The Internet is replete with lists compiling the books of the year. Here are a few worth checking out:
- The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016 list
- The Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (decided by readers)
- For content marketers, I like this list from Roger C. Parker and the Content Marketing Institute: The Most Significant Content Marketing Books Published in 2016
Are you willing to look beyond books published in 2016? In the spirit of wine-and-food pairings, here are suggestions for writer-and-book pairings based on a few of my favorites:
For the writer who has trouble shutting off the inner critic, consider giving Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done, by Danny Gregory.
For the person with a strong, inner copy editor, give Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris.
For the person who cannot seem to make time for writing, drop a gentle hint by wrapping up Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.
For the marketer who wants to add more fun and creativity to their writing, reach for Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv by Kathy Klotz-Guest
For the grammar nerd, or anyone who finally wants to better understand grammar in the brain, try The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker.
Many of these can be found on the the Recommended Reading for Writers included in The Writer’s Process. (Click here to download.)
And of course I’m biased, but The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear is another option for anyone who has to do writing in their job, or wants to write for their personal objectives or joy.
These are affiliate links to Amazon, but buy these books wherever you can find them!