November Reads Recap: Colum McCann, Cormac McCarthy, Scott Pilgrim

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This month was a weird one for reading. I had not realized just how much writing for NaNoWriMo would impact my casual reading. It was hard enough to keep track of my own story lines and characters but adding another book on top of it became rather stressful instead of enjoyable. I found myself spending commuting time thinking about my story instead of reading.

For that reason, I blew though Waste, a short 100 page story and Scott Pilgrim, a really fun-to-read graphic novel. I began reading “Drawing Words and Writing Pictures” earlier in the year. It is designed to be a text-book and I was going through it that way. I finally completed all the lessons this month. Whether you want to draw or write or both, I definitely recommend this one.

Pick of the Month: Let The Great World Spin

All The Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Western
Rating: 3/5
Summary: Same McCarthy style

Let The Great World Spin
Author: Colum McCann
Genre: Historical Fiction, Multiple Storylines
Rating: 5/5
Summary: Intersecting lives + tightrope walking + nyc

Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5
Summary: Worth reading even if you’ve seen the movie

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
Author: Jessica Abel, Matt Madden
Genre: Drawing + Writing reference for graphic novelists & cartoonists
Rating: 4/5
Summary: In-depth resource for drawing & writing beginners

Waste
Author: Eugene Marten
Genre: Experimental fiction
Rating: 2/5
Summary: Pretentious prose

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