For Readers


Authors and Titles 

A short list of some of my favorites. I've tried to limit myself to authors who are alive today... but I've never been good with limits.

Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me, Ultima

Laurie Halse Anderson - Speak

Francesca Lia Block - Weetzie Bat

Pema Chodron - When Things Fall Apart (major influence)

John Crowley - Little, Big

Neil Gaiman - Fortunately, the Milk (confession, I couldn't finish The Sandman series because it was too gory for me, but I still admire this man's creative genius)

Adam Gidwitz - A Tale Dark and Grimm (also gory, go figure)

Andrea Hairston - Redwood & Wildfire

Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God (major influence)

Maxine Hong Kingston - The Woman Warrior (major influence)

Kelly Jones - Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer; Murder, Magic, & What We Wore

Ellen Kushner - Thomas the Rhymer, Swordspoint

Yoon Ha Lee - Conservation of Shadows

Ursula K. Le Guin - The Wave in the Mind (major influence)

Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses (but I didn't care for The Road)

Toni Morrison - Beloved

Mary Oliver - Upstream

Phillip Pullman - His Dark Materials Trilogy

JK Rowling - Harry Potter (duh)

Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things (major influence)

Eliot Schrefer - Endangered

Delia Sherman - The Freedom Maze; Young Woman in a Garden; The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Tiffany Trent - The Unnaturalists

Ysabeau Wilce - The Flora Trilogy; Libels, Prophecies, & Dreams

Terri Windling - The Wood Wife (major influence)

Jeanette Winterson - The Passion (major influence)

Virginia Woolf - Orlando; A Room of One's Own; The Waves (major influence)

Resources

Goodreads - an excellent site for sharing reviews and tracking your reading history and wish list. My profile is here.

Nancy Pearl - Super librarian and all-around nice person.

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