We’re T-two days to an interstate move. Somehow, the first thing packed is always the majority of our books, with a few left out to read in the meantime (because there’s so much free time in the course of a move). Books are some of the first things unpacked, too. Seeing certain books on a shelf–my short story anthologies from college, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson–just make me feel at home.
Here’s a look at my writing bookshelf–some have been read, others are in the wings.
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
- Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
- Elements of Style by Strunk and White
- The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art by Joyce Carol Oates
- Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato
What are your favorite books on writing? Anything I might add to my shelf, once it’s unpacked?