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Book List

As part of the 1000 Days to an MFA program I’ve developed this book list. Feel free to read along with me and please recommend new titles, in the comments, that may not be on the list. My preferred genres are science fiction, fantasy, and anything really good. Thank you.

I have included links to all these titles. Where possible I’ve included free versions (Project Gutenberg) of the books, otherwise assume they are Amazon Affiliate links.

If you know of a legitimate free source for any title send it to me and I’ll update the link.

Crafting Book – Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury (My post about this book.)
Classic – Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (PG) (Did not finish. Couldn’t get into it. Wasn’t interesting to me.)

Novel – Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Read. Decent pop-corn fiction. 3/5 stars.)

Crafting Book – Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin
Classic – A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Novel – Consider Phlebas – Iain M. Banks

Crafting Book –The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (My post about this book.)
Classic – Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Novel – Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Crafting Book – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Classic – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Novel – All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Crafting Book – How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster
Classic – Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Novel – To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Crafting Book – TBD
Classic – Neuromancer by William Gibson

Novel – Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Extra Titles (if time or next year)
Novel – Exo by Fonda Lee
Novel – Recursion: A Novel by Blake Crouch
Novel – Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Novel – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Novel – We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
Novel – City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
Novel – Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga) by Miles Vorsokigan
Classic – The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Classic – Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

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