The Bookshelf

Take a look through some books by TLC's Guide Contributors, some must-read books on or related to the publishing world and some books I always seem to re-read. 

TLC Contributors:

Beauty Bites Beast, by Ellen Snortland
How Editors Think:  The Real Reason They Rejected You, by Marcela Landres
Sex in the South and 1000 Best Bartender's Recipes by Suzi Parker
Kick Ass Creativity: An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers and Creative Professionals, by Mary Beth Maziarz
Evil at Heart; Sweetheart; Heartsick; and more! by New York Times bestselling author, Chelsea Cain
Fight Club, Choke, Tell All and more! by New York Times bestselling author, Chuck Palahniuk
The Motion of The Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers and a Woman's Search for The Meaning of Wife, by bestselling author, Janna Cawrse Esarey
The Quickening, by award-winning author, Michelle Hoover
Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year, by Cheryl Lage
Clown Girl, by bestselling and award-winning author, Monica Drake

The Other Life, Secret Confessions of The Applewood PTA and The Smart One, by Ellen Meister
Hester, by Paula Reed
Inklings, by Jeffrey Koterba
Nerdy Thirty, by Wendy Townley
Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell
The Coffins of Little Hope, by Timothy Schaffert
Drinking Closer to Home, by Jessica Anya Blau
Earthly Pleasures, by Karen Neches
Love in Translation, by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Out of Touch, by Brandon Tietz
The Chronology of Water, by Lidia Yuknavitch
First Grave on The Right; and Second Grave on The Left by Darynda Jones

Industry Reading:

Putting Your Passion into Print:  Get Your Book Published Successfully by Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry 
Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye, by Katharine Sands
Author 101: Bestselling Secrets from Top Agents; and Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals, by Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman
Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, by Jeff Herman
Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers, by Mark L. Levine
Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer, by Jeff VanderMeer

About Writing and The Writer's Life:

Bird by Bird, (of course!), by Anne Lamott
The Faith of a Writer, by Joyce Carol Oates
How Fiction Works, by Oakley Hall
On Writing, by Stephen King

Some well worn books in my collection:

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Ten Little Indians, by Sherman Alexie
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris
The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby
Werewolves in Their Youth, by Michael Chabon
Strip Cuts, by David Drayer
The Book Against God, by James Wood
Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
How to Make an American Quilt, by Whitney Otto
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
The Twits, by Roald Dahl...yep, The Twits.  This is a favorite in my house.
The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde.