Writings that Inspire


“Complete Works of Shakespeare”. Edited by Proudfoot, Thompson, and Kastan
“Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
“Beloved” by Toni Morrison
“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
“Adventures of Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain
“The Adventures of Hukleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
“Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain
“1984” by George Orwell
“Animal’s Farm” by George Orwell
“Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams
“The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper
“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
“As I Lay Dying” by William Faukner
“Tess of the D’ubervilles” by Thomas Hardy
“Three Muskeeters” by Alexandre Dumas
“Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne
“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
“Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys” by Louisa May Alcott

“A Prologue to Love” by Taylor Caldwell
“The Day the Falls Stood Still” by Cathy Marie Buchanan
“Walking to Wonderland” by Barbara Cartland
“A Ghost in Monte Carlo” by Barbara Cartland
“Wish for Love” by Barbara Cartland
“Love and A Cheetah” by Barbara Cartland
“The Poor Governess” by Barbara Cartland
“Gypsy Magic” by Barbara Cartland
“Enchanted” by Barbara Cartland
“Love Leaves at Midnight” by Barbara Cartland
“Too Precious to Lose” by Barbara Cartland
“The Wicked Widow” by Barbara Cartland
“A Dog, A Horse, and A Heart” by Barbara Cartland
“Wanderer” by Robyn Carr

“Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie
“The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie
“Easy to Kill” by Agatha Christie
“Passenger to Frankfurt” by Agatha Christie
“The Mirror Crack’d” by Agatha Christie
“A Pocket Full of Rye” by Agatha Christie
“And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
“The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle

“Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” by J.K. Rowling
“The Magic Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton
“The Wishing Chair” by Enid Blyton
“The Enchanted Wood” by Enid Blyton
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wadrobe” by C.S. Lewis
“Prince Caspian: the Return to Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
“The Voyage of the Dawn Trader” by C.S. Lewis
“The Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis
“The Horse and His Boy” by C.S. Lewis
“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis
“The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis

Short Stories
“Hills Like Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway
“Fathers and Sons” by Ernest Hemingway
“Rise and Fall” by J.K. Fowler
“The Witch of the Black Sea” by J.K. Fowler
“Limitations” by J.K. Fowler
“Fondue” by J.K. Fowler
“Askew” by J.K. Fowler
“Pasts” by J.K. Fowler

True Stories (non-fiction or fiction)
“The Girl” by Samantha Geimer
“Imam’s Daughter” by Hannah Shah
“A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah
“Cutters Don’t Cry” by Christine Dzidrums

Young Adult
“Story of a Girl” by Sara Zarr
“Scars” by Chery Reinfield
“Tell Us We’re Home” by Marina Budhou
“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
“I Never Promised you a Rose Garden” by JoAnne Greenberg

Women Abuse
“The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself” by Beverly Engel
“Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men” by Lundy Bancroft

“The Story of Harriet Tubman Freedom Train” by Dorothy Sterling

Movie Scripts
“Stalag 17” by Billy Wilder and Edwin Blum
“Mardaani” by Gopi Puthran

“Everywhere, America” by J.K. Fowler
“Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett
“The Rez Sisters” by Tomson Highway
“Death and the King’s Horseman” by Wole Soyinka
“M. Butterfly” by David Hwang

Plato’s “Plato Republic” translated by Robin Waterfield
David Hume’s “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding”  edited by Eric Steinberg
“The Trials of Socrates” translation by C.D.C. Reeve
“Free Will” by Gary Watson
Sextus Empiricus’s “Selection from the Major Writings on Scepticism, Man, & God” edited by Philip P. Hallie

“Essential Shakespeare Handbook” by Leslie Dunton-Downer and Alan Riding
“District 6 in District 9: The Metaphoric Menagerie” by J.K. Fowler
“A Room of One’s Own” by Virgina Woolf
“Iron Man” by Robert Bly
“The Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto


Alfred Tennyson
The Lady of Shalott

Arzoo Zaheer
My Instincts Say Nay
The Moon
On the Other Side

Billy Collins
Walking Across the Atlantic
Now and Then

Boona Mohammed
Dead Time
My Theory
Green Card
Cats and Dogs
Mr. Scardy Cat

Gwendolyn MacEwen
A Breakfast for Barbarians
Manzini: Escape Artist
The Protage
Dark Pines under Water

J.K. Fowler
Butterfly Home
If You See Something, Say Something
Granny Insanity

Margaret Atwood
Tricks with Mirrors
Siren Song
Marrying the Hangman
Morning in the Burned House
A Visit
Richard Denner
Letter to Sito in the Time of War
Poem on my Birthday
Tabula Rasa

Robert Bly
Blinding of Samson
Snowbanks North of the House
Thoughts in the Cabin
The Russian

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
T.S. Elliot
The Wasteland
The Whispers of Immortality
Sweeney Erect
The Hippopotamus
A Cooking Egg

Tomy Bewick
A Salesman’s Story
Colour Lines

Wallace Stevens
Nomad Exquisite
Anecdote of the Jar
The Snow Man
The Idea of Order of Key West
Of Mere Being

Wanda Coleman
the ISM
Brute Strength
Essay on Language
after Lowell
In that Other Fantasy Where We Live Forever

Hero of War by Rise Against
Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennen
A Breath of Fresh by Danial Abdul Hayy Moore
Out There by Jamaal Versiz May