I love checking out library books about writing. It certainly complements my college education, and I usually fill my summers with reading. Of course, I try to balance this writing-book addiction with other kinds of non-fiction as well as a healthy dose of fiction, and sometimes a smattering of poetry. Here's what I'm in the middle of right now: Reading Like a Writer, by Francine Prose - I'm slowly falling in love with this book. The only way I can convince myself not to reread each paragraph multiple times is by reminding myself that once I finish it, I can always go back to the beginning. The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard - Beautiful essays that make for easy and elegant reading. A Novel in a Year, by Louise Doughty - Fun, light, encouraging reading with some interesting writing exercises. The Best American Short Stories 2000 - Pure fiction that's teaching me a lot, especially coupled with Prose's book. I wanted to get the Best American Short Stories of the Century from the library, but it was pretty hefty and I didn't think I'd get through it all, so I settled for this - and I love it! I also picked up Writer's Digest's Novel Writing issue today, which has some helpful and entertaining articles. What are you reading to spur your writing along?