the idea: compile a list of fantastic books
the ideator: Miranda Aisling
I love to read. Ever since I was young and I was writing stories about food that came to life and ferrets that made tunnels across the world, I have loved to disappear into stories. Both my own and those written by other people.
While writing Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something, I expanded from my usual list of fiction stories into the world of non-fiction. I read incredible books by Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink, Tina Seelig, Austin Kleon, and many more. Recently, I got a library card and realized that I wasn’t sure what to read next. I have my list of non-fiction books, there are always more of those and what’s so lovely is that they reference each other and do the work for me!
However, I wasn’t sure where to turn next in the world of fiction. In the end, I read two delightful books by Shannon Hale and two by Ned Vizzini. But as I was wondering what to read next, I realized that I am not the only person with this question. And so I decided to create my own bookshelf. Because who isn’t looking for a good book to read?