My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

Jodi reads a lot. And her reading covers a lot of topics, because her interests do, too. The list below is partial, because there are so many amazing books.


Chicago Manual of Style – OXFORD COMMA FOREVER.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody – Practical guide for developing your story.

I Give You My Body, Diana Gabaldon – if you only take one piece of advice from me, it’s listen to this on Audible. At 1.75 speed. Particularly Chapter 3. You’re welcome.

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert – How to feel amazing about the idea of writing.

On Writing, Stephen King – I read a lot of books at first about the practice. Turns out, the answer is: sit down and do it. No secret, and the same thing I tell my coaching clients. On Writing was my favorite of that genre.

Before and After the Book Deal, Courtney Maum – Practical explanation of the process. (Hopefully I’ll know how accurate it all is soon!)

What do you do with an Idea?, Kobi Yamada – My favorite children’s book, and I give it to all new entrepreneurs and parents. I cried the first time I read it. I’ve cried almost every time since.

Nonfiction Loves – Most of what I read and listen to is nonfiction. I went through my Goodreads list and had 150 books I wanted to include. I didn’t. You’re welcome.

Anything/everything written by Ruth Gruber.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou

Know my Name, Chanel Miller

Together, Vivek Murthy

Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez

Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes

Better than Before, Gretchen Rubin

Fiction Loves – I tend to read series.

Pride and Prejudice.

Alice Hoffman’s Magic trilogy: Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, and Magic Lessons

Michael Connelly’s series. All of them.

The Vanishing Half. Britt Bennett