Kristopher Jansma's 5 Most Engaging Reads of the Summer

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As the summer winds down and we're recounting the books we've devoured, Kristopher Jansma, author of much-talked-about The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (Viking), gave us his own list of the page-turners that have kept him busy this season. "After publishing a debut novel and having a baby one month apart this Spring, I've spent the summer reading books on topics that touch on the themes for my next book: glamorous artistic couples, theoretical physics, and losing people we love all too soon," Jansma tells me. "And then a parenting book, because I may need to sleep again, eventually."

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