I had the good fortune to be born into a family of readers. I learned the alphabet while I was in preschool. By the time I got to kindergarten, I was sounding out words in grown-up books.
Even today, I spend more money on reading material than I do on any other item in my household, including clothes and food. If there is anything I love more than being a writer, it is being a reader.
I justify my time spent savoring a novel by telling myself that I'm learning about my craft. That claim is far from untrue. Take the lessons I learned from these ten books.