I have more than that loaded on my kindle waiting for me
And yet… there are a few books that I am always willing to re-read, some of them at least once a year. Some are special, some are candy, some just move and inspire me as a writer over and over.
So, in no particular order:
A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN – which I read the summer before my freshman year of high school. I was having a terrible summer at a sleep away camp, and Francie and her life in New York took me away. It was the first book I was ever assigned that I truly loved.
THE BLACK JEWELS TRILOGY – the original first three books in this collection by Anne Bishop. I think I’d read it twice before I noticed that our main character, Janelle, is never one of the points of view in the book. We only ever see her from others perspective; we’re never in her head. Bishop’s books either inspire me or make me want to delete my hard drive and give up being a writer. She’s amazing.
ON WRITING – Stephen King’s famous writing book. It’s really as good as everyone says. I listen to audio or read the book once a year. It reminds me why I write; it reminds me how I love to write; and it shows me how human all writers are. I admire King as a writer and as a man. I admire his wife, too. Read the book you’ll understand why.
So… what are the books or authors you come back to over and over again?