Some of My Favorite Stories and Their Writers (Updated as Life Goes On)



  • Fun Home (2006 by Alison Bechdel
  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in A Changing World (2016) by Douglas Abrams, Desmond Tutu, and the 14th Dalai Lama
  • The Flower Fairies of the Autumn (1926) by Cicely Mary Barker
  • The Book Thief (2005) by Markus Zusak
  • Sammy Keyes series (1998-2014) by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (2003-2007) by Libba Bray
  • Wonder (2012) by RJ Palacio



  • The Shape of Water (2017) by Guillermo del Toro
  • Harold and Maude (1971) by Colin Higgins
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask
  • Murder in the First: Season 2 (2015) by Eric Lodal, Robert Munic, Daniele Nathanson, Jonathan Abrahams, and Alison Cross
  • Cafe de Flore (2011) by Jean-Marc Vallee
  • The Princess Bride (1987) by William Goldman
  • The Dressmaker (2015) by Jocelyn Moorhouse



  • “River” by Joni Mitchell (Blue 1971)
  • “The Lighthouse’s Tale” by Nickel Creek (Nickel Creek 2010)
  • “Giants in the Sky” by Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods 1986)
  • “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John (Madman Across the River 1971)
  • “Pompeii” by Bastille (Bad Blood 2013)
  • “Not Alone” by Darren Criss (A Very Potter Musical 2009/Human 2010)
  • “I’ll be Good” by Jaymes Young (Habits of My Heart 2014)



  • Pygmalion (1913) by George Bernard Shaw
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (1998) John Cameron Mitchell
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016) by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
  • Waiting for Godot (1953) by Samuel Beckett
  • Cinderella (1957) by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
  • Into the Woods (1986) by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim

Until I watch, listen, or read another favorite,


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