I wanted to write today about the magical world of books. Books are a wonderful way for someone to get lost in a story. With a protagonist you can root for, as well as devious antagonists who you can’t help but root against. But remember the antagonist of a story needs to play his/her role just as much as the beloved protagonist.

Below I am going to highlight a few of the books I’ve read that have had a profound effect on my writing life, as well as my personal life. Please feel free to add your own favorites, I would love to hear your opinions too.

  1. The Bible By: God
  2. Harry Potter Series By: J.K. Rowling
  3. The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins
  4. The Hobbit By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Mere Christianity By: C.S. Lewis
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia By: C.S. Lewis
  7. Character’s and Viewpoint By: Orson Scott Card
  8. On Writing By: Stephen King
  9. The Fault in Our Stars By: John Green
  10. The Elements of Style By: William Strunk JR.
  11. The Giver By: Lois Lowry
  12. The Five People You Meet in Heaven By: Mitch Albom
  13. The Great Gatsby By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. Tuesday’s with Morrie By: Mitch Albom
  15. Quiet Strength By: Tony Dungy
  16. Angels and Demons By: Dan Brown
  17. Oh the Places You’ll Go By: Dr. Seuss
  18. Of Mice and Men By: John Steinbeck
  19. Divergent By: Veronica Roth
  20. Fablehaven By: Brandon Mull

And for anyone who was wondering that is a picture of my book, “Paint the Black.”