Jeffrey Thal Posted over 3 years ago What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must? A slight twist: a terribly overlooked book that I've read a hundred times, but that everyone should--must read, at least once a year is Strunk & White's The Elements of Style. Regardless of who you are, no matter how good a writer I think I am, I reread this book. Again and again. To remind myself that I am not nearly as good a writer as I think I am.