Here’s a list of some of my favourite books. I’ve made some great discoveries on my way through them, and I hope you do as well!


Constance Hale. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose.

Constance Hale. Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing.

Stephen King. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

Anne Lamott. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.

Anne Stilman. Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation.

Lynne Truss. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.


Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Lloyd Alexander. The Black Cauldron.

Ilona Andrews. Magic Bites.

Isaac Asimov. The Robots of Dawn.

Kelley Armstrong. Bitten.

Carol Berg. Transformation.

Patricia Briggs. Moon Called.

Lois McMaster Bujold. Shards of Honor.

Susan Cooper. The Dark is Rising.

Julie E. Czerneda. A Thousand Words for Stranger.

Jennifer Fallon. The Lion of Sennet.

Tanya Huff. Valor’s Choice.

Stephen King. The Dead Zone.

Madeleine L’Engle. A Wrinkle in Time.

Ursula K. Le Guin. A Wizard of Earthsea.

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Local Custom.

C.S. Lewis. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Astrid Lindgren. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter.

Juliet Marillier. Daughter of the Forest.

George R.R. Martin. A Game of Thrones.

Elizabeth Moon. Once a Hero.

Jennifer Roberson. Lady of the Forest.

Kim Stanley Robinson. Red Mars.

J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn.

Sharon Shinn. Archangel.

J.R.R. Tolkien. Lord of the Rings.

Karen Traviss. City of Pearl.

David Weber. On Basilisk Station.

Connie Willis. To Say Nothing of the Dog.

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