Every writer needs to read. They should read, read, read. Then write, write, write. I read constantly, my nose is usually in several different books at once. I start a lot of books that I may never finish because at any given time I’m reading at least three books or more concurrently. Sometimes, it may take me months, even years to finish a book. So unless a book absolutely grabs me and I can’t stop reading it, I pick my way through in small chunks of time. I leave books scattered around the house and pick them up in quiet times in those areas.
In the past month, these are the books I’ve read or am reading.
All these books, I would recommend. I’ve finished Rise Headless Rise, Fear of Free Standing Objects, The Witches, Hatchet. Just started James Herriott’s Favorite Dog Stories and Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. In the middle of Ulysses S. Grant. Curious what everyone is reading. If you have suggestions about what books have inspired you. I read a broad swath of books, I love early American authors, history and am looking for great middle-grade adventures to read.