2019 TBR Shelf: Books on Writing

At the beginning of every year, I look at my “to be read” shelf and anticipate all the great reads, but inevitably, my “to be read” shelf seems to keep growing.

Now that I have also developed a habit of buying ebooks on Amazon (Darn, you, One Click!), I now have an ever growing collection of books that has far exceeded my single “shelf” that these books were once relegated to.

I decided to make a proper list to see just how deep the rabbit hole was and make a concerted effort to finish my TBR books this year.

And then I discovered just how many books I had purchased dealing with writing and blogging. I bought 33 books on writing and blogging that I will be trying to get through this year. So here is that list:

General Writing Books

  • Just Write: Creating unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life by James Scott Bell
  • Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner
  • Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
  • The Sense of Style: the Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
  • The Editor’s Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications, and More by Steve Dunham
  • DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira
  • The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker
  • Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake and Writer’s Digest
  • Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Why I Write by George Orwell
  • The Weekend Writer: How to Write a Quality Non-Fiction Book in a Month even if You Have a Full-Time Job by Sam Kerns
  • NaNoWriMo: A Cheater’s Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Winning This November by Laura Roberts
  • Pep Talks for Writers by Grant Faulkner
  • For Writers Only by Sophy Burnham
  • Writer’s Market 2019 by Writer’s Digest

General Blogging Books

  • Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
  • My Blogging Secrets: A guide to becoming a pro-blogger by Amber McNaught
  • Lifestyle Blogging Basics: A How-To for Investing in Yourself, Working with Brands, and Cultivating a Community Around Your Blog by Laura Demetrious
  • Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE! by Gundi Gabrielle
  • You Started a Blog – Now What? by Gundi Gabrielle
  • SEO – The Sassy Way to Ranking #1 in Google – When you have NO CLUE! by Gundi Gabrielle
  • The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to A Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content that Hooks and Sells by Meera Kothand
  • How to Build a Writing Empire in 30 Days or Less by Sam Kerns

Books on Getting Published

  • Self Publishing with Amazon (4 Books in One Edition) by Chris McMullen
  • Find Readers and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget by Rob Eager
  • Kindle Bestseller Publishing: Publish a #1 Bestseller in the next 30 Days by Gundi Gabrielle
  • How to Publish a Book on Amazon in 2018: Real Advice From Someone Who’s Doing It Well by Sam Kerns

Books on Monetizing Writing

  • Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living Edited by Manjula Martin
  • Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger
  • How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul (2nd Ed.) by Ruth Soukup
  • How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced my Day Job and How you can Start a Blog Today by Bob Lotich
  • Making Money Blogging: Your Clear Path for $10,000 per Month and Beyond by T.R. Castle
  • Write and Grow Rich: Secrets from Successful Authors and Publishers (Exclusive Tips from Publishing Experts) by Alinka Rutkowska et al.

I have quite a year of reading ahead of me. I hope you enjoyed my list of To Be Read books on writing.

My plan is to do a review for each of these, so let me know which one I should pick up after I finish Just Write. Also, if you have any additional books on writing that you would recommend, please let me know in the comments!


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