I'm reading Libra by Don DeLillo. I like his stuff but am finding it a bit hard-going.
by Libby W.
1984 - George Orwell
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Cloven Hooves - Megan Lindholm
I love, love, love Douglas Coupland, his books are so poignant. Lionel Shriver is a great writer too, she's always so honest. I loved the Redwall series when I was younger. I read about 13 of the books. I think he's written more but I haven't read any in years.
Old magazines are still cool. I love old magazines and craft books, as they generally have the same techniques as the new books, just done in a less modern way. They are great for inspiration. I was so lucky I managed to get a full set of 1970's craft magazines in a charity shop for Â£3.50. Murder getting them home on the bus, but well worth it.
I have quite a craft library! I find the more books I have the better, as if you find the basic explanations of how to do things in one book difficult to follow, you always have another one to refer to. Its also just nice to flick though to get new ideas. I don't have any series I'm afraid, but I have bought books by the same author on differently related topics, if I liked the first one.
I'd like to be able to just buy as many craft books as I wanted, but it starts getting expensive. I find the library a pretty good resource (depending on the quality of your library). I've just started learning to crochet and I have three books out on loan about crochet. Its a really cheap way of trying a new technique, especially if you are not sure you are going to like it. Its also a good to be able to properly look at the books before you buy, if like me you mostly buy online.