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I read a lot. Well, duh, don't all writers? This page lists some of my favourite books.

Books for Kids and Adults

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin, Besty Lewin(Illustrator)
  • Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray, Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
  • Harry Potter (all of 'em) by JK Rowling
  • His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
  • Johnny My Friend by Peter Pohl
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It was None of His Business by Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, E.H. Shepard
  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver


  • The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mafouz
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Dragonriders of Pern, first trilogy, by Anne McCaffrey
  • Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead
  • Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, book I) by Robin Hobb
  • The Harperhall Trilogy (Dragonsinger, book I) by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • In the House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Liveship Trilogy (Ship of Magic, book I) by Robin Hobb
  • Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  • Moll Flanders by by Daniel Defoe
  • The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban
  • Nightrunner Series (Luck in the Shadows, book I) by Lynn Flewelling
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Rai-kirah Trilogy (Transformation, book I) by Carol Berg
  • Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Tawny Man Trilogy (Fool's Errand, book I) by Robin Hobb
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


  • The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg