Favorite Books and Recommended Reads

I do a lot of reading and the list keeps getting longer and longer, but there are some books that have really stayed with me over the years, and you can find them here.

I continue to update this list from time to time, so be sure to check back.

On Writing

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within


Transformations of Myth Through Time

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books

Novels and Stories

Jitterbug Perfume

The Sun Also Rises

Summer Crossing

Dandelion Wine

Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Station Eleven

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

Have Spacesuit Will Travel


Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

Young Adult

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

His Dark Materials (Books 1–3)

Middle Grade

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Book 1)

Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Book 2)

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Book 3)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Chapter Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Inside Out and Back Again

The Little Prince

Fortunately, the Milk

Everything on a Waffle

Picture Books

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

All the World Happy Birthday to You!

Non-Traditional Picture Books

Tibet Through the Red Box

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Board Books

Big Red Barn

Belly Button Book

Sheep in a Jeep

But Not the Hippopotamus

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