"The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design" by Julie Torres Moskovitz (Princeton Architectural Press) 6/4

"Jay Shafer's DIY Book of Backyard Sheds: Build Your Own Guest Cottage, Writing Studio, Home Office, Craft Workshop, or Personal Retreat" by Jay Shafer (Fox Chapel Publishing) 8/1

"Green Design: Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century" by Marcus Fairs (Carlton Books) 8/6

"Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2" by Philip Jodidio (Taschen) 8/1


"Houses of Maine" by Elliot + Elliot Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press)

"The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit" by Jeff Wilson (Chelsea Green) 6/7

"Compact Living: How to Design Small Interior Space" by Michael Guerra (Permanent Publications) 8/15

Are there any home design, architecture, or gardening books that you're planning to dig into this summer? 

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• 2012 summer reading list: Green home and garden edition

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.