I’m on this whole get-inspired-for-next-book kick, which has meant a lot of reading and a lot of research and a lot of geeking out about reading and writing. So today I’m making a list of the books the more reliable parts of the internet inform me are the favorites of my favorite writers:

Woody AllenCatcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Jami AttenbergThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Michael ChabonA Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Helen Fielding(no surprise) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Ernest HemingwayAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Nick HornbyDavid Copperfield by Charles Dickens and, more excitingly because I know him, Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris