Reading begets writing

I’ve been doing a LOT of reading recently, and have noticed a familiar phenomenon: certain books make me want to write. They open my heart out; they leave me alive and full of the creative urge. So I thought I’d start keeping a list here, to be updated (maybe!) as I come across more:

Books that make me want to write:

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Hogfather and Lords and Ladies – Terry Pratchett

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Night Watch – Sarah Waters

Films that make me want to write:

Perks of a Teenage Wallflower (I’ve still not read the book. Really should rectify that.)

To be continued…

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