Reading List

Here are just a few of my favorite authors and stories:


Fairy Tales

Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, and Mother Goose.

Young Adult

Caroline Keene – Nancy Drew series, Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden, J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter series

Magical Realism

Joanne Harris – Chocolat series, Alice Hoffman – Practical Magic and Dovekeepers, Sarah Addison Allen – Garden Spells, Laura Esquirel – Like Water for Chocolate.


Terry Brooks – Shannara series, Mary Stewart – Merlin trilogy, Marion Zimmer Bradley – Mists of Avalon.

Science Fiction

Robert Heinlein – Time Enough for Love, Piers Anthony – Incarnations of Immortality series.


Barbara Michaels, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, Elizabeth Peters, and Mary Higgins Clark.

Mystery/Paranormal Mystery/Cozy Mystery

Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes series, Agatha Christie, Diane Mott Davidson, Madelyn Alt – Bewitching Mysteries series, Susan Wittig Albert, Alexander McCall Smith – The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series.


John Saul – Black Creek Crossing, Stephen King – The Shining and It.


Michael Crichton – Sphere.


LaVyrle Spencer – Morning Glory.