Read - All the Tolkien, Narnia, and Oz for my formative years, Ray Bradbury’s short stories (we have that in common, mycroftslittlebrother), Shakespeare (esp Hamlet and the sonnets), Tove Jansson’s Moomintroll books and comics. Lamb by Christopher Moore. and the Sandman. And more recently the writings of Katie Forsythe/wordstrings. And Serpentynka. And many other brilliant people in this fandom, the list would be too long.
For the book title thing: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Lamb by Christopher Moore, Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire, and Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff (sorry, I couldn't narrow it down to one lol)