Special Engagements: Readings for Writers

Reading another author's creation can give a writer a glimpse into the hidden mysteries of the writing craft.

Delve into your craft...


Spring Dreams
Read the classics that have stood the test of time.

  • Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
  • The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems (Chaucer)
  • The Secret Garden (Burnett)
  • Little Women (Alcott)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
  • Middlemarch (Eliot)
  • Don Quixote (de Cervantes)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Baum)
  • Ulysses (Joyce)  
  • The Jungle Book (Kipling)

Summer Time
Take action and adventure into our own hands with these tales.

  • Tarzan of the Apes (Burroughs) 
  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (Carroll)
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Christie)
  • Robinson Crusoe (Defoe)
  • Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
  • The Three Musketeers (Dumas) 
  • Allan Quartermain (Haggard)
  • Call of the Wild (London)
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Verne)
  • The Time Machine (Wells)


Autumn Cider
Tales of terror and other anomalies help writers expand their horror scenes. These works of the Victorian, Gothic, and Romanticism ages will help cultivate your writing style.

  • Dracula (Stoker)
  • Frankenstein (Shelley)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)
  • The Castle of Otranto (Walpole) 
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho (Radcliffe)
  • Northanger Abbey (Austen)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Poe)
  • Wuthering Heights (Brontë)
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Stevenson)
  • The Monk; A Romance (Lewis)

Winter Frost
When old man winter is at his worst, that is when writers learn from the best authors around.

  • The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  • Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
  • Crime and Punishment (Dostoesky)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (Dumas)
  • Les Miserables (Hugo)
  • A Christmas Carol (Dickins)
  • Fairy Tales (Grimm Brothers) 
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau (Wells)  
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)


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