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As writers it is always important to keep our minds fresh with new ideas, creative thoughts and an idea of how to string a story together. One way to do this is by reading work by other people.  If you have come across a book that you thought was absolutely amazing and everyone who is anyone should read it, add it to the list. You could create a brief summary on a wiki page with the books details.

See this example as a guideline: RR.nameofbook
Please add RR for Recommended Reading followed by the book name.

Then add the wiki link along with a brief summary as follows:

Author : Mays, Billy
Book name : RR.The Power of Oxy Clean
Genre : Advertisment!
Review by : [member!]


Recommended Books:

Author: Asimov, Isaac
Book name: RR.Gods Themselves, The
Genre: Science Fiction
Review by: [Metal Tsubasa]

Author: Cabot, Meg
Book Name: RR.Mediator Series, The
Genre: Paranormal
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Carmody, Isobelle
Book name: RR.Darkfall
Genre: Fantasy
Author: Carmody, Isobelle
Review by: [pixie_shimmer]

Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Book Name: RR.The Canterbury Tales
Genre: Various
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Colbert, Stephen
Book Name: RR.I Am America (And So Can You!)
Genre: Comedy
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Cooney, Barbara
Book name: RR.Miss Rumphius
Genre: Children's Literature
Reviewed by: [Kiddalee]

Author: Coville, Bruce
Book name: RR.Oddly Enough
Genre: YA Short Fantasy
Review by: [Kiddalee]

Author: Donohue, Keith
Book name: RR. Stolen Child
Genre: Fantasy
Review by: [La Divina]

Author: Dunant, Sarah
Book Name: RR.The Birth of Venus
Genre: Romance
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Eddings, David & Leigh
Book Name: RR.The Belgariad Series
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Book Name: RR.The Great Gatsby
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Friedman, C.S.
Book name: RR.Coldfire Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy
Review by: [RiverStar]

Author: Goodkind, Terry
Book name: RR.Sword of Truth Series
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Hamilton, Laurell K.
Book Name: RR.Obsidian Butterfly
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Harris, Thomas
Book name: RR.The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Jordan, Robert
Book name: RR.Wheel of Time Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Review by: [grushaj]

Author: Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Book name: RR.Dark-Hunter Series
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
Review by: [Calliope]

Author: Larsson , Stieg
Book Name: RR.Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
Genre: Realistic Fiction/Murder mystery
Review by: [Tyr Zalo Hawk]

Author: Laymon, Richard
Book name: RR.Traveling Vampire Show, The
Genre: Horror
Review by: [JKing]

Author: Lewis, C.S.
Book name: RR.The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)
Genre: Fantasy & Children's
Review by: [Tyr Zalo Hawk]

Author: McCaffrey, Anne & Todd
Book name: RR.Dragonriders of Pern (Series)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review by: [Tyr Zalo Hawk]

Author: MacCracken, Mary
Book Name: RR.Circle of Children, A
Genre: Autobiography
Reviewed by: [Kiddalee]

Author: Monaghan, Patrick (Foreword by Muhammad Ali)
Book name: RR.Street Fighting Man
Genre: Biography
Review by: [Zadius]

Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel
Book name: RR.In The Heart Of The Sea
Genre: Maritime / Nautical History
Review by: [Zadius]

Author: Pratchett , Terry
Book name: RR.Discworld (Series)
Genre: Fantasy & Humor
Review by: [Tyr Zalo Hawk]

Author: Preston, Richard
Book Name: RR. The Cobra Event
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Pullman, Philip
Book name: RR.His Dark Materials Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy
Review by: [RiddleRose]

Author: Shelly, Mary
Book Name: RR.Frankenstien
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by: [Ash]

Author: Smith, Frederick E.
Book name: RR.633 Squadron
Genre: Military Fiction
Review by: [Zadius]

Author: Tarkington, Booth
Book name: RR.Magnificent Ambersons, The
Genre: Literary Fiction
Review by: [Kiddalee]

Author: Westall, Robert
Book name: RR.The Cats Of Seroster
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Review by: [Zadius]

Author: Various
Book Name: RR.Black Heart, Ivory Bones
Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-Fi
Reviewed by: [Ash]


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2006-07-28 [RiddleRose]: well... the hitchhikers guide is five books, but it's still a trilogy... perhaps we could think of WoT like that? *hopeful look* okay, maybe not. 

2006-07-28 [Kiddalee]: Yeah, but the Hitchhiker's Guide is confusing by nature. And that's allowable because it's become a part of the joke. As for WoT, I don't know if the story's confusing because I've never read it, but I don't think the editor meant to make it any more confusing than an author might have. Anyways, it's not like we'll delete the whole review. We'll just get [grushaj] to change its name once we can get a hold of him.

2006-07-28 [RiddleRose]: true true... i have read them, and they are confusing, but not in the same way... more in a, "omg, how did this character get here??? what did i miss???" sort of way...

2007-09-30 [Font]: Could we maybe adapt a part of this and have a recommended reading each month to put on MP?

2007-10-01 [Kiddalee]: We could, if we didn't have to worry about running out of reviews. It's not every day someone reads a good enough book to recommend. Say, what if we link to one on the Community News, on months when not much else is going on?

2007-10-02 [Font]: People could also recommend writings here on WritersCo, but yes I agree there might not always be something good to read for a month, but it would be a good filler for MP on Community News.

2007-12-28 [Kiddalee]: Hey hey, banner!

2007-12-28 [Font]: I finally got a hold of the template ;)

2008-04-01 [Ash]: Cool, you re-organized it!

2008-04-06 [Kiddalee]: Yeah. I figured that some people might be interested in books recommended by the same person, so it would be handy if those of us who have submitted more than one review could have all our reviews close together.

2008-04-06 [Ash]: That's nice.

2009-06-11 [Zadius]: Hmm... I assume Riddlerose is American, as she's stated in her review of them that the first part of The Dark Materials Trilogy is "The Golden Compass". Granted, the film is also called that however if you were to seek the books here in good old Brittania where they were first published, you'd have to look for it under the original title which is in fact "Northern Lights". I suppose I'm just being pedantic, but they are amazing books and I'd hate for one of my fellow Brits to go searching for them and end up tearing their hair out because they simply couldn't find what they believed to be the first book of the trilogy.

2009-06-11 [Ash]: Yeah, there area a lot of Americans on here, I'm one for example but I've been editing writing for several people in the UK so whenever I type colour with the u the computer hates me.

2009-06-12 [Zadius]: Hahaha, that's brilliant Ash.

2009-06-12 [Ash]: It's so true, I do that very thing on other words as well and everytime I type a space afterward it goes red. I just want to slap my computer sometimes.

2009-06-12 [Ash]: Oh, I'll be re-arranging this page in a bit, just letting you know.

2009-06-12 [Ash]: You have your own section. :) I'll be writing up several reviews to post tomorrow so you don't feel all alone on this.

2009-06-12 [Zadius]: Hahaha, see I get that problem the other way round - what with an auto-British typeset... Okeypoke with the rearrangement, just give me a slap if I mess it up adding another RR or otherwise I dunno do you want me to just group my own together from now on like the other organised by author? Whatever's best just let me know and I'll endeavour to do it.

2009-06-12 [Zadius]: Hahaha, nevermind already done =D

2009-06-12 [Ash]: We do it alphabetically, so if someone says to check out a book, they can find it by titles or series title.

2009-06-12 [Zadius]: OK, got it. Well I'm off for the night anyway, I should of been at a poker game an hour ago, good luck with the movement and have a good night.

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