suggested reading

i’m always so hesitant to recommend books to anyone – reading preferences are such a personal thing.  however this list below – while not exhaustive – certainly contains some of the books that i have found personally beneficial.

  • where the sidewalk ends, by shel silverstein
  • bird by bird: some instructions on writing and life, by anne lamott
  • the catcher in the rye, by j.d. salinger
  • gilead, by marilynne robinson
  • 1984, by george orwell
  • on the road, by jack kerouac
  • as i lay dying, by william faulkner
  • a good man is hard to find, by flannery o’connor
  • les miserables, by victor hugo
  • eats, shoots & leaves, by lynne truss
  • the kite runner, by khaled hosseini
  • letters to a young poet, by rainer maria rilke
  • secrets in the dark: a life in sermons, by frederick beuchner
  • the cloud of unknowing
  • the sound of paper: starting from scratch, by julia cameron
  • a wrinkle in time, by madeleine l’engle
  • fahrenheit 451, by ray bradbury
  • blue like jazz, by donald miller
  • the road not taken and other poems, by robert frost
  • tickets for a prayer wheel, by annie dillard
  • notes to myself, by hugh prather
  • maps and legends, by michael chabon
  • the shadow of the wind, by carlos ruiz zafon
  • a tale of two cities, by charles dickens
  • ender’s game, by orson scott card
  • acedia & me: a marriage, monks, and a writer’s life, by kathleen norris
  • lake wobegon days, by garrison keillor
  • shantaram, by gregory david roberts
  • the name of the wind, by patrick rothfuss
  • traveling mercies: some thoughts on faith, by anne lamott
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