Books from all over the spectrum:

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, Lincoln in the Bardo, The Tenth of December by George Saunders

The Beginning Place by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lies That Bind by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

Be The Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax

Generation Me:Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean Twenge The Narcissism Epidemic: Living In The Age of Entitlement by Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell                                                                                                                                                              

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Anything written by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

All my muses are dead:

William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, David Foster Wallace, Ursula K. Le Guin, John Steinbeck, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Seamus Heaney, Kurt Vonnegut, e.e. cummings, Vladamir Nabokov, Agatha Christie

Books on the craft of writing:

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner

Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor

Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing The Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

Write to the Point: A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose by Sam Leith

Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past by William Zinsser

Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer by Peter Turchi

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