Okay, I was a total nonfiction bookworm when I was younger and I still am (information is more real when it comes out of a book instead of a webpage, didn’t you know?). So I have many nonfiction research loves, but this is my favorite, hand’s down. Katharine Briggs’ An Encyclopedia of Fairies. Basically it’s an alphabetical guide to all these weird and wonderful British fairy myths, from evil water horses to time in fairy land to things that crawl from under rocks . . . It’s not just a great starting point for researching real fairy myths for my novels, it is a book that as a teen I could read from cover to cover and then do it again. I checked this book out again and again and again . . . and as an adult, I went and bought it and I still can read it cover to cover.
In fact, makes me want to go out and read it right now. I’m going to go look up “taboo.”