by C.L. Phillips
The more I write, the more I read. Usually slightly out of genre if I'm in the midst of a big creative push. If I'm on the nth draft, I might read an old favorite. And when I'm determined to work on craft, I read an old master.
My question for you dear reader/writer is this - What are your top three "must have" pure enjoyment reads. The three books you take on your trip as you circumnavigate the world? Or the three books you take with you to the in-law's house on that one week family vacation. Or the three books you take with you when you know life is going to be stressful?
My top three go-to-must-have-will-never-lend titles are:
1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3) The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
As a mystery writer, what I find interesting about my list is that none of these books would be classified as a mystery, yet they all have a huge mystery and intrigue. And with a slightly different lens, I would consider all of these books magical fantasy.
Hum....I wonder if my go-to-must-have-will-never-lend book list is trying to tell me something? :)
Please share ...your three titles are?? Inquiring minds want to know. :)