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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Ignore the others; start with this one.

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Anthem by Ayn Rand

Srsly, she’s my favorite writer for a reason.


dandelion wine, ray bradbury, books, writing

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

I see what he did there. You have to read the whole thing to find out.


the splendid outcast, beryl markham, books, writing

The Splendid Outcast by Beryl Markham

Emotionally intense, exciting, original short stories written in the ’40s for Collier’s and Ladies Home Journal.


wizard's first rule, terry goodkind, books, writing

Wizard’s First Rule
by Terry Goodkind

One of the best plot writers living. High fantasy for people who don’t normally read high fantasy.


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Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie

Second star to the right and straight on till morning … Not like Disney. A story that deals with adult themes with a childlike innocence.


Scaramouche, Rafael Sabatini, books, writing

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

If only I could find more books that start with such force as this one: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”

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