What (some) Writers read when not writing – A Holiday Guide



This past weekend our local writer’s group, The Writer’s Idea Factory, got together for a Christmas party and a “match-your-number book exchange.” 

Following is a list of some of the favorite books the Writers in our group brought for the exchange—in no particular order:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Connections across time; International bestseller)

The Lost Child by John Hart (Thriller with jaw-dropping twist)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young-adult novel about teenager whose friend was shot and killed by a police officer)

Hemlock Bay by Catherine Coulter (FBI thriller)

Stone’s Fall by Iain Peers(Historical mystery novel)

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry)

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King (Psychological thriller)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid (Novel—the aftermath of 9/11 on a young Pakistani man chasing the American dream on Wall Street)

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (First novel in an urban fantasy series)

Liberty by Stephen Coonts (Espionage thriller)

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Fantasy Novel)

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande (Life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the US)

And (maybe expected)  two books on writing—

On Writing by Stephen King

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

Happy Browsing, Reading, and Holidays