Reading List

Books are a uniquely portable magic  ~ Stephen King

Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.  ~ William Faulkner

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame  ~ Oscar Wilde

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them  ~ Lemony Snicket

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.  ~ Stephen King

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  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Duma Key by Stephen King
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    • The Sorcerer's Stone
    • The Chamber of Secrets
    • The Prisoner of Azkaban
    • The Goblet of Fire
    • The Order of the Pheonix
    • The Half Blood Prince
    • The Deathly Hallows
  • The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen
    • Here There Be Dragons
    • The Search for the Red Dragon
    • The Indigo King
    • The Shadow Dragons
    • The Dragon's Apprentice
    • The Dragons of Winter
    • The First Dragon
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
    • The Golden Compass
    • The Subtle Knife
    • The Amber Spyglass
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (and other tales) by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Cat Out of Hell by Lynn Truss
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Moonwise by Greer Ilene Gilman
  • The Wheel of Time saga by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson)
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

  • The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  • Night Shift by Stephen King
  • Let Me Tell You... a compilation of essays and stories by Shirley Jackson

  • Shakespeare and Company Paris: A History of the Rag and Bone Bookstore of the Heart ed. by Krista Halverson
  • Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Cattail Moonshine and Milkweed Medicine by Tammi Hartung
  • Heirloom Country Gardens by Sarah Wolfgang Hefner

  • Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Thunder and Lightening by Natalie Goldberg
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

PS: Don't forget to take a peak at my Reading List located on the right hand side of the blog. That's loaded with more great reads :) 

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