Some Books I Really Love


Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Almost There by Nuala O’Faolain

Away by Amy Bloom

Back in the World
by Tobias Wolff

Bastard Out of Carolina
by Dorothy Allison

The Beggar Maid
by Alice Munro

Cheating at Canasta
by William Trevor

Conagher
by Louis L'Amour

Cowboys Are My Weakness
by Pam Houston

The Dark Is Rising
by Susan Cooper

The Hours
by Michael Cunningham

How to Be Lost
by Amanda Eyre Ward

Merlin's Keep
by Madeleine Brent

Name All the Animals
by Alison Smith

Nine Stories
by J. D. Salinger

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout

The Passion
by Jeanette Winterson

Shadow Baby
by Alison McGhee

Stop Kiss
by Diana Son

Talk Before Sleep
by Elizabeth Berg

The Things They Carried
by Tim O’Brien

Tipping the Velvet
by Sarah Waters

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

A Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson

When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka

 

 

For Inspiration

Art as a Way of Life by O'Shaughnessy and MacIver

The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

The Flute of God by Paul Twitchell

How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times
by Harold Klemp

Journal of a Solitude
by May Sarton

The Joy Diet
by Martha Beck (book and audiotapes)

The Poetic Landscape by Elizabeth Mowrey

Stand Up for Your Life
by Cheryl Richardson

Writing the Landscape of Your Mind
by Natalie Goldberg (audiotapes)

Women's Retreat Book
by Jennifer Louden

A Circle of Quiet by Madeline L'Engle

Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino

Long Life
by Mary Oliver

The Loon:  Voice of the Wilderness
by Joan Dunning

Sailing Alone around the Room
by Billy Collins

The Solace of Open
Spaces
by Gretel Erlich

Winter
by Rick Bass

 

Resources to visit online:

She Writes

School of Light and Color and Chroma Gallery

Cheryl Richardson's Life Makeover

Guide to Literary Agents

A Pause for Beauty

Nancy Okerlund's The Introvert Energizer

Janet and Rex Doane's The Healing Feast



 

 





 

Creative Juice:  Resources to get unstuck creatively

 

Art & Fear by Bayles and Orlando

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Escaping into the Open by Elizabeth Berg

From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler

How I Write:  The Secret Lives of Authors edited by Dan Crowe

On Writing by Stephen King

Listen to Me by Lynn Lauber

Painting Radiant Color in Oils and Soft Pastels by Susan Sarback

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

Story Matters by Denman and Shoup

Substance and Style by Mary Stoughton

Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction by Miller and Paola

The Passionate, Accurate Story by Carol Bly

The Power of Place by Winifred Gallagher

The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick

Thinking about Memoir by Abigail Thomas

What If? by Painter and Bernays

Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan

Writers Dreaming by Naomi Epel

Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills

The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

A Writer's Time by Kenneth Atchity

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

Writing True by Perl and Schwartz

 

Please recommend your favorite creative resources to me by emailing:
mary(at)
marycarrollmoore (dot)com.   Thank you!