My Favorite Books

Love to read? Here is my list of recommended books. I will update and add as I go… Please help me keep my blog alive by ordering through my affiliate links.

FICTION
Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport
Set in Hawaii, this is the incredible story of the Meahuna family, of the nation of Hawai’i, of lost love, human triumph, jazz, WWII, and the beauty of the human spirit. Read before you visit the Hawaiian islands. It will give you a whole new perspective.
(Order from Amazon)

NON-FICTION
Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Strauss & Gott
The latest answers to all your questions about the solar system, our galaxy, the universe, black holes, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
(First Edition – Order from Amazon in Hardcover , Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour” target=”_blank”>kindle, or audible format)

WRITING

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
(Order from Amazon in On Writing, kindle, or audible format)

On Writing: by Stephan King
A Memoir of the Craft
(Order from Amazon in On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft” target=”_blank”>softcover, On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft” target=”_blank”>kindle, or On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” target=”_blank”>audible format)

To Show and To Tell by Phillip Lopate
The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
(Order from Amazon in softcover, kindle, or audible format)

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
The indispensable guide to grammar and semantics. A must for all writers.
(Order from The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition” target=”_blank”>Amazon)

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft wickedly effective prose by Constance Hale
Modern language and writing.
(Order from Amazon as softcover or hardcover)

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2015
(Order from Amazon //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=carmenalex-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0465062946&asins=0465062946&linkId=34878d280d6276f2d43df905a246560d&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff” target=”_blank”>softcover)

POETRY
The trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins
Collins is witty, eloquent, accessible – if you read only one book of poetry, make it this one.
(Order from The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems” target=”_blank”>Amazon)

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