Which books will teach you valuable lessons about writing? Which will help you improve? Which will make your next piece of work even better than the last?
The short answer? All of them.
All reading will help your writing, so read greedily and read often. Many people say you should only read the best writing to become the best writer, but I think that if you recognize bad writing where you find it, and understand why it might be bad, you can learn just as much from it as you would from a masterpiece. That being said, who wants to read a bad book?
If you’re looking for some winter reading, here are a few of my top picks (in no particular order):
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- Synopsis: There’s a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee…
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