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People often ask me for book recommendations – what I’m reading when I’m not writing and what books I enjoy, so here’s a list of some of my favorite books (with links to purchase on Amazon.com).

Please note: The links below are affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase something through the links provided. This website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, audible.com, and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.

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FICTION

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NON-FICTION

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