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Read anything good lately?

One of my goals for 2016 is to constantly be reading quality fiction. I’ve been so focused on researching for my historical fiction project that I haven’t read as many novels lately, and my writing ability has suffered for it. Writers have to read!

What I need from you, dear readers, is recommendations. I don’t care very much about genre or what the story is about. All I need is good quality writing. If the book made you stop and go back to read passages again because it was just that beautiful, I want it! If you kept reading parts of it aloud to everyone you saw, give it here!

You can comment on this post, or tell me on Facebook or Twitter, or go to my contact page and send me an email. I need to fill up an entire year with books, and I am a very fast reader. Help me, friends. Help me.

7 Responses to Read anything good lately?

  1. Some of my recent favorites that are also well written and/or uniquely written:

    Miss Timmins’ School for Girls
    Grasshopper Jungle
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secretes of the Universe
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  2. Pages for you by Sylvia brownrigg
    Woman on the edge of time by margo piercey
    Grits by Niall griffiths
    Anything by Margaret Atwood
    Possession by as Byatt
    The earth sea quartet by Ursula le guin
    Oh pioneers by willa catha

    Enjoy :)

  3. A little late, but I also recommend The Miseducation of Cameron Post. I’m also loving Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee and Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green.

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