From time to time artists write and tell us of the books they are reading. This is a cumulative listing of those books. Some, like The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron are favourites and are mentioned again and again. Others are less well known or in a state of becoming popular. If you wish to add to this list please do so by submitting your titles to

Editor’s note: This list is ongoing. Let us know what books have made a difference in your life. We may then have them added to the list. Feel free to comment and we’ll add that, too. Share by emailing

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