach, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people. We pay our respects to their ancestors and elders—past, present and future—and value the role of storytelling in their culture, which is amongst the oldest living cultures in the world.

Thank-you for stopping by. New books are added as they’re finished, stay in touch for updates.



We work and live in Rainbow Beach, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people. We pay our respects to their ancestors and elders—past, present and future—and value the role of storytelling in their culture, which is amongst the oldest living cultures in the world.