Thursday, December 3, 2015

Favorites and Thanks

Somehow, I ended up teaching a LitReactor class. If you’re reading this early enough, you can probably still sign up. It starts today and covers how to pitch a comic book. Should be fun.

While crafting my first lecture - yes, I can lecture - I got to thinking about the idea of learning, and how as writers, we should never really stop. I was also thinking about gratitude a lot, too. Thanksgiving had just ended and I’d just flaked on two DSD posts. So, I was thankful for all the great things in my life, one of them being Steve Weddle for his patience and understanding.

So, what’s my point? My point is that I’m thankful for a lot of books and things I’ve learned from them. With that in mind, here’s a list of what got me jazzed about reading and writing this year - with a few older books tacked on that deserve special mention.

Not a shocker that most of them are crime novels, politics or music-related. Those are my jams. I read a ton of comics, too, but that's a whole list unto itself. Maybe later this month.

In terms of next year - I'm very much looking forward to the new Megan Abbott, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, Charlie Jane Anders and more. I'll pop that list up here early next year.

What were your favorite books of the year? Which books are you most looking forward to? Share below!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break and got some much-needed down time.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Wow. Thanks Alex. I'm in some amazing company!