We could try to be impartial whilst writing this but it’s probably better to come clean from the off: we love photography books. We probably love photography books more than photography exhibitions. We love owning them and flicking through them at my leisure. We love the fact they can have a secretive element; risqué publications tucked away alongside innocent dust jackets, ready and willing to catch out an unsuspecting browser. Monographs, anthologies, biographies, catalogues, artist editions… We unashamedly love them all. But, if we had to pick five, these are the ones we think you should read. Here’s why.