More Reading Equals Better Writing

Instead of saying, "I'm reading 12 books this year" for another fruitless New Year's resolution...

I'm saying, "I will read for 20 minutes 4x per week before turning on my laptop."

This method is way more realistic and plausible. 

Right now, I'm enjoying James McBride's The Color of Water

and just downloaded The Alchemist


Like Stephen King said,

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.” 

He also said....

“It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written.” 


What's on your reading list?