Red Harvest My all time favorite read. This book has shaped all my writing and filmmaking.
The Postman Always Rings Twice Hard hitting, Cain is at is best in this book.
The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel) One of the inspirations to the Coen Bros THE BIG LEBOWSKI.
The Godfather The family dynamics in the work are epic.
Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart May seem silly but this is the ultimate character and relationship study. I often refer to it when I need a model for character interactions.
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting My 1st screenwriting book.
20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them A good reference to get your story started.
The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script There are some plot break-down templates that still use to this day.
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need A modern take on Syd Field's book Screenplay.