Good Reading

FICTION

State of WonderAnn Patchett
Five SkiesRon Carlson
The Given DayDennis Lehane
All the Earth Thrown to the Sky Joe Lansdale
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (series)- Michael Scott
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout

NON-FICTION

War Sebastian Junger
Strength in What RemainsTracy Kidder
At HomeBill Bryson
Appetite for AmericaStephen Fried

GREAT RE-READS

The Things They Carried- Tim O’Brien
A Prayer for Owen Meany- John Irving
Cannery Row and East of Eden- John Steinbeck
Franny and Zooey- Salinger
Velveteen Rabbit- Margery Williams


BOOKS ON WRITING and ART

Art and Fear – Bayles and Orland
The Best Writing on Writing – Edited by Jack Heffron
Henry Miller on Writing – Published by New Directions
Elements of Style – Strunk & White
On Writer’s Block – Victoria Nelson
Letters to a Young Poet– Rilke
Zen and the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury
Steering the Craft – Ursula K. Le Guin
Writing About your Life- William Zinsser

 

“If there is a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

–Toni Morrison