Must Read Books

Here are the books that have made a huge difference in my life as a writer and a reader.

Must Read YA (Realistic and Fantasy)

  • Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Harry Potter Series (do I need to even say who its by?)
  • Tithe, Valiant, Ironside and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • Geektastic Anthology
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • The Raven Boys cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart



Must Read Writing Books

  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

Books for Writing About Faeries

  • An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures by Katherine Briggs
  • The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People: A Compendium of
  • International Fairy Folklore by Thomas Keightley
  • Faeries by Alan Lee and Brian Froud
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