Writers & Writing

I've "skinnied down" my listing of favorite books to recommend, with the intention of providing suggestions on books to prioritize first in each category, followed by books to consider when you're ready to go deeper. As I've written many times before, I love to read...

I love to read books, and if you're here you probably do as well. I find that most voracious readers enjoy getting recommendations from other readers. I'm asked quite often about my favorite books, and so I thought it would be helpful to list them all...

Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one's youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

Liberal, open-minded men: What have you read lately? 2018 gave us a record number of women getting elected to higher offices. It also gave us some incredible books that will help generations of women for years to come, as women and their male allies continue...

Stephen King, author of The Stand, 11/22/63, and The Dead Zone Ernest Hemingway, author of The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms JD Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye Anthony Doerr, author of All...

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns Maya Angelou, author of All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Ta-Nehisi Coates, author...

These eleven non-fiction writers and their books are worth checking out and adding to your library! Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson’s masterful The Warmth of Other Suns depicts the lives of a handful of African-Americans who were among the millions that migrated from the Jim Crow South to...

9 Tips and Advice for Other Writers Read! Read with breadth and depth - Stephen King calls reading "the creative center of a writer's life" Write every day, even if it’s just in your personal journal. Daily prose evolves into prolific prose. Allow your ideas...