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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!Recommended1 recommendationPublished in