Reading List

Despite this being common knowledge, the experienced often like to drop this in along with other pieces of advice to those new to writing. That is “in order to write well, one must first read.” I suppose that’s because it is often overlooked. I have to admit that even though it’s probably the easiest task, it is the  most helpful. You can learn an awful lot from a book regardless of whether it’s a classic or not. Below will be an ever growing list of books that I have read over the years, some bestsellers, other still worthy of a read:

  • Kathryn Stockett’s The Help 
  • John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath
  • Richard Wright Native Son
  • Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
  • Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code
  • Steig Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Jasper Gibson A Bright Moon for Fools 
  • Henrik Ibsen A Doll’s House