If somebody were to ask me the number one way to improve their writing, I would say to read. Read a lot. Reading is the number one way to improve, because if you read quality books, the words become a patchwork of knowledge inside of you. Like a store of well-written, waiting to spill from your fingers and onto the keyboard.
And, of course, what better time is there to read than summer? No school, no work, and no assignments. A treasure-load of time for writers and readers.
But if you don’t know what to read… here are some of my very favorites!

  1. Tuesdays at the Castle. This one is an absolute favorite of mine, and I remember my reading experience very vividly. I read it in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon, drawn into the world of mystery, royalty, and a castle with a mind of its own!
  2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. The title speaks for itself, I think. And as intriguing as its name is, the story inside is even more so.
  3. The Candymakers. This is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory combined with mystery. It’s written from four different perspectives, and each one unwraps a new layer of the story.
  4. The Little White Horse. Want to escape into a realm of curses, mythical creatures, and mystery? Read this. My writing descriptions improved drastically after reading it, because of the rich prose that garnishes each page.
  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events. This isn’t one book. It’s thirteen. And each one has unique characters, plots, and settings.

I hope you all enjoy these books! If you’ve read any of them, feel free to comment what you thought!

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Junity Faith

I'm a 13 year old who loves to draw and is proud to say I've finished my first draft. Platypus and ice cream are my favorite things ;). "All human wisdom is contained in these two words 'wait' and 'hope'." - Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Christo.

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