Okay, the title may be misleading, but I am a fan of libraries so bear with me. This is just to post books that help me write. Things that have inspired, or are just reference I would recommend to anyone.
Poemcrazy: freeing your life with words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge [this books is what started me on free form poetry. It's also what started me in collecting words. For a poetry, I would highly recommend this.]
World Book Encyclopedia [okay, mine are from 1962, so they are lacking in some information, but I still love them.]
Writing Romance by Vanessa Grant [I don't actually own this, but I borrow it frequently from my public library]
The Ode Less Traveled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry This book has helped me break down poetry, though at times I still don’t know if I get it all. I can understand Iambic pentameter better now, but don’t ask me what a trochee is.
Roget’s The New Thesaurus It’s a thesaurus. Basically, I can’t live without one, or several as I also have a pocket Websters Thesaurus, my WordWeb and I’m always looking up synonyms online. I had a marvelous thesaurus with my older version of Microsoft word, but when I got the new laptop, that disappeared.
Elements of Style