Stephen King wrote in On Writing (which you will find on Shane's list), "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones."
I read because I like stories. Sure, I do learn about the art of fiction, but what it all comes down to is that I just enjoy reading.
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
- From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
- Master of Reality by John Darnielle
- Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
- How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead by Ariel Gore
- Scary Stories Illustrated by Barry Moser
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon