Shari Lopatin is a former award-winning journalist who now writes novels that tie into modern-day social issues. She also publishes serialized fiction, personal and political essays, and poetry through her Rogue Writer newsletter on Substack. Below are her personal book recommendations, some of which have shaped her as a writer and storyteller. Shari has read every book on these lists and only recommends what she believes is worth one's time. If something sounds intriguing, click the book cover to learn more or purchase a copy.