Last night I hit the 40K mark (woohoo!) and I also finished reading “Full Share” from Nathan Lowell. What a great series! I highly recommend it.
Now I’m a bit at a loss as to what I want to read next. I have a lengthy pile of new books as well as old favorites on deck (both on my Kindle app and in paperback). I’m just wondering what’s more conducive to writing? Is it better to re-read an old favorite that inspired you to write, a classic that dazzles with brilliant prose or would it be better to take a chance on something you haven’t read before?
What do you guys out there think?
Some of what’s on the “to read” pile below.
- Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card (I got this one because I just bought “How to write Science Fiction and Fantasy” and I wanted to refresh my memory to better see where he’s coming from)
- Hard Day’s Knight – John Hartness
- Fuzzy Nation – John Scalzi
- Dead Streets – Tim Waggoner (I liked the first Matt Richter novel)
- A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin (read the first two, but it’s been so long I need to restart)
- Grid – Monty Joynes
- Never Deal with a Dragon – Robert Charrette ( I loved the Shadowrun story line)
- Heaven – Mur Lafferty (The Afterlife series)
- The Dragonlance Chronicles – Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman (the books who inspired me to write)
- The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss (ok I just read this one, but it’s SO good!)
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (always enjoyed that one)
- Battletech – Warrior series – Michael Stackpole (also a fave from my teens)
Of course, I’m always up for some recommendations.