Michael Ian Kaye is a New York-based creative director with a truly impressive resume, most recently as the founder of the design group at Mother New York, one of the best creative agencies in the biz. But it's his pedigree as an art and creative director for some of our favorite publishing houses (like Little, Brown & Company, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, and Penguin Books) that really wins us over. MIK has designed several iconic book covers, and his appreciation of a good dust jacket shows strong in this list, which he refers to as "My Summer Not Reading List, Things by My Bedside with the Best Intentions". Here's hoping you get to read a few of them yet, Mr. Kaye!
Photos courtesy of Michael Ian Kaye. Click on images for more info about the books/authors in this list.