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Hey friends! A month or so ago, a reader named Katy told me that she was finding my book Master Lists for Writers “brilliant with helping me not overthinking about specifics.” Yay! She asked if I h…

from Brain Pickings

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books - asks 125 of modernity’s greatest British and American writers “to provide a list, ranked, in order, of what [they] consider the ten greatest works of fiction of all time– novels, story collections, plays, or poems.”

from Natasha Lester, Author

How to Write the Beginning of a Novel: 10 Things You Shouldn't Do

If you're wondering how to write the beginning of a novel, here are 10 things you should avoid doing in your first three chapters.

from TIME.com

10 Questions for Toni Morrison

"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."-Toni Morrison

from BuzzFeed

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

So I'm still fully supportive of the and century curriculum, but these are definitely books that high schoolers should read on their own :) 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

from BuzzFeed

32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Catch-22 , by Joseph Heller | 32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

from BuzzFeed

13 Books To Read This Halloween

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe | 13 Books To Read This Halloween #halloween #scaryreads

from The Huffington Post

5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out (In A Good Way)

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok Jean Kwok invites you into the life of Kimberly Chang, a Chinese youth who emigrates to 1980s Brooklyn with her mother. The two are quickly recruited to work in a seedy sweatshop with other Chinese Americans fighting to earn a living. Horrifying working conditions and poverty dominate their life. By day, Kimberly painfully tries to find her place in American culture,