Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – 4
A classic for any writer or writer-wanna-be.

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini – 2
He’s a good writer, but he made his trilogy into four books, and he tends to have ideas that sound just like other fantasy writers.

Business Plan in a Day by Rhonda Abrams – ?
I can’t rate this book. It was very good, but it’s not like I would recommend it unless you needed to write a business plan.

Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen – 3
I love learning about other cultures through a good story.

Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley – 3
Cultures through fiction, loving it.

Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott – 3
I got on a Lamott kick and the books got boring by the end of it, but she is such a good writer.

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir – 4
If you want history books that aren’t boring, read Alison Weir.

Paper Towns by John Green – 2

Very good, but exactly the same plot line as Looking for Alaska.

Rosie by Anne Lamott – 3
Part of the Lamott kick.

The Entrepreneurs guide to Writing Business Plans and Proposals by K. Dennis Chambers – ?

Again, if you really need it it was a big help.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows – 3
Wonderful book. If only the title had been better I would have picked it up a lot sooner.

A little disclaimer: these are all my opinion. I don’t think I have the right to say whether these books should be best sellers or not. But if they are above a 3 I would highly recommend them to you. And even if they are a 2 or a 1, you should read them anyways just to broaden your horizons. Books open your mind.