As a writer, it is important to constantly be reading. Just as it is fun—and educational—to attempt writing in an alternate genre or medium, it is also good to occasionally read out of your comfort zone.
At last Wednesday’s Write On! meeting, I asked everyone to recommend one fiction and non-fiction book. November Extra Credit is to read one of the books recommended by a fellow Write On! member.
Here are the suggestions:
Fiction: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; Non-fiction: Feng Shui Your Life by Jayme Barrett
Fiction: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Fiction: Rain Fall by Barry Eisler; Non-fiction: The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Crai
Fiction: The Black Flower by Howard Bahr; Non-fiction: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Fiction: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella; Finishing Touches by Deanna Kizis; Non-fiction: Good in Room by Stephanie Palmer
Fiction: The Appeal by John Grisham
Fiction: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas; Non-fiction: The Physics of Star Trek by Laurence Krauss
Non-fiction: Escape From Slavery by Francis Bok; While Europe Slept by Bruce Bawer
Fiction: Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams; Non-fiction: Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
Fiction: Moby Dick by Herman Melville; Non-fiction: The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant
Fiction: The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver; Non-fiction: Cold Reading and How to Be Good at It: An Authoritative Book Vital to the Career of Every Actor by Basil Hoffman
Fiction: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella; Non-fiction: On Writing by Stephen King; The Thank You Book by Robyn F. Spizman; Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham
Fiction: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby; We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel (P.S.) by Lionel Shriver; Non-fiction: The Poet at the Piano Portraits of Writers Filmmakers Playwrights and Other Artists at Work by Michiko Kakutani
Poetry: The Leaf and the Cloud by Mary Oliver; Non-fiction: On Writing by John Gardner
Please email your book recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add any additional recommendations as they come in.Tags: Extra Credit November Write On!