Reading Resources

Reading provides one of the easiest ways to improve your writing. Reading asks you to look at the world in new ways. Reading also exposes you to different writing styles, helps you absorb new vocabulary, and stimulates your imagination.

For some excellent reading suggestions, the Powell’s Bookstore website has excellent lists of award-winning books from science fiction to poetry.

Here are some of the lists you might like to look through:

If you have dyslexia or reading is a slow and challenging process for you, you might want to explore these free or inexpensive text-to-speech software programs:

Free Download:
Natural Reader

For a Small Fee:
TextAloud (about $30)

iPad/iPod Apps:
Speak It! $1.99 (both)
Dragon Dictate FREE (both)
Web Reader HD $4.99 (iPad)