“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it.
It is like falling in love.” ~Christopher Morley
Some of my all-time favorite books, sources of early enjoyment and inspiration for me as both a writer and as a human being: The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams), Winnie-the-Pooh (A.A. Milne), Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow), Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
A few more-recent favorites, an eclectic collection of memoirs and novels, all highly recommended:
The Orchardist (Amanda Coplin), Burial Rites (Hannah Kent), The Story of Beautiful Girl (Rachel Simon), All That is Solid Melts into Air (Darragh McKeon), Pictures of You (Caroline Leavitt), Prayers for Sale (Sandra Dallas), A Painted House (John Grisham), From Baghdad with Love (Jay Kopleman), Alice I Have Been (Melanie Benjamin), The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (Ann Weisgarber), The Invisible Mountain (Carolina de Robertis), The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey), The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman), The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
In this blog post, Giving Thanks for Great Books, I share my favorite books of 2012.
No vacation is complete without a visit to the local bookstore.
Had to check out Brattle Book Shop, established in 1825, while we were in Boston . Three floors and outdoor section during summer. Amazing, huge collection of antique books.
Here I am in the literature section of Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. Powell's fills an entire city block, the largest independent bookstore in the country. Books as far as the eye can see!
I loved my visit to Next Page in Frisco, Colorado, so much that I wrote a blog post about it. Click here to read the bookstore profile.
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