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List of books in the genres you write in

Many professional authors, such as Stephen King, advise you read a lot if you are a writer. “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time to write”, he says in his book – On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Making a list of books to read is still the best way to make progress on your craft and to check how far along you are. No, reading the Harry Potter saga for the fifteenth time doesn’t count! However, rereading one volume that you especially liked (or disliked) to attempt to understand what made you feel that way – that is relevant.

If you write in a lot of genres, which can happen, you can create separate lists with fewer titles in each. I will propose a few books in an ulterior post, but you can already comment with your favourite or most hated! Just precise the genre.

As for myself, in the fantasy genre, I would put Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey (especially the first two trilogies; I’m currently reading the rest. All of her books until now are my favourite, especially Dragonsong, but I hate the heroine – though, luckily, she gets better afterwards) and The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

As for books I “didn’t like” (not that I really hated them, but I mostly read them to know where the story was going and because people were telling me they were awesome), there is the Lancedragon trilogy (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning), by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and the Blizzard novels (World of Warcraft and Diablo) by Richard A. Knaak. I like the stories, but his way of narrating… Yiiirk! I ended up forcing myself to read five pages at a time sometimes and I continued out of love for the universes and characters.

You can grade each book according to whether you liked them or not. You can also do so for the titles you remember enough or decide to put them on a “to reread” list to study them. And if you remember the last two articles, you can guess what we will cover tomorrow!

 

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